The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Adult Opportunities

From public exhibit interpretation to special events to behind-the-scenes work in the collections, there are many opportunities for adults at the Museum and Sea Center. Explore the options below for more information.

Share the wonder of our seasonal exhibit, Butterflies Alive! during the summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Mandatory training session in May; interest in working with the public is essential. At least one weekly 2.5 hour shift required during four-month exhibit.

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Share your passion for the conservation and stewardship of Santa Barbara’s coastal waters and watersheds at our campus on Stearns Wharf. We provide the training—you bring a love of working with people and the ocean!

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Special events happen with a great team. Assist with festivals, lectures, workshops, and community events. Keen interest in working with the public and flexible, team-oriented style are essential.

In partnership with Santa Barbara Audubon, receive training to work with live birds of prey ambassadors. Public interaction skills and intensive bird care and handling training provided.

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Guide the Museum's school programs, exploring natural history with students inside the Museum and outdoors.

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Are you a master of the universe? After a training period, present public planetarium shows. A background in astronomy or physics is a plus; public speaking and/or presentation experience is preferred.

For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Rebecca Coulter at 805-682-4711 ext. 107 or