2559 Puesta Del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA

Located just beyond the Old Mission, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History offers visitors of all ages a chance to discover and reconnect with nature. Visit informative exhibit halls about birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, geology, and the Chumash Indians. Walk through the Maximus Art Gallery – one of the few museums that combines history, science, nature, and art. Read a book in the Museum’s Library. Explore and hike the Nature Trail and The Museum Backyard along Mission Creek. Experience the excitement of space exploration in the Space Lab and Gladwin Planetarium. Discover the wonders of Earth, Moon, Mars & Beyond with the Magic Planet. Purchase mementos and unique gifts at the Museum Store.

Open Daily 10 AM-5 PM. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day and the last Saturday of June for the annual Santa Barbara Wine & Food FestivalTM. Admission: Adults $12; Teens/Seniors $8; Children (2-12 years) $7. Parking is free. Get the SB Nature Pass and visit both the Museum and Sea Center.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday 10AM - 5PM
Tuesday 10AM - 5PM
Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Special Events


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Santa Barbara Artwalk

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Indoor Show features Artists of Distinction, an impressive group of nationally recognized artists presenting paintings,…


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Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Shop and experience the world’s traditional cultures through folk art. The Folk & Tribal Art Marketplace, the largest folk art…


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Bugs… Outside of the Box

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

This exhibit presents a selection of greatly enlarged insect sculptures, each showcasing the beauty hidden within the (mini)beasts of the…