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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Amenities

Amenities

Accommodations - General
100% Smoke Free:
Yes
AAA Discount:
Yes
Senior Citizen Discount:
Yes
Accommodations - On-Site
A/V on site:
Yes
Bus Parking:
Yes
Free Parking:
Yes
Meeting Facilities on site:
Yes
Outdoor Event Venues:
Yes
Picnic Area:
Yes
Childrens Programs:
Yes
Amenities - Wine
Picnic Area:
Yes
Winery Events:
Yes
Attractions
Picnic Area:
Yes
Educational Programs:
Yes
Gift Shop:
Yes
Kids Programs:
Yes
Outdoor Activities:
Yes
Parking Available:
Yes
Water Activities:
Yes
Shopping
Boutique/Shop:
Yes
Parking:
Yes

General

Accessibility
Wheelchair:
Yes
General
Green:
Yes
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Special Events


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BranchOut Nature Escape Room

Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Experience BranchOut, Santa Barbara’s first nature escape room, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this summer! (Ages 7…


Experience the Eclipse 2017

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

View the Eclipse live from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Palmer Observatory.A collaborative celebration of the Total Solar…


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Santa Barbara Artwalk

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Once again, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Museum League present Artwalk at its Mission Creek campus on Saturday and…


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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…