Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA

Founded in 1916 as the Museum of Comparative Oology, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has evolved to include more than 3.5 million specimens covering every aspect of natural history—from mammals, birds, and marine life to geology, astronomy, paleontology, and anthropology.

Newly renovated in 2018, the Museum boasts state-of-the-art interactive exhibits for all ages, paired with the Central Coast’s only planetarium, on 17 acres of oak woodland along Mission Creek. Guests learn about the Santa Barbara region’s unique and diverse natural history and then go outside to explore nature in the Museum Backyard. Museum education programs serve all ages to promote scientific literacy and instill a passion for nature and learning.

Visit the website for current daily admission prices and hours. Parking is free.

Health & Safety Standards

Masks required for ages three and up.

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10AM - 2PM
Thursday 10AM - 2PM
Friday 10AM - 2PM
Saturday 10AM - 2PM
Sunday 10AM - 2PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Amenities

Overview

Attractions
Picnic Area:
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Educational Programs:
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Gift Shop:
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Kids Programs:
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Outdoor Activities:
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Parking Available:
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Rentals:
Yes
Reservations Required:
Yes
Water Activities:
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Shopping
Boutique/Shop:
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Parking:
Yes

Available Services

General
No Contact Services:
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Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers:
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Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
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Mobile Payments Accepted:
Yes
Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
Yes

Details

Accessibility
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Wheelchair:
Yes
General
Reservation Required:
Yes
Green:
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