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The Museum's Mission Canyon campus is situated among 11 acres of oak and riparian woodland along Mission Creek. At nearly 100 years old, the Museum has a long history of natural history collections, exhibits and education. What began as the Museum of Comparative Oology has expanded to include much more than eggs! The collections held are organized within the staffed departments of Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Museum Library and Archives and the Natural History Art Gallery. In addition there are holdings in mineralogy, regional geology and paleontology.

The Museum is also a vital player in community and current events, with many special programs and exhibits throughout the year. Volunteers at this location provide a wide range of services, from temporary summer exhibit interpretation (e.g. Butterflies Alive!) to staffing special events and programs such as the Santa Barbara Wine Festival and Town Hall gatherings. 

Explore the various volunteer opportunities at the Museum!

For Volunteer opportunities at our Sea Center, click HERE.


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