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  Teen Programs at the Museum and Sea Center
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Kelley App
Teen Programs Manager or 805-682-4711 x172


Use the menu bar on the left side of this page to find details about each programand links to our applications.

Quasars to Sea Stars

Join a select group of Santa Barbara teens as you explore science, nature, the museum, California, and our planet. 
Take trips throughout the year, get hands on experience in science related careers, AND become a paid staff member during your time in the program. Quasars form tight bonds and gain skills that last a lifetime.

  • Must be in 9th grade to apply
    (or the age equivalent)
  • Must reside in Santa Barbara County
  • Three-year commitment starting at the end of 9th grade
  • The application period for Quasars to Sea Stars opens in March 2017 and is due by April 2017.



Become an ambassador for the Museum as you present public programs throughout the Museum and engage with visitors in our Butterfly Pavilion. VolunTEENS is a fun summer program in which teens earn community service hours while collaborating with other teens and becoming a part of the Museum community.

  • Must be 13–17 years old
  • Minimum commitment:
    4 hour shift once per week throughout the summer
  • Option to earn additional hours
    as a Counselor In Training with our camps program
  • Summer commitment
  • The application period for VolunTEENS opens in March 2017 and is due by beginning of May 2017.

Applications open on March 3, 2017

Lyn and David Anderson


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