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-Quasars to Sea Stars
-CIT Program

  Teen Programs at the Museum and Sea Center
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Kelley App
Teen Programs Manager or 805-682-4711 ext. 172


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
  • Minimum commitment:
    This is a 3 year long program
  • Application period:
     March 1-May 6

Counselors in Training

Inspire young children to learn about the natural world while working with our summer Nature Adventures Camps program. Develop long lasting friendships with children and adults while learning valuable life skills.

  • Must be 14–17 years old
  • Minimum commitment:
    at least one 5-day block, Monday-Friday,
    during the summer
  • Option to earn additional hours
    as a VolunTEEN
  • Application period:
    March 7-May 6, 2017.


Become an ambassador for the Museum as you present our summer tour to visitors. 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 whole summer
  • Option to earn additional hours
    as a CIT
  • Application period: 
    March 7-May 6, 2017.

Lyn and David Anderson


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