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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of family programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world.  

Upcoming Programs (2017)



Select Thursdays, June through September

  • June  29
  • August 10, 31
  • September 21

Thursday, June 29, 2017
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
On Stearns Wharf, in front of the Sea Center

Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA Divers LIVE as they explore our local coastal ecosystems such as sea grass beds, kelp forests and more. Ask the divers questions while learning about the habitats and organisms under Stearns Wharf and beyond. FREE public program. 

Information: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or


BranchOut: Nature Escape Room Events:

The Great Mammoth Hunt
July 16, 23 and August 5, 6, 19, 20

The Biosphere Project
July 30 and August 12, 13

10:00–11:00 AM
11:30–12:30 PM
1:00–2:00 PM
2:30–3:30 PM
4:00–5:00 PM


BranchOut designs activities that give kids an experience in nature they will never forget. Modeled off the popular “escape room” movement, games are brought to life where kids are the heroes on a quest to solve an
environmental mission before time runs out. Participants must work together to solve puzzles and challenges,
exploring nature and the great outdoors for clues.

Guardians are encouraged to participate with their child in this family event; all participating guardians/adults
must also reserve a spot when signing up.

Members $12; non-members $18
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Sign up at


2017 Family Friendly Festivals:

Astro-vaganza on Saturday, September 9
California Coastal Beach Cleanup on Saturday, September 16
Tales and Scales @ Sea Center on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 AM-3:00PM
Supak'a: Chumash Gathering on Saturday, November 11

For more information about upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar page.
Please contact 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or if you have questions regarding family programs.  


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