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The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Mission Canyon Campus and Sea Center offer school groups unique learning experiences through various activities designed to meet specific educational goals. Students are encouraged to develop keen observation skills, to generate questions, and to construct a personal understanding of the natural world. School programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and support the Common Core. Reservations are required for all programs.

Museum of Santa Barbara
Museum Mission Canyon Campus

To inquire or register for a Museum
program, please fill out the registration
form below.

Please read fees, terms & conditions
*We are fully booked for Spring 2017*

Travis King, School and
Teacher Services Specialist
805-682-4711 ext. 108 or

  • Programs run Tuesday-Friday
  • Astrono-Mondays offered for
    5th/6th grade
  • Arrival time is 9:30 AM
  • Programs run 10:00 AM-Noon
Sea Center of Santa Barbara
Sea Center Campus

To inquire or register for a Sea Center
program, please contact:

Steve Keller, School and
Teacher Services Coordinator Sea Center
805-962-2526 ext. 108 or
  • Programs run Monday-Friday
  • Arrival time is 9:30 AM
  • Programs run 10:00 AM-Noon
  • Includes one hour Sea Center tour combined with grade-level Outdoor Nature Exploration on the beach.

Sea Center Registration Form>

Download PDFField Trip Programs: To view all grade specific programs at each site, please refer to the School Program Guide.

Each class must choose from two of the following one hour school programs when booking a field trip:

  • Museum or Sea Center Interactive Tour (Offered at Sea Center and Museum)
  • Discovery Lab (Museum only)
  • Outdoor Nature Exploration (Offered at Sea Center and Museum)
  • Planetarium (maximum capacity, 44) (Museum only)

Middle School & High School Programs:

School programing availible for all grade levels. Please call to inquire about field trip programing for grades 7-12.

Fees, Terms & Conditions

  • All payments are non-refundable. (Starting January1st 2017)
  • All field trips must put down a $50.00 non-refundable deposit per visit. (Starting January 1st 2017)
  • All field trips run for 2 hours, with a fee of $100 per class.
  • Payment must be received 2 weeks prior to visit or your reservation will be canceled. To prevent caneclation we recommend you pay as soon as you book to secure your reservation.
  • Once booked, date change requests will be answered in the order in which they received. Please have your dates confirmed with your colleagues and grade level team before booking your trip. 
  • All Programs run rain or shine and are non-refundable.
  • Per class fee includes 1 free adult for every 5 students. Additional adults must pay.
  • Additional Adults $8 per adult at the Museum, $6.50 per adult at the Sea Center.

Scholarship for Financial Assistance

  • The Museum offers a limited number of scholarships to schools who qualify.
  • If qualified, scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Starting January 1st 2017. All field trips that qualify for financial assistance must pay a $50.00 non-refundable booking fee per visit to secure their reservation. 
  • Museum Access Fund (PDF)

Arrival and Departure

  • Buses must plan on arriving 30 minutes early. This prevents traffic delays and gives students a chance to use the restrooms before starting their visit.
  • Buses will pick up students in front of the Museum or Sea Center at 12:30 PM. 





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