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Quasars to Sea Stars


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Join a select group of teens unlike any other.
Get ready to discover and transform the way you see our planet.
Take a multi-year journey down unexpected paths.
Experience science and nature in new and exciting ways
Forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

Quasars to Sea Stars is a unique chance for Santa Barbara teens who are inspired to plunge into nature, science, exploration, education, and fun at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center

This multi-year work-study-volunteer commitment is for those who are...

...passionate about the natural world
...want to dive deep into science
...want to explore our planet and become impactful members of the community.

If ANY of the above statements sound like you…APPLY TODAY!



  • Take museum and science classes
  • Hike, camp, snorkel, kayak, boat, travel
  • Become paid employees
  • Work with reputable scientists
  • Teach others and give public presentations
  • Explore careers related to science, nature, and museums
  • Earn community service hours
  • Volunteer at events in the community and at the museum
  • Have the time of your life and forge bonds with other teens in the community



  1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  2. School Year = 20 hours per month
  3. Summer = 25 hours per week
  4. Must be a current 8th or 9th grader, or equivalent in age, to apply.
  5. Reliable, committed, and motivated to learn.



  • Application Deadline for new Quasars: April 27, 11:45 pm
  • Interviews for new Quasars: May 5
  • Program Orientation: June 18-23
  • Summer Dates: June 18-August 13
  • School Year Dates: mid September-end of May
  • Breaks: 1 month during the start of school, 2 weeks in winter, 1 1/2 weeks in June 

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Kelley App
Teen Programs Manager or 805-682-4711 ext. 172






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