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With your gift someone can flutter with the butterflies, dig for treasures in the backyard and fly to space in the central coast's only Planetarium. Purchase a Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gift Membership for your friends and family and you’ll be giving them more than all the of regular benefits of membership. They’ll get to experience an inspiring world of nature!

Benefits include:

  • FREE general admission to the Museum
  • FREE general admission to the Sea Center
  • FREE Planetarium daytime show tickets
  • FREE admission to our annual Artwalk, Astrovaganza, World Oceans Day events and more
  • Discount on Birthday Parties
  • Discounts on classes, camps, lectures, workshops, and special events like the Santa Barbara Wine Festival 
  • 10% Discount on all purchases in the Museum Store and Sea Center Store
  • Exclusive invitation to the Annual Members-Only Party to a get a sneak peek at the Summer Shows

Plus, a membership to the Museum also supports creating and maintaining exhibitions that families love to visit, outstanding education programs for children and adults, irreplaceable artifacts and specimens, and important scientific research that make critical contributions to scientific understandings of our natural world.

All gift memberships are packaged and includes a space for your personal message.

$350 Explorer Recipients can bring their family plus 4 guests any time PLUS be a member of the Adventurer's club!

$150 Naturalist {BEST VALUE}
Recipients can bring their family plus 2 guests every time 

$85 Family
2 adults per visit and children under 18 

$65 Member
2 named adults or 1 named adult and option to bring 1 guest 

To see additional levels and benefits please click here.

 For your convenience, we offer multiple opportunities to purchase a Gift of Membership:

ONLINE: Click here

MAIL: Download the membership form and and return by mail.

PHONE: Please call our membership office at 805-682-4711 ext. 114.


FAX: Download the membership form and fax to our membership office at 805-569-3170.

starVISIT: The next time you visit the Museum or Sea Center, just ask one of our Visitor Services staff at the Admissions Desk to assist you.

QUESTIONS: Please e-mail or call our membership office at
or at 805-682-4711 ext. 114.


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