Press Releases

January 16, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology is making a dramatic improvement in its ability to preserve and protect core specimens in its collections.
December 20, 2018
Spectacular specimen visiting from a Canadian museum challenges marine science facility visitors to contemplate our interconnected world
December 19, 2018
The Sea Center is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival on Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM thanks to support from the Associated Students Coastal Fund at UCSB.
November 6, 2018
Support the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, artisans, and fair trade for the holidays
October 16, 2018
Hosted by four Central Coast tribes at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
September 26, 2018
From October 5 through January 2, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit antique maps and books from the 17th to 19th centuries.
September 24, 2018
Second Phase of $20 Million Centennial Project Now Complete
August 30, 2018
The 30th Annual Santa Barbara Artwalk Artists of Inspiration Exhibition presented by the Museum League, will take place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on September 22-23.
August 29, 2018
Following 12 months of renovations as part of the Museum’s $20 Million Centennial Project, the transformed Backyard and Nature Club House, and new Sprague Butterfly Pavilion will open September 22.
August 27, 2018
The Santa Barbara Audubon Society held a farewell celebration in honor of Eyes in the Sky (EITS) founder and Director Gabriele Drozdowski at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on August 26.
August 14, 2018
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Docent Open House on Monday, September 10 from 9:30-11:30 AM for anyone interested in becoming a docent.
July 26, 2018
As part of its Centennial Campaign to improve and revitalize the 17-acre campus, the Museum looked for ways to restore important historic architectural elements.
June 11, 2018
From June 22 to September 3, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit fifty rare historic prints from its unique collection.
June 4, 2018
Funds raised support the Museum’s Education Program
May 30, 2018
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will celebrate World Oceans on June 9 with free admission.
May 25, 2018
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host its 31st Annual Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival on Saturday, June 30 from 2:00-5:00 PM.
May 22, 2018
Following ten months of transformation supported by the Museum’s $20 million Centennial Campaign, the first of two “Grand Reopenings” will occur on Saturday, June 2.
May 17, 2018
Douglas Dreier and Susan Parker have been appointed to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Board of Trustees for a three-year term.
May 17, 2018
On Saturday, May 26, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will open the traveling exhibition “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic,” which showcases some of National Geographic’s most
May 14, 2018
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce the launch of a newly designed, mobile-responsive website aimed to improve navigation, usability, and visitor experience.