Press Releases

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.
April 11, 2018
Funds raised will support the Museum’s Education Program
April 5, 2018
Toward Climate Change Resilience – A Community Conversation, April 25, 7:00 PM
February 21, 2018
Local Artist Holli Harmon Creates Likeness Based on First-Hand Accounts
January 31, 2018
Unique program helps guests learn to be ethical stewards of the natural world
January 25, 2018
Museum Also Announces Six New Board Officers
January 19, 2018
Honoring Eyes in the Sky, Dr. Charlotte Tyler, and Judy and Jack Stapelmann
January 16, 2018
As a gift to the community post-Thomas Fire and mudslides in Montecito