The Kingdom of California: Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration
These original maps on display represent early attempts to explore and map the Pacific coast.
Enjoy the Indoor Art Show which features the works of dozens of local well-known artists showcasing an array of painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, jewelry, and more. All works displayed at the show are for sale and proceeds help support Museum programs.
Sea Center on Stearns Wharf
At the Sea Center visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on close encounters with sea creatures, and a live shark touch pool. Children can crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective.
Art of Natural History: Rare Treasures from the Museum’s Antique Print Collection
June 22–September 3, 2018
See how artists and scientists viewed the natural world spanning 300 years in this summer exhibit highlighting historic prints from the Museum’s art collection.