Group Rate FAQ

See what most group organizers ask before coming to visit us.

Museum 

Please have your group gather at the Whale Skeleton (adjacent to the parking lot). Have the group leader come to the Museum’s Admissions Office to pay the balance and get admission tickets and maps. Bring your reservation form and be prepared to provide the number of guests in your group.

Sea Center

Group leader should come straight to the Sea Center front desk while the rest of the group waits outside (weather permitting).

At the Museum buses and private cars may park in the Museum Parking Lot free of charge. 

At the Sea Center buses can park along Cabrillo Blvd. The parking lot at the intersection of Garden St and Cabrillo has a few oversized vehicle spaces that buses can utilize; cost is $4 an hour.

The Museum has a beautiful picnic area alongside the creek and snacks available in the Museum Store and vending machines. You are welcome to bring your own picnic. Picnic area is available on a first come first serve basis.

The Sea Center is surrounded by local restaurants and the beach is always great for a picnic.

Of course! Our gift shops have great toys and gifts for all price ranges. Youth guests must be chaperoned and visit in groups of 10 or less. Depending on the group size there may be a time limit. Please time appropriately with bus pick up.

All exhibits are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

At the Museum wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out at the Museum’s Admissions Office by leaving a driver's license or other form of valid identification.

We accept cash, checks, traveler’s checks, and all major credit cards.

Unless the number in your group increases or decreases drastically, there is no need to contact us. On the day of your visit, you’ll pay the remaining balance based on your final group numbers. In order to receive the group discount, a minimum of 10 people is required.

For every 10 youth guests we suggest an adult chaperone.

If you don't see your question here contact us:

Museum Group Information: Call Kim Zsembik at 805-682-4711 ext. 115 or groupbookings@sbnature2.org

Sea Center Group Information: Call Steve Keller at 805-682-4711 ext. 108 or skeller@sbnature2.org

Museum and Sea Center Group Rates