Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Closing early at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve.

Admission & Parking

Museum Tickets

Adult (18-64 years) $12
Senior (65+ years) $8
Teen (13-17 years) $8
Child (2-12 years) $7
Child less than 2 years Free

The Museum is embarking upon a series of ambitious and exciting projects this year that will make our campus more accessible, and even more engaging. And while the Museum will remain open during these renovations, there will be impacts upon our operations, including a significant amount of our onsite parking space dedicated for the use of construction equipment and materials, and a renovation of the Mammal, Bird and Cartwright Exhibits Halls.

Free Family Sundays

The Museum is free third the Sunday of each month (except in May, June, July, and August).

Planetarium Tickets

Members Free; non-member $4
(with paid admission)

NOTE: The Museum is closed the last Saturday in June for the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival™.

Sea Center Tickets

Adult (18-64 years) $8.50
Senior (65+ years) $7.50
Teen (13-17 years) $7.50
Child (2-12 years) $6
Child less than 2 years Free


At the Museum parking is free.
At the Sea Center first 90-minutes free
$2.50 per hour or any part of an hour thereafter.

Group Rates

See rates and options for groups of 10 or more

Frequently Asked Questions 

See our frequently asked questions when planning your visit.

NOTE: The Museum and Sea Center are pet-free and non-smoking campuses.