Museum outdoor exhibits are open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Sea Center outdoor exhibits are open Wed–Sun, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM. Indoor exhibits are temporarily closed due to County health orders. Reservations are required for the Museum at sbnature.org/tickets. Sea Center tickets are purchased on-site.

Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen is board Chairman of Allen Construction, a general contracting firm, specializing in environmentally friendly, custom residential and commercial building. A few years ago Dennis was selected as “Innovator of the Year” by Qualified Remodeler, a national builder’s magazine.

Dennis is active in community organizations. For the past 14 years, he has served as a consultant on the County’s Smart Build Santa Barbara Program, an effort to encourage energy efficiency and sustainable practices in building projects within the County. Currently as Chair of Dean’s Council at the UCSB Bren Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management, he is involved in efforts to infuse sustainability into graduate curriculum and campus buildings. He also serves as an Ambassador for the UCSB Education Abroad Program. At present, he is a board member of the Environmental Defense Center. He is delighted to be involved in the Museum’s physical upgrades within its historical campus and especially the refreshing of it exhibits within the context of current day environmental challenges.