The Museum and Sea Center are closed due to the stay at home order but you can still shop unique items in our online store (sbnature.org/store).

Facility Rentals

Wedding ceremonies at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History during COVID-19 Pandemic: We are currently not offering external rentals.

Nestled in Nature...

...there is a unique location for your special occasion at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center. The Museum is nestled along the banks of Mission Creek, shaded by majestic oak trees. The beauty of nature provides a memorable place for ceremonies and receptions. The Sea Center rests atop the Pacific Ocean on historic Stearns Wharf, offering a unique blend of contemporary design and breathtaking views of Santa Barbara, renowned coastline. With one-of-kind spaces nestled in nature, the Museum and Sea Center can accommodate your special event. In addition, the special events staff of the Museum and Sea Center are available to offer exceptional on-site support.

Day or Night...

...large or small, from informally fun to formally festive or somewhere in between, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center offer the perfect settings for rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, board meetings, corporate events, client entertainment, and social celebrations.

The Museum and Sea Center also provide full-service support with facility rentals, catering recommendations, entertainment options, and historical enhancements. We're here to add the special, detailed touches that make the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center exceptional for any special occasion.

Wooded Area Museum Rental outdoors

Please contact Meridith Moore at mmoore@sbnature2.org or 805-451-0574 for a personal tour and more information.

Top photo credit: Nicole Kirshner