The Museum's outdoor spaces are now open to the public. Reserve tickets at Indoor spaces and the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf remain closed. Please check back for updated information.

Bird Habitat Hall

Location: Museum

Description: Bird Habitat Hall has been newly refurbished and features eight dioramas depicting a variety of habitats in the Santa Barbara region. Dioramas include breathtaking landscapes painted by Ray Strong.


  • Seated dinner: 80
  • Cocktail reception: 100
  • Additional space available with rental combination

Audio-Visual Capabilities:

  • Must contact Museum-approved A/V technician for use of A/V equipment.

Internet Access: Yes


  • Up to 150 cars on site.

Limitations: No smoking, balloons, confetti, or open flames.

Other Services:

  • Catering counseling
  • On-site coordinator & security


Bird Habitat Hall and Main Courtyard: $2,000

Our Event Manager, Meridith Moore, is available to answer any questions and schedule on-site visit and consultation. Contact her at 805-682-4711 ext. 112, or email at

Bird Hall Rental