The Museum and Sea Center are closed until it is safe to reopen, but we are working hard on our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival ®

The region's premier wine and food festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 22, 2020.

The space available for the event is expanding to spread out over even more of the Museum’s campus than in previous years, and ticket sales have been closed to ensure proper social distancing.

Guests will sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland along Mission Creek.

All net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs.

Presenting sponsor: Frank Schipper Construction Company

Sponsored in part by:
The Berry Man
Town & Country Event Rentals
Inside Wine Santa Barbara
Matilija Pure Water Systems
Robertson International Travel Consultants
HUB International
Bristol Farms
Green Project Consultants
Beacon Coffee
Flowers & Associates

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Melissa Baffa at

Santa Barbara Wine Festival ® Participants 2019

Santa Barbara Food Festival™ Participants 2019

Every Cork Wins! Raffle

Upon arrival at the festival, watch for the Every Cork Wins! raffle ticket sellers. Festival guests have the chance to purchase $40 Every Cork Wins! raffle tickets (as long as tickets last) and are guaranteed to win a prize worth $40 or more (some prizes worth up to $500 in value). The raffle prize drawing begins at 3:00 PM and prizes include wine, restaurant certificates, hotel stays, and much more. All profits raised from Every Cork Wins! raffle ticket sales support the Museum’s educational programs for all ages and help us carry out our mission of inspiring the next generation of young explorers.

Thank You

Many thanks to our guests, wineries, food purveyors, and volunteers for supporting the Museum and our mission to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the festival supports the Museum and Sea Center’s nature and science education for adults and children.

For more information, please contact Meridith Moore at 805-682-4711 ext. 112 or