Press Releases

May 1, 2019
On Saturday, May 25, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will unveil two spectacular summer exhibits: Butterflies Alive! and Prehistoric Forest.
April 18, 2019
A unique opportunity to share an incredible experience this summer
April 2, 2019
SBMNH Curator of Ethnography Jan Timbrook, Ph.D., looks back on a long and successful career working with Native Americans to preserve valuable artifacts of material culture.
February 13, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will again host the region’s premier wine and food event on Saturday, June 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM.
January 25, 2019
From February 8 to May 5, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will celebrate history’s Great Naturalists, from Carl Linnaeus to Charles Darwin.
January 23, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Executive Committee officers for 2019 as well as new Trustee Sharon Bradford.
January 22, 2019
The annual event recognized the generosity of Leadership Circles Members and key donors who contributed to the success of the 2018 year.
January 16, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology is making a dramatic improvement in its ability to preserve and protect core specimens in its collections.
December 20, 2018
Spectacular specimen visiting from a Canadian museum challenges marine science facility visitors to contemplate our interconnected world
December 19, 2018
The Sea Center is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival on Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM thanks to support from the Associated Students Coastal Fund at UCSB.
November 6, 2018
Support the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, artisans, and fair trade for the holidays
October 16, 2018
Hosted by four Central Coast tribes at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
September 26, 2018
From October 5 through January 2, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit antique maps and books from the 17th to 19th centuries.
September 24, 2018
Second Phase of $20 Million Centennial Project Now Complete
August 30, 2018
The 30th Annual Santa Barbara Artwalk Artists of Inspiration Exhibition presented by the Museum League, will take place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on September 22-23.
August 29, 2018
Following 12 months of renovations as part of the Museum’s $20 Million Centennial Project, the transformed Backyard and Nature Club House, and new Sprague Butterfly Pavilion will open September 22.
August 27, 2018
The Santa Barbara Audubon Society held a farewell celebration in honor of Eyes in the Sky (EITS) founder and Director Gabriele Drozdowski at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on August 26.
August 14, 2018
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Docent Open House on Monday, September 10 from 9:30-11:30 AM for anyone interested in becoming a docent.
July 26, 2018
As part of its Centennial Campaign to improve and revitalize the 17-acre campus, the Museum looked for ways to restore important historic architectural elements.
June 11, 2018
From June 22 to September 3, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit fifty rare historic prints from its unique collection.