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!
June 4, 2020 Date

Featured Events

Science Pub From Home: Tangled Up in Blue – Whale Entanglement on the West Coast
Monday, June 8
Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Click the link to register via Zoom and grab a drink to enjoy during the...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Star Party
Saturday, July 11
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planet...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, August 8
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planet...
8:00 PM–11:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
Saturday, August 22
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 mor...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, September 12
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planet...
8:00 PM–11:00 PM
Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 20
Once a month from September to April, the Museum offers free admission to welcome all members of the community. For a listing of other Free Admission Days, visit the Hours an...
10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, October 10
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planet...
7:30 PM–11:00 PM
Free Admission Day
Sunday, October 18
Once a month from September to April, the Museum offers free admission to welcome all members of the community. For a listing of other Free Admission Days, visit the Hours an...
10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, November 14
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planet...
7:00 PM–10:00 PM
Free Admission Day
Sunday, November 15
Once a month from September to April, the Museum offers free admission to welcome all members of the community. For a listing of other Free Admission Days, visit the Hours an...
10:00 AM–10:00 PM