May 20, 2019 Date

Featured Events

Butterflies Alive! Exhibit Opening
Saturday, May 25
From May 25-September 2: Walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around you. The exhibit features a dazzling variety of butterflies,...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Members' Party
Friday, May 31
Members are invited to join us for our annual Members' Party! Enjoy a delicious taco bar, get your face painted, say hello to our wild birds of prey friends from Eyes in the...
5:00 PM–7:30 PM
World Oceans Day Festival
Saturday, June 8
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center—in collaboration with marine biologists at UCSB—is offering free admission to the Sea Center for the World O...
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Science Pub: Harnessing Gut Microbes to  Turn Waste into Energy
Monday, June 10
Grazing animals host a treasure trove of microorganisms in their gut that convert woody plant biomass into sugar. Dr. Michelle O’Malley, Associate Professor of Chemical...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, June 20
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival - SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 29
Note: Tickets to this year's festival are sold out as of April 15, 2019. The region's premier wine and food festival returns Saturday, June 29 with another epic line up of wi...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Science Pub - Taxidermy: Breathing Life into a ‘Dead' Art
Monday, July 8
Museum taxidermist Allis Markham will explain the intricacies and beauty behind taxidermy animals for public education. Learn how taxidermy specimens can make a difference for...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, July 18
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Science on Site:  50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing
Saturday, July 20
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing—when one small step was a giant leap in our understanding of space —with special moon-themed activities. - Fre...
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, August 15
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM