Scientific Imagery by Lucie Gimmel
Scientific Imaging Specialist Lucie Gimmel uses various imaging techniques to reveal the distinctive features and beauty of patterns, colors, and textures hidden in our specimens.
The Artist's Table Art Show
From Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will feature 30 works from 11 local celebrated artists to raise funds to support Museum exhibits.
Featured artists include Peter Adams, Jannene Behl, John Cosby, Steve Curry, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Ray Hunter, Craig Nelson, Jordan Pope, Thomas Van Stein, and Ralph Waterhouse. The show is curated by Diane Waterhouse in conjunction with the sold-out art dinner event, The Artist’s Table.
All art is for sale and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum to support the 2020 summer exhibits, including Butterflies Alive! and an amazing display of gems, minerals, and fossils. The exhibition is free with paid Museum admission.
The Artist's Table
Featured artists for The Artist's Table event on September 27, 2019.
Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace
This is a three-day shopping extravaganza and the largest folk art show in Southern California.
Sea Center Private Event Rentals
Photos from private events held at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf.
The Kingdom of California: Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration
These original maps on display represent early attempts to explore and map the Pacific coast.
Sea Center on Stearns Wharf
At the Sea Center visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on close encounters with sea creatures, and a live shark touch pool. Children can crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective.
Art of Natural History: Rare Treasures from the Museum’s Antique Print Collection
June 22–September 3, 2018
See how artists and scientists viewed the natural world spanning 300 years in this summer exhibit highlighting historic prints from the Museum’s art collection.