Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Local nameSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History
LocationSanta Barbara, United States

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Santa Barbara, California.

It reconnects more than 150,000 people each year to nature indoors and outdoors. Uniquely nestled in nature, the museum is located along Mission Creek in the Mission Canyon area. The museum has ten indoor exhibit halls focusing on regional natural history including astronomy, birds, insects, geology, mammals, marine life, paleontology, plant life, and the Chumash Indians. Also, the museum is home to the only full-dome planetarium on the Central Coast, a research library, and the John & Peggy Maximus Art Gallery.

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Opening hours

Closed: New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving Day (4th Thurs of Nov), Christmas Day (Dec 25), and the last Sat in June.


Adult (18-64): $12
Senior (65+): $8
Teen (13-17): $8
Child (2-12): $7
Child (less than 2 years) Free

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +1 805 682 4711

Address 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

Coordinates 34°26'26.989" N -119°42'51.49" E

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