Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1916 as the Museum of Comparative Oology, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has evolved to include more than 3.5 million specimens covering every aspect of natural history—from mammals, birds, and marine life to geology, astronomy, paleontology, and anthropology. Newly renovated in 2018, the Museum boasts state-of-the-art interactive exhibits for all ages, paired with the Central Coast’s only planetarium, on 17 acres of oak woodland along Mission Creek. Guests learn about the Santa Barbara region’s unique and diverse natural history and then go outside to explore nature in the Museum Backyard. Museum education programs serve all ages to promote scientific literacy and instill a passion for nature and learning. Please check the official website for holiday hours.

Location

2559 Puesta del Sol,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact

(805) 682-4711
Website

Opening Hours

10 am–5 pm

Open Days

Every day

Region

Santa Barbara

Type

Science and Nature

Features

Accessibility options, Family-friendly, Great for kids, Indoor, Outdoor, Parking: Free, Parking: On-site, Shopping on-site

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