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 sits on 17 acres of oak woodland along Mission Creek. At the museum, guests can learn about the unique and diverse natural history of Santa Barbara via a wide range of indoor and outdoor exhibits. They can also explore nature in the Museum Backyard or drive over to the museum’s nearby Sea Center on Stearns Wharf to get up-close with local marine life.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational visit activities, trip organization and student ticket.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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