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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2936
+1 805-682-4711
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Great place for kids. Ok for adults.

We were greeted by a very nice lady at the front counter where you paid your admission fee. She... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rhea R
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Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Good old-fashioned museum

Lots to see. I'm not always a big fan of dead things in cases (and there's a lot of this) but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Duncan H
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2936
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+1 805-682-4711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by a very nice lady at the front counter where you paid your admission fee. She gave us a brief overview of the museum. That was a nice welcome! It's very small. You can spend about 30-45 minutes here and that would...More

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see. I'm not always a big fan of dead things in cases (and there's a lot of this) but there's variety and a massive blue whale skeleton! Good to get a combined ticket with the the sea centre on the wharf.

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Having lived in Santa Barbara for many years with my small children, I can safely say that the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History never failed to entertain. From the great exhibits to the outdoor nature paths, there's always something new to discover. If you...More

Thank michellekaram
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We just went and realized a lot of galleries are closed. Call before you go and use groupon for tickets, $12 for two. If buying tickets at the counter, it's $12 per person. Overall, it's a small cute well-maintained museum. A volunteer/ an instructor, Glenn,...More

1  Thank Angie H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

There is a lot to see and explore. A well done experience so plan on spending some time here, it is worth it. Don't forget to go out back and see the gardens.

Thank havilahsprings
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This museum is difficult to get to by foot from the Mission, but it was very interesting when we got there. There was a display from the Eyes in the Sky birds of prey group, and we ended up spending about two hours talking to...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

wonderful facility, well designed and executed, wonderful and diverse collections. one of the best jellyfish exhibits in the world, worth the drive for the jellyfish alone. museum is integrated with the wildlife sanctuary 'Sea Center', which extends into the bay/ocean.

Thank Perspectech
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Having visited this museum infrequently for over 30 years, I decided it was time to return. Surprise! I knew they sponsored a rescued raptor project, YET I was fascinated to be within feet of these amazing birds as they perched on branches and the wrists...More

Thank suzannesuz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This little museum provides a good look at the natural history of the Santa Barbara area, as well as a good introduction to the local flora and fauna. The section on the history of the Chumash, the native American tribe that lived in the area...More

1  Thank house2008
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I planned this visit so we could attend the Planetarium show. What a disappointment, very unprofessional. The man who spoke had a cough, his laser pointer didn't work and I really didn't learn much, he seemed very dis-jointed in his information. Perhaps the non working...More

1  Thank napiligal
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788barbie
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Response from 336Chas | Reviewed this property |
Go to their web-page, please. $12 for adults and $7-8 for kids Note that $60 memberships are tax-deductible, and there are reduced rates for groups..
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