About the Campaign

The Museum is celebrating its Centennial by undertaking a $30 million capital campaign that will prepare us to serve our community for the next 100 years!

The project is broken down into two phases that will begin as funding is secured. Both phases include new gallery programs and experiences, exhibit renovations, and essential Museum infrastructure and site improvements.

The Museum’s Centennial Campaign will allow us to upgrade our aging facilities in ways that will vastly improve our visitor experience. It will help expand spaces to tell current and relevant stories, reinforce ourselves as the regional authority for all things natural, and inspire generations of visitors with the artifacts, geology, ecology, and history that make the Santa Barbara region unique in the world. And even more than facts and artifacts, our Museum is poised to truly inspire all that visit with programs, exhibits and hands-on nature experiences that will be literally life changing.

We’ve done this for 100 years, and we’re about to do it better.