Plan Your Trip

Welcome to SBMA!

Advance ticketing reservations are highly recommended and guarantee your entry time. Reservations are available (for purchase) on site at the Visitors Services desk or online at

Please note, the Museum is currently offering free (or pay as you wish) admission while our passenger elevator is temporarily out of order. Visitors are encouraged to use the State Street entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

For the continued health and safety of all guests and employees, we are not accepting cash transactions. Major credit, debit, and mobile payments are accepted

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time slot to avoid crowding. The suggested visit time is 60 minutes. Your ticket will be required for entrance (printed or on smartphone).

If you are no longer able to visit during your selected time slot, please contact to cancel your reservation so that a space may be opened up for another visitor.

  • No backpacks (including backpack purses), luggage, or oversized bags are permitted in the galleries. Lockers are available near the Visitor Services desks.
  • No food or drink of any kind (including water) are permitted in the galleries.
  • Pets and emotional support animals are not permitted in the Museum. Please visit for information about the Museum's Service Animal Policy.

Face Covering and Vaccination Policy

In accordance with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and California’s Department of Public Health, visitors to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art galleries, Mary Craig Auditorium, and Museum Store are not required to wear a face covering during their visit. Although masks are not required, visitors have the option to wear a mask in the building if they so choose.

Please check the SBMA website for additional information. By reserving/purchasing an admission ticket or entering the Santa Barbara Museum of Art premises, you are agreeing to follow this policy.



Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays 11 am – 8 pm
Closed Monday  
Closed Holidays: Juneteenth (6/19), Independence Day (7/4), Veterans Day (11/11), Thanksgiving Day (11/23), Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas Day (12/25), and New Year’s Day (1/1)


SBMA Members Free
Non-Member: Adult Free
Non-Member: Senior (Age 65+)
Non-Member: Child (Ages 6 – 17 years)
Non-Member: Child (Under 6 years)
Active Military & Military Families (with Military ID)
SB County Students* and Teachers

*Santa Barbara County students (K – college) with current ID/proof of local residency free Santa Barbara County teachers (K – 12th grade) with current ID free. For student groups of 5 or more, please contact Education Programs at 805.884.6441 or email

Purchase Admission

Museum Store

The Museum Store remains open with limited capacity and social distancing


Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday & Holidays


Santa Barbara Art Museum

Museum Hours

Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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