Plan Your Trip

Welcome back 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

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 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.

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the recommendations of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and California’s Department of Public Health, all visitors, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are required to wear a face covering upon entering the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Museum Store until further notice.

In an effort to create the safest possible environment, please note visitors who plan to attend an event in SBMA’s Mary Craig Auditorium must show proof of being fully vaccinated with a booster (if eligible) OR, in some cases, supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), along with an official photo ID, before entering the venue. Visitors must also follow SBMA’s mask policy and wear a mask in accordance with the recommendations of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) and California’s Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mask guidance. Capacity limited to 50 seats.

Thank you for ensuring the safety of all.

By reserving/purchasing an admission ticket or entering the SBMA premises, you are agreeing to follow this policy.

** Facial coverings are exempt for persons younger than two years of age, with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask, hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired.



Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays 11 am – 8 pm
Free Thursday Evenings 5 – 8 pm
Closed Monday  
Closed at 2 pm: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
Closed Holidays: Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, Independence Day


SBMA Members Free
Non-Member: Adult $10.00
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
CalFresh/SNAP Participants**

*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

**Individuals and families presenting a CalFresh/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID receive free admission for up to a group of four.

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Museum Store


Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 8 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday & Holidays

Family Resource Center


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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