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

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.

Face Covering and Vaccination Policy

In accordance with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and California’s Department of Public Health, both fully vaccinated* and unvaccinated visitors to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art galleries 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.

For visitors attending events in the Mary Craig Auditorium, proof of vaccination is not required, and face covering/masks are recommended, but not required.

Please note, some events may have stricter COVID policies in place as requested by the performer(s). In these scenarios, visitors may be required to wear a face covering/mask** and must show proof of being fully vaccinated, along with an official photo ID, OR, in some cases, supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event) upon entering the venue.

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.

* “Fully vaccinated” is defined as 14-days post second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or single dose of J&J
** 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: New Year's Eve
Closed Holidays: Juneteenth (6/19), Independence Day (7/4), Election Day (11/08) Veteran's Day (11/11), Thanksgiving Day (11/24), Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas Day (12/25), and New Year’s Day (1/1).


Type General Admission
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*
(with card and ID)
Museums for All
CalFresh/SNAP Participants**
(with card and ID)
Bank of America Museums on Us***
(with card and ID)

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

**Museums for All – 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.

***Bank of America Museums on Us – Visitors who present an active Bank of America(r), Merrill(r) (formerly Merrill Lynch(r)) or Bank of America Private Bank(r) (formerly U.S. Trust(r)) branded debit or credit card - physical or electronic/digital card - and a valid photo ID shall receive one free general admission to the Museum on the first full weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday). Additional guests must purchase tickets separately.

Purchase Admission

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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1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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