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Open Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Except for holidays and special events noted below.

2023 Special Hours

MOXI will be closed on the following holidays; Thanksgiving, September 30, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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General Admission

General Admission

Adults (13+): $18
Children (3 – 12): $14
Children (2 and under): Free

Members: Free

EBT Cardholders: $1 per member of household

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Getting Here.

125 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Important Information.

General Entrance Policies.

  • Children 13 and over may visit MOXI unaccompanied, however, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a legal adult (18+).
  • You may apply the cost of your general admission tickets toward an annual membership at MOXI’s entry desk on the same day as your visit only.
  • Food and beverage are allowed.

Health + Safety

  • Masks are no longer required for guests when visiting the museum.
  • We ask visitors to continue to be vigilant in practicing good hygiene, to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and to please refrain from visiting if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms.

Museums for All.

MOXI offers $1 general admission to EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cardholders and their families/households ($1 per member of household) through the Museums for All program. Tickets may be purchased at MOXI’s front desk. Photo ID and EBT card must be presented at time of purchase. Learn more about this program and find other participating museums here.

Free Admission for Educators.

Educators within Santa Barbara or Ventura Counties (grades K-12) receive free admission when presenting current, valid identification from their employer at time of purchase. This offer may only be redeemed onsite at MOXI, admission subject to capacity restrictions.

Alternative Transportation Discount.

Guests who use the train or bus to get to MOXI may be eligible for a $1 discount off regular general admission ticket prices. To receive discount, guest must present valid train or bus ticket from day-of visit at MOXI. This offer may only be redeemed onsite at MOXI, admission subject to capacity restrictions.

Group Rates.

Discounts (10+ people) for groups are applicable when visits are booked in advance. More information here.

ASTC Reciprocal Program.

If you are a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you may be eligible for free general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children (3-17) in the same household when you visit MOXI. Children 2 and under are always free. This offer is only redeemable onsite at MOXI and is subject to capacity restrictions. If you want to guarantee admission on your desired date and time, please purchase tickets in advance here and we will refund the cost at check-in upon request, or email your reservation number and a copy of your Membership card, at least 3 days prior to your visit, to

To be eligible for free admission via the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you must live outside a 90-mile radius from MOXI and the museum where you hold your Membership must also be outside a 90-mile radius from MOXI. This distance is measured “as the crow flies,” meaning it is based on a linear radius, not driving distance.

For instance, members of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are not eligible for free admission to MOXI via the ASTC Travel Passport Program because it is within a 90-mile radius of MOXI.

These policies are set by and agreed to by all participants in the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Full details on the program and list of participating museums is available here.


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