Directions to the Planetarium & Observatory
SB Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta del Sol Rd.)
This is an off campus location. You should allow for 20 minutes of travel time.

From the 101 Freeway: (see map shown below)

At the Museum: To the Planetarium (for planetarium shows)
For those enrolled in the ERTH-102 Astronomy Lab Class, this is where we first meet.

At the Museum: To the Observatory (outside where there are telescopes)
For those attending a Star Party, telescope viewing, or solar observation, this is where we will meet.


(As posted on the museum's web site!)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, California 93105 USA
  • From the North: Take U.S. Hwy 101 south to the Mission Street exit. Turn left (towards the hills) at the offramp stop light.
  • From the South: Take U.S. Hwy 101 north to the Mission Street exit. Turn right (towards the hills) at the offramp stop light.

Proceed on Mission to Santa Barbara Street. Turn left on Santa Barbara Street, proceed two blocks to the first stop sign at Los Olivos.

Turn right on Los Olivos and continue past The Old Mission which will be on your left.

Stay to the left on Los Olivos at the "Y" beyond The Old Mission. You will cross a stone bridge . . . you are nearly here!

Turn left on Las Encinas and then left again on Puesta del Sol. Proceed to the first parking lot driveway and turn right. Parking is free.