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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/26/2014: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/26/2014: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Physical Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93105 
EIN: 95-1643378
Web URL: www.sbnature.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A56 Natural History, Natural Science Museums
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A57 Science & Technology Museum
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
Ruling Year: 1936 


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Mission Statement

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2014
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

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Leadership

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Luke J. Swetland

Term:

Since Jan 2013

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Programs

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Budget:
$2,047,934
Category:
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Museum offers many educational programs for students of all ages; however, is particularly well-regarded for its Quasars to Sea Stars program, a science-based education and work program for local teens.

Program Long-Term Success:

Began the renovations of our exhibits, including the Bird Hall and the Gem and Mineral Hall.

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