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MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

125 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, CA
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(805) 770-5000

About Us

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is a beautiful new event venue located in Santa Barbara, California. This interactive museum offers private event rental services - great for parties, business events, weddings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and much more. You and your guests can enjoy a completely unique, private event experience with full access to the museum.

Facilities and Capacity
When you choose MOXI for your event, you will receive full, private access to the entire three-floor museum, including over 50 interactive exhibits and several different event spaces. You will have the flexibility to use the venue creatively and design your event exactly as you wish. Some of the amazing event spaces featured at MOXI include the rooftop Sky Garden, the Innovation Workshop, and the Towbes Lookout Tower. MOXI can easily accommodate groups of up to 500 people, making it the perfect location for small, intimate gatherings, or large, extravagant celebrations. The venue is available for rental seven nights a week.

Services Offered
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation offers several different rental packages, all of which are customizable to your needs and are great for everything from intimate dinners to over-the-top festivities. Guests will have access to over 50 interactive exhibits and MOXI staff members to guide their experiences. All rental packages include security, post-event cleaning and an event monitor to ensure your night goes perfectly. MOXI’s integrated sound system and customizable front desk screens will make your guests feel welcome and ready to have a great evening. When you choose MOXI for your event, you can choose any vendors you’d like to use on your big day – so you have the freedom to select exactly the services you need to bring your vision to life. No matter your needs, MOXI gives you the resources and services to create the most amazing and unique event experience you could possibly imagine. Depending on the package you choose, your rental access and usage may vary.

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation opened its doors on February 25, 2017 following several years of incredible efforts by dedicated volunteers and countless individuals, businesses and foundations from the local community. MOXI also has the distinct honor of being Santa Barbara County’s first LEED Gold certified museum. MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through hands-on experiences with science and creativity, shared with minds of all ages through the museum itself as well as programs, community outreach and much more. In fact, all proceeds from museum rentals go towards supporting the non-profit educational mission of MOXI.

Christie C.

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  • My husband and I got married at the Moxi in November and it turned out amazing! The view on the rooftop was definitely one of the things that sold us. You can see both the mountains and the ocean, and the views were gorgeous for our wedding which took place at sunset. Another thing that led us to choose the Moxi was how unique the museum exhibits were. Our guests went to the second floor for cocktail hour and could play with the exhibits then, and it was also open for the remainder of the wedding after dinner and they had a blast! The games were so fun and it was such an awesome space (we had a dancing area there too for our "after party" from 10:00-11:00). We had many guests tell us and our families that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. The only thing that did make planning a little tricky was that we were not able to take pictures with our entire bridal party at the Moxi before the wedding because they were not able to close down the museum that day (though t... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We loved having you here for your wedding! Thank you for such a glowing review. We hope to see you at MOXI soon! Katie + the team

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Clean Up

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Museum, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Outside Vendors, Wifi

    What transportation and access is available?

    Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November

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