Santa Barbara



May 26 – September 04, 2023


The exhibit takes around 60 to 90 minutes

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week, 9:30AM – 4PM

Tickets Price

Starting at $25.00 per adult, $20.00 per child


The exhibit is wheelchair accessible

Age requirement

All ages are welcome


Photo Tour History

This globally successful exhibit has been all around the world from Shanghai to Chicago, Phoenix, Berlin, Vienna and more. To view, just hover over a green dot to reveal the city and click to reveal a photo gallery.





Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective.

With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.

This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


May 27 - September 4, 2023.

Open Daily 9:30AM – 5PM (last entry at 4PM).

In the Visitors Parking lot in front of the Mission on the left.

Please purchase tickets online or call Old Mission Santa Barbara (805) 682-4149. It is also a good idea to check our website before arriving in the event the Church and Cemetery are closed due to Masses, Funerals, Weddings, etc.

Groups of 10 or more can be purchased HERE or contact John Stephens @

If you have a challenge booking your group please reach out to or

Please download the audio guide app to your smart phone prior to your arrival. Look for "Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel" Companion Audio Guide available in the Apple Store or Play Store. Allow the app to use your camera and select your preferred language (English, Spanish, French, German). Once inside the exhibition open the app on your phone and focus the app screen on the QR code next to each photo. The camera will find the audio for each image and start to play. It is recommended that you bring your own headphones to listen to the guide inside the exhibition.  


Where can I get tickets? Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the Old Mission Santa Barbara Box Office during business hours. 

For all questions or issues with tickets, contact Old Mission Santa Barbara (805) 682-4149 or or Be sure to include your ticket order number for questions about your purchase. 

We do refund or exchange tickets dates under special circumstances. Ticket non-refund terms and conditions are agreed to before purchase. In special circumstances, we may be able to help reschedule your ticket to another date and session that has not already sold out. Please contact us for more information. Be sure to include your ticket order number. 

Official tickets for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in Santa Barbara, CA can be purchased HERE. Tickets are available from some other secondary ticket sellers.   

You may print your ticket(s) or show your ticket(s) on your smart phone to the Box Office when you check-in. Tickets will be validated by the Box Office. 


Yes, the selected venues and exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

It is recommended that you arrive within the time stated on your ticket, but you can arrive within the next 30 minutes.

Your ticket will still be valid, but you may be required to wait until there is space in the following times slots.

No outside food and beverage or anything that may disturb other patrons.

Sorry, no outside food or drink is allowed.

Yes, parents with strollers are always welcome. Your baby will have one of the best views in the house!

The exhibit is produced by SEE Global Entertainment Inc., a Nevada exhibition production company which acquired the worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions from Bridgeman Images. The photographs were taken post-restoration of the ceiling; in some cases, color enhancement was necessary to match the images for consistency.


For any other questions or issues with tickets, please email or call Old Mission Santa Barbara at (805) 682-4149.