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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way Ste 190, at the Santa Babara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-962-8404
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First floor has interesting history exhibits of early Santa Barbara, early maritime, and early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee T
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Drop anchor and stop in here

A little gem of a museum, great exhibits on aspects of maritime history in the Santa Barbara... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hornbeamVal
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Fort Bragg, California
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Located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum contains exciting & educational exhibits set inside of nearly 8,000 square feet of Museum space. The Maritime Museum also offers a wide range of educational programs including docent tours, and Tall Ship tours. Admission also includes a series of films shown daily in our large screen, high-definition Munger Theater. Fun for the whole family!
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“treasure hunt” (5 reviews)
“fourth floor” (7 reviews)
“on display” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Harbor Way Ste 190, at the Santa Babara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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+1 805-962-8404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First floor has interesting history exhibits of early Santa Barbara, early maritime, and early commercial diving. Our daughter enjoyed the deep sea fishing hands on display. Upstairs we loved the surfing exhibit, then sat down and watched the movie for a break off our feet....More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem of a museum, great exhibits on aspects of maritime history in the Santa Barbara area. I loved the colour of the First-Order Fresnel Lens which came from Point Conception Lighthouse. Wouldn’t want to clean those lenses though! Exhibits for kids (of all...More

Thank hornbeamVal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our scout troop recently visited this museum as part of the patrol challenge scavenger hunt. We had no idea that we would end up spending an hour here because both the scouts and the leaders were so interested in each display. We found a deep...More

Thank Megan E
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Loved this first time visit here and was pleasantly surprised at the rich history of Santa Barbara. Did not realize the impact of the Indians from here or the seafaring and underwater milestones developed here.

Thank Stanley S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

great museum, lots of local history from the bombing of elwood through all of the surfing and marine science this is a must see if you want to learn a bit more about santa barbara and the channel island area

Thank Bart N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The new lighthouse exhibit is wonderful! I love to go "fishing" with the interactive fishing experience too! You will learn so much about Santa Barbara's rich maritime history by spending a couple of hours at this museum. Well worth the price of admission!

Thank Heathenone
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Although hundreds of people walk by this everyday, many do not realize it is here or what it is. Entrance is inside the building, after you pass the entrance to an unrelated restaurant, a gift shop, and elevator and stairs to the second floor different...More

Thank PAC626
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The displays here were very good, there was nobody else in the museum so we had all the time in the world to explore everything. There's a very big lighthouse lightbulb in the display which was fascinating to look at. It was very interesting to...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A neat place to spend an afternoon I am retired US Navy Denior chief who has an interest in Martime History what more could one ask neat exhibt about lighthouses ( I am pursuing and idea for a book ) in any case for the...More

Thank s3production
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Always passing by, but this is the 1st time that I actually purchase admission and went inside. Not what I expected, but better. Very information, and thru my child's treasure hunt questionnaire, I have also learned. Would plan another visit, so that I could see...More

Thank Suzanne W
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Thank you for your interest in visiting our museum. Here are the costs for various age groups: Adults (18-64) $8 Senior (65+) $5 Students w/ ID $5 Youth (6-17... More
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