EXPERIENCE THE PEACEFUL SEA: PAINTINGS BY KEVIN A. SHORT.
More than 30 contemporary seascapes—depicted in vivid color and exuberant brushwork—offer a very personal, meditative take on the beauty of the California coast.
COME VISIT THE MARITIME MUSEUM
Come On Down to the Santa Barbara Harbor For a Whale of a Good Time! Good fun for the whole family.
Join us 10 am-5 pm every day.
SEE SANTA BARBARA’S
OUTDOOR VISITOR CENTER!
Best Views in Santa Barbara!
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Open 7 days a week
Welcome to the Santa Barbara
Come experience 13,000 years of human history in the Santa Barbara Channel
with kid-friendly activities, exhibits, events, and lectures for the entire family.
San Ignacio Lagoon Grey Whale Charters
Glamping Tent Camp: February 25-28, 2023
Premium Tent Camp: February 26-March 1, 2023
'“PADDLING INTO A NATURAL BALANCE”
With With Writer and Photographer Chuck Graham : January 19, 2022 at 7:00pm
'The Lure of Lighthouses & Dancing Waves
By Dan Merkel: Coming January 26, 2022
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Tons of Fun for the Entire Family
A visit to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is one of the best things to do in Santa Barbara, particularly for families. Discover 13,000 years of human interaction with the Santa Barbara Channel inside the doors of this hidden gem, overlooking the scenic Santa Barbara Harbor. Highlights include a handmade Chumash plank canoe, the rare Point Conception Lighthouse lens, a working periscope, interactive sport fishing and tattoo exhibits, and artifacts that tell stories of nearby shipwrecks, the growth of surfing and hardhat diving, the impact of commercial fisheries, and how a local oil spill in the 1960s helped spur the environmental movement. Kids of all ages love the entertaining hands-on children’s area, and don’t miss the nautical-related films playing in the upstairs Munger theater. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is a must-do for locals and visitors alike.