Museum Exhibits

Hours

Tuesdays — Thursday (Closed Wednesdays)
10am — 5 pm

Location

113 Harbor Way, Ste 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Exhibits

Come Celebrate 13,000 Years of Human Interaction With The Santa Barbara Channel

Come explore two floors of historical and art exhibits as you learn all about early Santa Barbara explorers such as Juan Cabrillo, the Chumash, whaling, the History of the Santa Barbara Waterfront, and the birthplace of deep sea commercial diving. You’ll also see incredibly detailed ship models by Dwight Brooks while learning about famous local shipwrecks such as the Honda Disaster, oil spills, commercial fishing, Channel Islands ranching, and so much more!

We also have several fun and interactive maritime exhibits for the kids, so bring the whole family down to the museum. There's something for everyone. There are also several great restaurants, shops, and boat rides nearby, so you and your family can make a day out of exploring the Santa Barbara Harbor.

Featured Exhibits at the Maritime Museum

Whales are Superheroes

OUR NEWEST PERMANENT EXHIBIT

Dwight Brooks Ship Models

ONLINE COLLECTION

First Order Fresnel Lens from the Point Conception Lighthouse

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The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short

Love Letters to the Sea

INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT

Commercial Diving

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Gail and Barry Berkus Children’s Gallery

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Conning Tower + Periscope

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Purisima Diving Bell

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JIM - Deep Sea Dive Suit

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Dan Wilson: The World’s First Commercial Oxy-Helium Dive

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Tattoo Parlor Interactive

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Sportfishing Interactive

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The Bombardment of Ellwood Oil Field

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SS Cuba Shipwreck

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The Ranger Historic Fishing Yacht

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Santa Cruz Acoustic Range Facility (SCARF)

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Tragedy at Honda

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Daughters and Wives: Keepers of the Light

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Chumash Tomol Plank Canoes

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Surfing History

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