Location and Hours

113 Harbor Way, Ste 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  •  805 962 8404

10 am – 5 pm every day except Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm
Closed Wednesdays
(Also closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the 1st Friday in August for Fiesta. Please check sbmm.org/calendar for additional closings)

 Adults (18-64) $8
Senior (65+) $5
Students w/ ID $5
Youth (6-17) $5
Child (1-5) Free
Active Military Free
SBMM Members Free

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older

Learn the benefits of Membership
Members of The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) receive free admission. 


SBMM was ranked 9 out of 186 “Things to Do in Santa Barbara” by Trip Advisor in 2018.  Also, ranked 16 out of “26 Things to Do in Santa Barbara with Kids” by Mommie Poppins. in 2018.

Tours and Field Trips

Reservations for docent guided tours must be made at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Tours typically require 45 minutes but can be adapted to fit the needs of the group. Please check our calendar for any closings for special events.

Complete the Group Registration Form, Submit and Watch for your email confirmation. (If you do not receive email confirmation within a week of making your reservation, please contact the Education Department.)

For Group Rates & Tours please contact Jesse Baker

Field Trips for youth groups and schools serving minors can be accommodated with free admission if arranged in advance.  Below are links for the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Social Studies Standards that can be covered during a docent led tour or film screening at our museum.  Please contact Jesse Baker, Volunteer Coordinator, or (805) 456-8748 to schedule a date and receive more information.

Planning your field trip  •  Parking Map
Kindergarten  •  1st Grade  •  2nd Grade  •  3rd Grade  •  4th Grade  •  5th Grade  •  6th Grade

What's Nearby?


Chuck’s Waterfront Grill & Endless Summer Bar Cafe  •  Brophy Bros Restaurant  •  Breakwater Restaurant  •  Sushi Go Go  •  On the Alley  •  Shoreline Beach Cafe  •  Yacht Club


Lil’ Toot water taxi runs between the Harbor and Stearn’s Wharf
Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle runs along Cabrillo Blvd & up State St.


Eagle Inn  •  Harbor House Inn  •  Hotel Milo  •  West Beach Inn  •  Lavender Inn  •  Avania Inn  •  Brisas del Mar  •  Franciscan Inn  •  Marina Beach Motel  •  Casa Del Mar Inn

Shops and Things To Do

Purchase fish, marine supplies, whale watching tours, diving, kayaking, SUP, sailing, jet skiing, treasures…

Museum Store  •  Whale Watching  •  Sportfishing  •  Channel Islands Outfitters  •  Santa Barbara Sailing Center  •  Island Packers  •  Sunset Kidd  •  Fish Market  • West Marine  •  Saturday Fisherman’s Market 6-11am City Pier  •