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WHALES WITHOUT WALLS: THE WHALE SANCTUARY PROJECT

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

SEPTEMBER 15 @ 7:00 PM This in-person presentation by Charles Vinick, Executive Director of the Whale Sanctuary Project, will tell the story of how the first natural seaside sanctuary for captive whales in North America came to be. Although there are sanctuaries for elephants, chimpanzees and big cats around the world, there are none for…

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Announces Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is back, and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is
announcing its participation again for this year! Museum Day is an annual celebration of
boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural
institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on
Saturday, September 17, 2022—and this year SBMM is again one of those museums. In fact, it
is the only one in Santa Barbara to do so. SBMM will be open to Smithsonian ticket holders and
all others that day from 10am-5pm.

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Girls in Ocean Science 2022

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Participating student scientists will spend the day conducting research in labs and at sea aboard a local vessel. Young women who love science or are just beginning to show an interest will come away empowered to explore the field further.  Sponsored by Steinmetz Family Foundation SBMM Members $20 (Register HERE) | Non-Members $30 (Register HERE)…

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Girls in Ocean Science 2022

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 9am – 3pm | Junior High Students Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 9am – 3pm | High School Students* The Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS) Conference will connect influential, female ocean experts with the next generation of ocean ambassadors. Our hope is to encourage and empower young women…

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Girls in Ocean Science 2022

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 9am – 3pm | Junior High Students Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 8:30am – 3pm | High School Students* The Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS) Conference will connect influential, female ocean experts with the next generation of ocean ambassadors. Our hope is to encourage and empower young women…

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“Central Coast Ocean Adventures & the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler”

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Ready the dock lines!  Christine Healy Captain of the Mystic Whaler Christine Healy, Captain of the Mystic Whaler The sailing bug bit Christine as a teenager in Annapolis, MD, where she learned the basics of sailing racing with her brother aboard his 26-foot sloop, Wolpertinger. She paid attention, quickly becoming a useful crew member. At…

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The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Presents: A Painting Workshop with Artist Kevin A. Short

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Kevin A. Short, the artist whose show The Peaceful Sea is  currently on display in the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater, will teach a class on the  museum's patio on Sunday, October 23, from 1-4pm. This class is open to all levels and Kevin  will be teaching on an individual level at each participant’s easel…

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Chumash Maritime History-Past, Present & Future

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

As told by Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar) Here’s a chance to learn local history that you may not have known before! The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Chumash Maritime History—Past, Present, & Future,” as told by Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar), on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 7:00pm in the museum.…

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The American Launch of GRAJAGAN Surfing in the Tiger’s Lair: G-Land 1872-1984

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

With local author Mike Ritter & publisher John Ogden The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will host the U.S. launch of another surfing story, Mike Ritter and Jack McCoy’s recently released book, GRAJAGAN -  Surfing in the Tiger’s Lair: 1872-1984, with a book signing event on Friday, November 18 from 6-8pm. This event, which is…

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Just in Time for Holiday Gift Giving…

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Presents A Studio Open House, Tour, & Sale with Artist Kevin A. Short Saturday, December 3, 2022, 5-7pm Kevin A. Short, the artist whose show The Peaceful Sea is currently on display in the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater, will hold a unique event at the museum—a combination of a…

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