Choose a Cause with your Donation
One way to support a not-for-profit museum is to give a donation. We have Five Worthy Causes for you to choose from. General Support, Education Programs, Ranger Restoration, History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel, and Face to Face with the Great Whites.
If you have any questions, please contact Greg Gorga, Executive Director, via email or by phone (805) 456-8742.
Enjoy an SBMM Membership
Your annual membership will allow you access to and participation in the museum’s collection, exhibits, and education programs while helping the museum fulfill its mission to preserve and celebrate the central coast’s maritime history.
Discover your benefits with an annual SBMM Membership.
Join Our Navigators Circle for 2019/20!
The Navigators Circle is a distinguished group of individuals, businesses, foundations and civic leaders who support the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, including our youth education programs, exhibits, outreach and research. Join with a generous contribution of $1,000 or more to experience SBMM’s uniquely created educational experiences on land and sea.
Explore your options with Navigators Circle.
Navigator Circle Members as of 6/30/2019
Leave a Legacy and Join our Flagship Society
Your Flagship Society gift will make a lasting impact on the Maritime Museum. It may also provide you with significant tax advantages, while continuing to provide income to you and your heirs.
Volunteer at SBMM
We love our volunteers. We could not run this not-for-profit museum without them.
- Crew on SBMM’s flagship vessel Ranger
- Greet visitors from around the world at our Welcome Kiosk & Visitor’s Center!
- Assist with special events, including exhibit openings, art receptions & community festivals.
- Become a docent and share information about our local maritime heritage with tours and outreach.
You will enjoy the social environment and gain a feeling of fulfillment knowing that you are part of a valued organization that educates the public about Santa Barbara’s rich maritime history and tradition. This opportunity is something you don’t want to miss!
For more information, please contact Jesse Baker (Volunteer Coordinator)
Some of our activities for partnership include:
Rum Raiser (Aug)
Wine & Seafood Pairing (Oct)
Kardboard Kayak Races (July)
Annual Fundraiser (May)
Love Letters to the Sea
Advisory Luncheon (July)
Navigators Circle Receptions (quarterly)
Exhibits (both permanent and temporary)
Receptions, Lectures and Films (monthly)
Sponsors receive recognition both at the Museum and throughout our community.
If you would like information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Lindsey, Director of Development, at (805) 456-8744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate an Artifact
Please send us a description, photos and history of the artifact. We will contact you as soon as we have received a completed Artifact Form detailing your donation, and we will let you know how best to submit it. Please do not bring any artifacts to the museum until after you have spoken with us. Thank you.