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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

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  • Small but well thought for the young kids.they may affect fish. It's the same right of entry to the Museum of natural sciences
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  • Located on the sea, this museum has a bit of history, a few boats, photos, etc, but also has marine specimens and the most original is that there is a place from where you can see the bottom of the sea and see fish passing by there
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  • We were supposed to get a free admission as part of our Santa Barbara trolley tour. Unfortunately, the trolley tour people didn't tell us that the Maritime Museum was closed on Wednesdays! Before warn...  more »
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  • I got to visit here for free through some online promotion. I took all three of my kids and they spent many hours looking at historic equipments. I liked watching video about surfing and they have nice photography displayed on the wall. Nice place to visit if you are in Santa Barbara
  • The maritime museum Is a neat little spot to check out if you want to catch up on the local history of coast of Santa Barbara, when you walk in you will see a few shots of the old boat that used to run in and out of the harbor also along with a large sea diving helmet that they used made of all brass, it's pretty cool. In the back of the place they have also a basketball court but I don't think it's open to the public. Also the museum is connected to a restaurant next door so it makes a good after dinner walk.
  • Had a great time and it seemed small at first, but upon further investigation you find a very good selection of exhibits that are very informative as well as a great way of learning about the local history of Santa Barbara that we were not aware of. Highly recommend it for a great part of family fun while visiting the Harbor!!!
  • Great collection of maritime artifacts. Whoever is the interactive exhibit designer is a genius!
  • A fun collection of marine history and hands-on stations. The kids were especially excited by the fishing simulator and the second floor periscope with a 360 degree view of the harbor.