Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

4.5
#4 of 11 in Museums in Santa Barbara
The mission of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California Coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.

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  • I was very surprised at how much was in this place. Lots to read but also a lot of neat things to see and hands on exhibits. I would definitely go back.  more »
  • The exhibits in the museum document the maritime history of the area from the original peoples through the present. Nicely arranged with some good interactive exhibits. The staff were excellent and se...  more »
  • First floor has interesting history exhibits of early Santa Barbara, early maritime, and early commercial diving. Our daughter enjoyed the deep sea fishing hands on display. Upstairs we loved the surf...  more »
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  • We went to the museum with our grandsons. We all had a good time. On entry the boys were given a sheet and pencil, appropriate for their ages, and were asked to find the answers to the questions. They loved investigating. There is a play area for the kids and lots of stuff to feel and touch. It is educational for people of all ages. The children get to choose a gift from.a treasure box. We loved our visit and recommend it.
  • My visit here was for a catered event for my wife's work. The venue was very interesting to look at and explore, which was perfect for someone like me who doesn't enjoy talking to lots of people. The food provided by the museum was very tasty and there was plenty of it. The organization and timeliness of the desert bar was a hot mess, but the desert itself was quiet good. I plan to go back to the museum f or more exploration during our next staycation.
  • I learned a lot about the history of California‚Äôs sea life culture from the past. Worth the $8 per person
  • I love marinti museum. What can I say
  • Guy named Ian showed us around and was knowledgeable and hilarious. I wouldn't have known about this place but it's definitely a hidden treasure.
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