Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

4.6
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Military Museum
Creating quality exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the sea.

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  • The Maritime Museum is worth your time and you can eat lunch afterwards at the water and make an afternoon of it or go to breakfast at the water and then go to the Museum. It will not disappoint and....  more »
  • Stop here to learn about ways to see the water, the Channel Islands. Enjoy the view of Santa Barbara and learn a bit of history!  more »
  • What a great little gem of a museum. Housed in a historic building from the 1940s with lots of photos in the lobby. Very helpful and nice staff to welcome you. They have packed a ton of...  more »
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  • A great place to catch up on the Central Coast's waterfront history. There is many exhibits and a theater that plays 1 hour documentaries; this museum has been funded by local residents who are proud, and care to educate.
  • Great place for adults and kids. A interactive game, lots of boats and boating history. Nominal entry fee. Free when they have art exhibits. Call ahead for free day schedule. On wharf/boat harbor. Plenty of restaraunts.
  • This was a great place for my out of town guest who was a retired Coast guard! Lots of great info & awesome view!
  • This was a fascinating insight into Pacificmaritime history. Beautifully set out, well explained. Leave plenty of time if you want to see it all.
  • For a small museum I found this one very interesting, instructive and kid friendly.

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