Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, Santa Barbara

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  • We are second year members with the natural history museum/ sea center. You get to visit both with the membership. My elementary aged kids and my young adult children all love going. The favorite spot...  more »
  • The Sea Center is a great place to visit, take your kids, grandkids or great-grandkids (we took all of the above). It is a small Sea Center but has lots of interactive displays. For the older folks, i...  more »
  • We have been here twice when in town visiting SB. My daughter hopes to be a marine biologist so this is a fun place to visit. The most recent visit ( she is 13 now) - she very much enjoyed the touch t...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum and place for events. I was there at a wedding and everything was perfect!
  • Great little place on Stearn's Wharf. Perfect for children and adults. Friendly staff. Not very big but lots of fun, interactive things to do and a lot to learn. Those with sensitivities to smell will be cautioned to the plasticine dolphin upstairs. The odor is not too strong but definitely present. I wasn't bothered by it but others may be. Great views of the ocean and shore from upstairs.
  • Small but perfect for those with small children as you can see everything, it's not overwhelming. The staff is always super friendly and my little ones love the touch pools!
  • While I really enjoyed petting the sharks, I don't feel like the twenty-three dollars we spent to get in for the three of us was worth it.
  • Probably a great place to bring kids as most of the experiences are geared towards them. Some cool displays however not really worth the admission unless you have kids with you
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