Monday, June 10, 2019

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is an ocean history and all things sea related museum. Exhibits include ocean exploration (from the Chumash, to the Spanish explorers, whaling ships and beyond), sport fishing, commercial diving, geology and history of oil. There is generally an ocean photography exhibit and a theater showing ocean related science films. There are a few interactive exhibits on tattoos, fishing, steering a ship, periscope as well as an area with crafts, dress up, a fishing activity and sailing activities. It is kid friendly and staff provides a scavenger hunt that when completed can earn a prize from the treasure chest.

Our favorites include the scavenger hunt, the dress up area (5 year old fav), art area (8 year old fav), Chumash section (Mom fav) and the "getting tattoos station."

Cost: Adults $8, Seniors/Kids 5-17/Students $5, kids under 5/military/members free (We got a free family pass from science night at our elementary school).
Membership: Family memberships start at $65 a year.
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm everyday except Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm (closed Wednesdays) Note: Check hours before visiting. The museum often closes early for special events.
Time: 1-1 1/2 hours (more if they get pulled into the movie room)
Location: The Maritime Museum is located at the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Parking: There is a small, free 90 minute lot or the harbor parking is $2 per hour ($12 max).
More Information:
Nearby: East Beach, Ledbetter Beach, Los Baños Pool and Los Baños del Mar Playground

Events and free days: There are no free days but we received free passes at our school science night. World Ocean Day in June

Art Area 

Art Project
Early History of Oil 
Early Shipping

Early Navigation


History of Diving

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Local Shipwreck

Channel Topography

History of Surfing
Early Diving Suit
Tattoo Interpretation

Try a tattoo yourself

Charting History

Navigating a ship Interactive Exhibit

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