Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
The Santa Barbara Channel is a pillar of the city’s history and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is the perfect place to learn about it.
Located in the picturesque Santa Barbara Harbor, the Maritime Museum provides exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the vital connection between the local community and the sea. Delve into California’s fascinating maritime heritage through interactive exhibits, preserved artifacts, art and film. The museum also offers a variety of fun educational programs for children of all ages.
What to See and Do
Through the museum’s many hands-on activities, you can learn about sustainable fishing in a kelp forest, raising a sail, diving, sport fishing and more. Stop by the onsite gallery to see rotating exhibits of ocean-themed artwork. Sailing in from the back wall of the museum is a replica of a Wilson Brothers lumber schooner. Inside is the state-of-the-art HD multimedia Munger Theater, which features an audio-visual experience for the whole family, including films that take you on virtual underwater adventures and deep sea archeological explorations. Check the film schedule to find out what’s showing during your visit.