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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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Address: 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone Number: 805-984-6260
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Activities: Wine tasting, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and...
The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel Islands Harbor complete with world class maritime art, an armada of ship models and ocean breezes. The museum has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions. There is always something new to see. Hours 11-5 DailyAdmission$5.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors Children $2.00 Members free
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Very interesting!

Very interesting. Good hands on things for the kids and fascinating information for the interested adult.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Kenwood, California
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Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Good hands on things for the kids and fascinating information for the interested adult.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Small but very nice museum with many interesting exhibits. I also enjoyed the evening speaker program.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A quick visit. The museum has knowledgable guides who know their material. It is mainly ship models of various sea going craft.

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Oxnard
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum moved into a beautiful venue. Parking is easy and the museum is a great place to spend time. It's chock full of beautiful artwork, model ships, written history, and much, much more. Although I've never thought of myself as someone who was interested in these things, I found that the time flew by because there... More 

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Recent additions have made this small museum in the harbour even better. It is worth a visit if you are in the area. However, there is little for childern to do here. It should be made far more family friendly with more kids books, puzzles out and hands activities such as treasusre hunts for them.

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The maritime museum is a hidden gem. We enjoyed it so much we join so we can go back as often as we want!

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is best if you have kids, they'll love it. It's a small place packed with a couple of aquariums with the wildlife you can see along the shore and in tidepools, without the walking and (mostly) getting wet. Besides that, after you've made the tour, the beach and harbor and right there. Some nice food joints in the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had a few hours free on a Sunday morning so headed to the museum. I arrived right when they opened and was escorted on a tour of the lower level by a great gentleman named Peter. The nautical art is incredible. An up close look at art from long ago and far away! The model ships are exquisite! The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved the 90 year old Volunteer who was so knowledgeable and gave us a fabulous tour. He had great energy

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OXNARD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is a treasure in CI Harbor and Oxnard! You will be amazed at all the wonderful history and beautiful art displays they have to share. They also host speakers and educational events that are incredible. Bring the family to CI Harbor and enjoy this jewel!

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