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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way Ste 190, at the Santa Babara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
+1 805-962-8404
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Nice visit

The staff were lovely and helpful and very knowledgable. Enjoyed our visit after a walk along the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harrison_F_Carter
Brilliant for kids

Loved this..... on 1st glance it looks like there's not much to look at. But after 5 minutes wirh a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H
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Located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum contains exciting & educational exhibits set inside of nearly 8,000 square feet of Museum space. The Maritime Museum also offers a wide range of educational programs including docent tours, and Tall Ship tours. Admission also includes a series of films shown daily in our large screen, high-definition Munger Theater. Fun for the whole family!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Harbor Way Ste 190, at the Santa Babara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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"treasure hunt"
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"fourth floor"
in 8 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"deep sea diving"
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"on display"
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"nautical history"
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"scavenger hunt for the kids"
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"oil drilling"
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"yacht harbor"
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"all ages"
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"great exhibits"
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"observation deck"
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"great place to visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"rich history"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were lovely and helpful and very knowledgable. Enjoyed our visit after a walk along the front. Lovely place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this..... on 1st glance it looks like there's not much to look at. But after 5 minutes wirh a young family (8 & 5) we were hooked. Quiz for both kids to do around the visit (which they loved), lots of interactive stuff for...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have walked past this place a hundred times but finally decided to stop in. It was really fun, had a great scavenger hunt for the kids with a treasure box surprise at the end. Gift shop also surprisingly nice. LOVED IT!

Thank Katrina F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, was showing us all the places that has great food. We didn't have time to visit the museum or a lot of other place's, so we will have to return.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is a real hidden gem and a perfect place to visit for all ages. With special interactive exhibits and their own section, children can participate in an information treasure hunt and receive pirate treasure; but there is much here for...More

Thank Rita S
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We really enjoyed the maritime museum. We tend to like museums anyway so this was right up our alley. Very informative, lots of great exhibits and artifacts. And great views from the top floor observation deck/balcony.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

We enjoyed our tour but it was definitely geared towards children and learning. If you have a family this would be a great place to go. It was interesting even though we had no children with us. It is not very big, but packs in...More

Thank Ernest L
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

History, Adventure, Science...walking through a good museum is like living in a book. The Maritime Museum is really a history of Santa Barabara with a lot of really cool items, stories, and interactive exhibits. Our kids loved it.

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

We visited the Maritime Museum on our last visit to the area and really enjoyed our time at the Museum.

Thank Kathleen L
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

If you have an hour or so this is quite an interesting place to visit, though I found the film very interesting it was a little bit too long (my husband had a kip).

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Thank you for your interest in visiting our museum. Here are the costs for various age groups: Adults (18-64) $8 Senior (65+) $5 Students w/ ID $5 Youth (6-17... More
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