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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

19 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

July 24, 2017
While small it's a pretty neat little museum and certainly worth stopping by with the kids if you are on the wharf already.
June 28, 2012
Lots of creatures to pet. Kid-friendly.
Amber & David
Amber & David
February 10, 2016
Most fun for kids but who doesnt like petting sharks and touching sea cucumbers?!
July 27, 2016
During a rainy day, you can enjoy the history of the sea and wait for the sun. It is situated right next to the sea, so it is perfect!
May 28, 2016
A fun visit as it's interesting in itself but it is out on the pier where there are several fun restaurants to enjoy. It provides a nice walk and view of the ocean and the local sea and bird life. Don't forget to turn around and enjoy the city and mountain views from the perspective of being on…
May 27, 2018
See Sea Stars, mini sharks, octopus, & jelly fish. Many options to touch the various ocean critters.
May 2, 2016
Great place with kids when it is too hot or rainy...
September 22, 2017
Love this place, and could spend hours here despite the relatively small size. Touch a sand shark, hold a sea cucumber, pull sand up from the ocean floor and put it under a microscope to see what is hiding. Loads of fun. Be warned, the ice cream sold a few doors down is crazy expensive.

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211 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Phone+1 805-962-2526
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM