It's time to explore and discover the local rich maritime history at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum!
This popular museum features a number of fascinating exhibits that tell stories and showcase artifacts preserved from the long maritime heritage, from discoveries, exploration, life and death, successes and tragedies. It's quite a journey!
Across two floors, you will learn all about a range of themes and topics. Kids can read all about the Early Explorers and how they contributed to maritime history, as well as the history of whaling in the region, and what that meant for the culture and the industry.
There is an exhibit on commercial diving and technology, as well as commercial fishing, and even the history of oil in the Santa Barbara channel
A maritime museum wouldn't be complete without exhibits on navigation, and yes kids, shipwrecks! (We know you were waiting for that!)
Kids will get a kick out of the interactive exhibits within the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum too. They can experience sustainable fishing in a kelp forest, raise a sail, sort trash, or enjoy a virtual dive!
All of the exhibits inspire learning through the interactive exhibits, so it really is an invaluable experience for the children to take in.
So why not set sail on that next family day out, and head to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and enjoy a day of exploration and discovery!