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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way, Suite 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Going to the Maritime museum is a wonderful treat for anyone. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is a must stop if you are close to the Waterfront Center.  Just looking through the periscope is worth admission.

Located at the Harbor's Waterfront Center, formerly known as the Naval Reserve Center, The Maritime Museum features a balance of highly interactive exhibits, such as the periscope.  The periscope extends from the roof for anyone to view.  Just like an actual periscope from a submarine, it gives you a 365 degree viewing radius.  It is absolutely the best exhibit at the museum.

This museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the maritime heritage and on-going educational platform to study human interaction with the marine environment. 

Museum Hours:
Summer Hours - Memorial Day to Labor Day: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Labor Day to Memorial Day: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Youth - 6 to 17: $3.00
Children - 1 to 5: $1.00
Infants - under 12 mos: Free
Seniors - 62+: $3.00
Students - with ID: $3.00
Families - up to 5 persons: $15.00

Community Day:
The 3rd Thursday of every month is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Directions:  Take the 101 to Garden Ave.  Turn towards the ocean and follow it until it dead ends on Cabrillo Blvd.  Turn right and go past State Street and past Castillo.  Take the first left after Castillo and turn left.  There's usually paid parking in this area.  Follow the boardwalk towards the pier.  The Maritime Museum is to your right. If you reach Brophy's you've gone too far.

P.S.  After walking through this historic museum you might get a little hungry, so you might want to stop next door to Brophy brothers to get the best clam chowder in Santa Barbara, guaranteed!