MOXI offers week-long camps from June 10 - August 16 for children in grades 2-12. New sessions for 2019 include Super Messy Science, Game Design + SONOS Speaker Design Workshops! Cardboard engineering camp returns with new themes as well as the opular Fiesta + Cardboard Canoe weeks.
Learn more and sign up at moxi.org/programs
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers several 5-day Summer Art Camps during the summer as well as After-School Classes. At SBMA Art Camps, children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn and be inspired by original works of art.
Learn more and sign up at sbma.net/learn
Take a walk down to the Santa Barbara Pier and discover the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Sea Center. The kids will stay super entertained and captivated, with the many interactive marine exhibits and interesting creatures.
Learn more at sbnature.org/seacenter
The Santa Barbara Public Library offers a wide variety of family-friendly events throughout the year. Receive a book at sign up, and an entry for weekly prize drawings for every 30 minutes you read. When you read 1000 minutes you will receive a Legoland Coupon and other local prizes.
Learn more at sbplibrary.org
Join Paseo Nuevo and local community organizations in Center Court for Playdate: fun, free, monthly events for kids! Move, learn, create and connect with a new activity on Thursday mornings throughout the year. Many playdates include fun surprises like giveaways, samples, and more. Playdates happen 2nd & 4th Thursday every month through August, and the 2nd Thursday during the remainder of the year.
Learn more at paseonuevoshopping.com/events
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, located on State Street in the heart of Downtown, offers a wide variety of rich and unique flavors for the kids and entire family to enjoy. With a deep history and kid friendly location, McConnell's upstairs seating is a perfect place to enjoy a cone or Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sandwich with your kids.
Learn more at mcconnells.com
Located directly on State Street, surrounded by restaurants like Opal and walking distance from the Santa Barbara Public Market, the Arlington offers many showings, from concerts to kid friendly movies. Based on movie availability, they screen films such as: Avengers Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Lion King.
Learn more and book tickets at thearlingtontheatre.com
Alameda Park (adjacent to Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens) is one of the City's oldest parks and is actually a two-block park consisting of unique rare trees, a bandstand, picnic sites, and Kid's World, an 8,000 swuare foot playground with a castle, swings, slides, and two reservable party sites.
Learn more about the Self-Guided Tree Tour here
Wheel Fun Rentals is located just one block away from the beach and Stearns Wharf, in the heart of the Funk Zone. Here lies the perfect starting point for rolling expeditions along our World Famous Coastal Bike Path. Explore Santa Barbara by bike, Taga Bikes, Electric Bikes, Surrey or a Moke Electric Vehicle!
Learn more and book a rental here.
Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? Sign them up for a week-long experience at Paper Source that is sure to inspire and delight every junior crafter. Kids will be encouraged to discvoer, design and craft with a variety of materials. For ages 6 & up, $155.
Learn more and sign up here.