Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Discovery • Adventure • Family

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is the home of the First-Order Fresnel Lens from Point Conception Lighthouse. Key exhibits include the Honda Disaster, Wives and Daughters: Keepers of the Light, Surfing, and five new interactive Childrens Exhibits. Currently showing Tattoos and Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor through August 2016.

The 7,825 square-foot Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, located at the Santa Barbara Harbor, opened to the public in July 2000. Today, the museum is a vital part of the community, offering hands-on educational programs, interactive displays, and both temporary and permanent exhibits, attracting more than 24,000 visitors each year.

Upcoming events include our annual fundraiser with local entertainment, food and drink, our monthly lectures covering a wide, interesting range of maritime topics, our Kardboard Kayak Races, and Maritime Tastings, featuring talks by local fishermen and seafood by Santa Barbara’s most popular chefs.






113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: 805 962 8404

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10 am – 5 pm everyday except Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm

Closed Wednesdays
(Also closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the 1st Friday in August for Fiesta. Please check for additional special hours)


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