Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard

4.6
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel Islands Harbor complete with world class maritime art, ship models and ocean breezes.

The museum has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions. There is always something new to see.

Located at 3900 Bluefin Circle in Oxnard, California.

Our mission is to provide an enriching museum experience based on maritime history ranging from ancient mariners to the modern marine era, and to enhance the understanding of our rich international and local seafaring heritage with a focus on educational programs through world-class maritime art, unique ship models, dynamic exhibits, artifacts, and a nautical research library.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum which opened in 1991 is an independent, not-for-profit public benefit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of California. The museum receives financial support from members, friends, charitable foundations and businesses.

The Museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors annually from all over the United States, as well as from more than 30 foreign countries. The Elementary Education Program, staffed entirely by volunteers, conducts in-house tours for thousands of elementary school students each year. Our At Sea Education program supports three day youth sailing expeditions onboard working tall ships.

We are always interested in new maritime volunteers, contact us @ 805-984-6260
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  • ‪@ci_maritime Channel Islands Maritime Museum @CityofOxnard , Ca.‬ Here is a treasure trove of maritime paintings, ship models, and artifacts that rival some of the finest European and U.S. collection...  more »
  • This was worth the visit very informative plenty to do hands on. There are stairs to move around the floors. The occupation tapestry not to be missed  more »
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  • I love this place. It was 1st coming here. I didn't even know it was here and I've lived in Oxnard all my life. Only got there with 45 min to spare since they close @4pm. It is an amazing place. The gentleman who works there is very knowledgeable and plight and extremely pleasant to talk with. $7 entrance fee every 3rd Thursday free. Free parking. Totally with it. Will be going back when i am able to go earlier to have more time to really take in all the amazing details and history. I family must go.
  • This place is great! The guides are so knowledgeable and their excitement is infectious! If you have any interest in boats, models, and/or history you could do much worse than this lovely museum!

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