Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

4.6
#4 of 14 in Museums in Santa Barbara
The mission of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California Coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.

Home of the Point Conception First Order Fresnel Lens.
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4.6
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  • We are the sort of people who like museums - we like to sped time reading those placards and explanations. This one has a scattering of exhibits - everything from a replica of the ocean going canoes o...  more »
  • Nice little museum at harbor that addresses history of Channel Islands and Santa Barbara harbor area. Artifact from early Indians the Chumash and petroleum products that are native to the area. Histor...  more »
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  • A very nice museum for kids and grown ups. It is fun and entertaining. The people working there are super nice and friendly. Even if you are not a fan of nautical history, this museum has something for you. Highly recommended if you are visiting Santa Barbara.
  • The Fresnel lens was so amazing! I think Max could have looked at it for hours. I enjoyed the art and we both took in a film on the women surfers.

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