Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has two locations, offering guests the unique opportunity to discover and explore from land to sea.

MUSEUM

2559 Puesta del Sol

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-4711

SEA CENTER

211 Stearns Wharf

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 962-2526
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  • Santa Barbara is so lucky to have this amazing little Natural History Museum. There always special showings and many set displays. We have been going for years! There is also a planetarium, "How fun i...  more »
  • This little museum is a gem . It was just right for my little granddaughter and I anticipate her getting much more out of it over the coming years .  more »
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  • My Wife and two kids (under 4 yrs old) visited here a few weeks ago. It was an amazing time. My kids LOVED IT. At the entrance they have a huge display of a whale that my kids were in awe over. They loved seeing all the different kind of animals and displays from around California. They have a really cool kid area where they can play in a stream. Bring a change of dry clothes!
  • Nestled near the Mission hillside, this museum has a lot to offer. Great for kids, botanists, bio scientists, ornithologists and anthropology fans. Some of the exhibits are showing their age a little bit which makes the price a little steep. Staff is helpful and parking is free.

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