Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, Santa Barbara

4.0
#7 of 28 in Parks in Santa Barbara
Aquarium · Natural History Museum
Create an itinerary including Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, briefly known as the Ty Warner Sea Center, is a museum owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and is located on Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf. The Sea Center focuses on the marine life and the related conservation of the Santa Barbara Channel.
Plan your visit to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Barbara planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
171 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This isn't a huge place, but its a good way to kill an hour or so. The kids may get to try some hands-on sea research, play with puppets, and probably get a cute souvenir. It's not a big place, so... 
    This isn't a huge place, but its a good way to kill an hour or so. The kids may get to try some hands-on sea research, play with puppets, and probably get a cute souvenir. It's not a big place, so...  more »
  • This wasn't on my original schedule, but while doing the obligatory Stearn's Wharf visit, I decided to quickly see this too. It's a small marine center built on the pier, over the water. It's a... 
    This wasn't on my original schedule, but while doing the obligatory Stearn's Wharf visit, I decided to quickly see this too. It's a small marine center built on the pier, over the water. It's a...  more »
Google
  • Masterpiece of brilliant collections from all over the world. The crystal exhibit was the best I’ve ever seen in my life. All the cases throughout the museum were spotless. The staff was knowledgeable and inviting. The planetarium was worth the wait and she put on a brilliant show. The butterfly exhibit was bliss and made very one very happy to enjoy. You had to be careful, but the staff was very nice how they relayed the message. I hope to come back on my next visit .:)
  • My kids love the sea center. Very interactive. They were able to pet sharks, anemones, sea cucumbers and more. The wet deck is great, see what is in the crab net every half hour and check out live organisms under the microscope. Go upstairs to see some Moon Jellies and more!

Plan your trip to Santa Barbara

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.