Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, Santa Barbara

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  • The Sea Center is worth a visit if you enjoy touching small sea creatures. We even got to touch a young shark. They have a wonderful movie on the second floor which is very interesting and educational...  more »
  • The sea center is worth a visit for all ages though kids might enjoy it especially. Opportunities to touch sharks, shark eggs, starfish and other sea creatures. Some other interactive exhibits.  more »
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  • Really cool museum. Small in comparison with other museums, but the exhibits are very cool. Many things you can touch, and there is even a section where they have a station build around a hole in the floor. You can lower down a small grabber that takes some sand of the ocean floor. You can then look inside to see what there is. Shells, rocks, and small sea life can be found. The staff are friendly and know a lot. In all, a really great museum.
  • Such a fun day out with children. My boys LOVE it here. We're members and visit regularly. You can touch sharks and rays. They have a tidepool touching exhibit, and a deck observation where they pull up debris and creatures from the bottom of the harbor and you can see what you pulled up under a high powered microscope! Upstairs they have a dark room with aquariums full of jellyfish, decorator crabs, fish, and an octopus. We start downstairs, make our way upstairs, and return downstairs for one more look at the lobster, sharks, rays, and sea stars before lunch. Fun outing!

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