Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, Santa Barbara

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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.
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  • A fun day is to be had here. Anyone can learn a lot at the SB Museum of Natural History. Catered to kids but not limited from the adult. I went with my significant other and we both enjoyed our time....  more
    A fun day is to be had here. Anyone can learn a lot at the SB Museum of Natural History. Catered to kids but not limited from the adult. I went with my significant other and we both enjoyed our time....  more »
  • Good, small aquarium with touch tanks, local marine biology, excellent docents. Theor primary research is growing white abalone which are almost extinct. They have established ability to raise them... 
    Good, small aquarium with touch tanks, local marine biology, excellent docents. Theor primary research is growing white abalone which are almost extinct. They have established ability to raise them...  more »
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  • Great place! Most of the staff is super knowledgeable about local sea life and the ecology. Feeding the sharks was amazing. However, one staff member was a tad argumentative about a particular shark I have a lot of experience with. (He remained professional and was admittedly not as familiar as I was. No big deal. He's a good guy. )
  • Amazing little Aquarium for Kids who love sea animals. My kids 4.5 and 7 enjoyed touching the sharks and the rays, the sea stars and the anemones in this little gem. The staff is helpful and eager to share their knowledge! Even though its on the smaller size, and doesn’t have a lot of exhibits, the exhibits it does have are awesome and very well taken care of.

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