Discover the wondrous sea creatures of a tide pool.
Explore the scales of a shark.
Imagine being an oceanographer.
Discover fascinating marine life under Stearns Wharf at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Experience all this and more at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
located on Stearns Wharf. Owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Sea Center fulfills the mission of the Museum to inspire a passion for the natural world.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on close encounters with sea creatures, interactive touch screens, and a shark touch tank. Also children may crawl through a 1,500-gallon tide pool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective. The Sea Center is an engaging, interactive marine education facility for adults and children to discover the fun in science and the wonders of the natural world.
Ask about the SB Nature Pass and visit both the Sea Center and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
211 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm