The Naval Reserve Center building in Santa Barbara, California is the location of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum along with other uses.
In 1897, a small group of Santa Barbara, California citizens organized the Sixth Division of the California Naval militia to provide coastal defense for the central coast area. In those days, the Division conducted drills, knotting and splicing exercises, and honed their gunnery skills aboard visiting US Navy ships. During this period the division continued to expand, and, when called to active duty in World War I, it consisted of 123 enlisted and four officers.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Alankar Gupta | Jan 24, 2018
We went to the museum with our grandsons. We all had a good time. On entry the boys were given a sheet and pencil, appropriate for their ages, and were asked to find the answers to the questions. They loved investigating. There is a play area for the kids and lots of stuff to feel and touch. It is educational for people of all ages. The children get to choose a gift from.a treasure box. We loved our visit and recommend it.
Mike Ringer | Feb 8, 2018
My visit here was for a catered event for my wife's work. The venue was very interesting to look at and explore, which was perfect for someone like me who doesn't enjoy talking to lots of people. The food provided by the museum was very tasty and there was plenty of it. The organization and timeliness of the desert bar was a hot mess, but the desert itself was quiet good. I plan to go back to the museum f or more exploration during our next staycation.
JJ | Mar 3, 2018
I learned a lot about the history of California’s sea life culture from the past. Worth the $8 per person
Alec Henken | Nov 28, 2017
Guy named Ian showed us around and was knowledgeable and hilarious. I wouldn't have known about this place but it's definitely a hidden treasure.
Daniel Spiegel | May 17, 2017
There is a ton of information here, and it's all super interesting. Ranging from the native culture, before European influence, to modern fishing industry, surfing history, and even some boat model history. The only issue I had with the place is there isn't really a "flow" to it. There are a number of interactive exhibits I didn't get to that looked fun. If you want to be thorough and see everything plan on 3 hours, there's so much to read.
John Dewar | Mar 25, 2018
I love marinti museum. What can I say
Olya P | Jun 1, 2018
Interesting place to learn about marine life in the area. Local fisherman and other boars around the area. Small enough to not get tired and kids don't get bored.
Sherlock Mondragon | May 31, 2018
This is awesome. I would go again and take kids!
Alan Bonilla | Jun 12, 2018
Really neat. Absolutely worth the visit.
Raul Vargas | Jul 12, 2018
A very nice museum for kids and grown ups. It is fun and entertaining. The people working there are super nice and friendly. Even if you are not a fan of nautical history, this museum has something for you. Highly recommended if you are visiting Santa Barbara.
Michelle Gillian | Jun 21, 2018
The Fresnel lens was so amazing! I think Max could have looked at it for hours. I enjoyed the art and we both took in a film on the women surfers.
KAILEH PISTOL | Jul 2, 2018
Amazing gem of a place to visit. Not too crowded, friendly staff. Take the "Virtual Dive". Great time.
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