Location of SBMM: (at the harbor)

113 Harbor Way, Ste 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805 962 8404


10am – 5pm
Closed every Wednesday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day,
Thanksgiving Day and the First Friday in August for Fiesta
(Early Closings for Special Events)

Admission Prices:

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older

Adults (18-64)                    $8
Senior (65+)                        $5
Students w/ ID                   $5
Youth (6-17)                        $5
Child (1-5)                            Free
Active Military                    Free
SBMM Members                Free

For Group Rates & Tours please contact Guest Services

MEMBERS ALWAYS FREE! Learn the benefits of Membership
COMMUNITY DAY IS FREE! (3rd Thursday every month)
Thanks to our Sponsors


Reservations for docent guided tours must be made at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Tours typically require 45 minutes but can be adapted to fit the needs of the group. Please check our calendar for any closings for special events.

Complete the Group Registration Form, Submit and Watch for your email confirmation. (If you do not receive email confirmation within a week of making your reservation, please contact the Education Department.)

Field Trips

Field Trips for youth groups and schools serving minors can be accommodated with free admission if arranged in advance.  Below are links for the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Social Studies Standards that can be covered during a docent led tour or film screening at our museum.  Please contact Jennifer Haake, Guest Services Coordinator, at guestservices@sbmm.org or (805)456-8748 to schedule a date and receive more information.

Planning your field trip (coming soon)

Kindergarten  •  1st Grade  •  2nd Grade  •  3rd Grade  •  4th Grade  •  5th Grade  •  6th Grade

What’s Nearby?


Chuck’s Waterfront Grill &
Endless Summer Bar Cafe
Brophy Bros Restaurant
Breakwater Restaurant
Sushi Go Go
On the Alley
Shoreline Beach Cafe
Yacht Club


Lil’ Toot water taxi runs between
the Harbor and
Stearn’s Wharf

Downtown Waterfront Electric
Shuttle runs along Cabrillo Blvd
and up State St.


Eagle Inn
Harbor House Inn
Hotel Milo
West Beach Inn
Lavender Inn
Avania Inn
Brisas del Mar
Franciscan Inn
Marina Beach Motel
Casa Del Mar Inn

Shops and Things To Do

For fish, marine supplies, whale
watching, diving, kayaking,
 sailing, jet skiing, treasures…

Museum Store
Fish Market
West Marine
Channel Islands Outfitters
Sea Landing
Santa Barbara Sailing Center