SBMM Membership
SBMM Membership

SBMM Membership

Your annual membership will allow you access to and participation in the museum’s collection, exhibits, and education programs while helping the museum fulfill its mission to preserve and celebrate the central coast’s maritime history.

Basic SBMM Membership Benefits

One Year Admittance to Museum
• 10% Discount at Museum Gift Store
• Advance notice and special invites to museum events, classes and programs, including every Third Thursday lecture members only reception
• 2 Free Museum Guest Passes (Mariner and above membership receives 4 or more guest passes)

Harbor Benefits of Basic Membership

25% Discount on kayak and SUP rentals from Channel Islands Outfitters
(805)899-4925 •

Whale Watching
20% Discount on Sea Landing services including the Condor Express and Truth Aquatics
(805)962-1127 • (888)77WHALE •

10% Discount off Dive Certification at Blue Water Hunter dive shop
(800) 452-6696 •

5% Discount on Santa Barbara Sailing Center Services

20% Discount on Cruises aboard the Sunset Kidd
(805)962-8222 •

Other Museum Benefit
Congruent Membership to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
123 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)965-0093 •

Fill in the membership form and select the Membership level of your choice to pay online with your Credit Card or Paypal account.

You can expect to receive your membership card in the mail within 2 to 4 weeks.

Your information is for Internal Use Only.



Join the Crew: Volunteer at SBMM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum invites you to participate in our many exciting volunteer opportunities.
There are countless positions available, including:

  • Crew on SBMM’s flagship vessel Ranger
  • Volunteer at our Welcome Kiosk & the Outdoor Visitor’s Center greeting visitors from around the world!
  • Assist with special events, including exhibit openings, art receptions & community festivals.
  • Share information about our local maritime heritage with tours and outreach.

You will enjoy the social environment and gain a feeling of fulfillment knowing that you are part of a valued organization that educates the public about Santa Barbara’s rich maritime history and tradition. This opportunity is something you don’t want to miss! APPLY TODAY

For more information, please contact the Jennifer Haake (Volunteer Coordinator) at Ext.110 or email:

Make an Online Gift

Make an Online Gift

The Maritime Museum contributes much to the quality of life in Santa Barbara and within the Harbor Community and its visiting guests.

Admissions, special events, boating programs and facility rental activities help to generate some of the income necessary to operate, but it is not enough to cover all the costs entailed in running the Museum. It takes additional resources to ensure that educational programs, exhibits, and historic ship preservation meet the highest standards possible.

We’re asking for your help ensure the ongoing efforts of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Every gift—large or small—helps, so please take a moment to complete the Online Gift form below and know that your acts of generosity is what makes the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum a special place.

Make an Online Gift form

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum thrives due to the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
SBMM offers sponsorship opportunities for a host of activities, including:

  • Free Community Day
  • Exhibits (both permanent and temporary)
  • Educational Programs
  • Festivals
  • Receptions, Lectures and Films

Sponsors receive recognition both at the museum and throughout our community.
If you would like information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Greg Gorga (Executive Director) at (805) 962-8404 x103 or email

Artifact Donation

Artifact Donation

Please send us a description, photos and history of the artifact. We will contact you.

Application form