Museums in Santa Barbara, California

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  1. Mission Santa Barbara

    # 1 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 1275 times in trip plans
    Mission Santa Barbara

    Tags: Religious Site, Museum, History Museum, Outdoors

    Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Renowned as the ‘crown jewel’ of the California Missions, this site has been painstakingly preserved. Mission Santa Barbara, or Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the F...Read more

  2. Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

    # 2 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 787 times in trip plans
    Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    An interesting variety of pieces from different cultures congregate at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to the delight and admiration of visitors. Established in 1941 in a construction that was initial...Read more

  3. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

    # 3 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 801 times in trip plans
    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, History Museum, Observatory

    Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbour, and has a myriad exciting and educational exhibits on display in a sprawling gallery space of nearly 8,00...Read more

  4. Santa Barbara Historical Museum

    # 4 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: 136 E De La Guerra St

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Monica Phillips

    Finally! I’ve been meaning to come see the Fiesta exhibit and it did not disappoint. This is a lovely small museum with unique artifacts. Well organized, and as another reviewer stated - “signifi...

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  5. Casa Dolores

    # 5 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 1 time in trip plans
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    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: 1023 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
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    Mike Ringer

    I have visited Casa Dolores several times over the past 5 years to help my children with cultural projects for their Spanish classes. They have had different displays each time I've gone. The staff h...

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  6. Mission Santa Barbara

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    Tags: Museum

    Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Jasmine Johnson

    Fiesta at the Old Mission has been a Santa Barbara tradition for many years. The dancers are very entertaining and kick off the week of fiesta each year. The grounds are beautiful and the rose garde...

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  7. Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

    # 7 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara | Added 767 times in trip plans
    Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Outdoors, Observatory

    Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History aims to spark a passion for the natural world and ignite a curiosity about the story behind it. With view to creating a space for the shared process of disc...Read more