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Kid Friendly Events

Need a family night out? Take a look at these family-friendly activities and events in Santa Barbara! Or visit our Family Fun Trek or Santa Barbara Family Ideas itineraries for inspiration for all ages. The part about a family visit to Santa Barbara is that it’s easy to leave the car in park and get around car-free! Cruise from downtown to Stearns Wharf and the Harbor in the waterfront shuttle for a mere $.50 per ride! Jump on an open-air trolley and head to Old Mission Santa Barbara or see the area from a different perspective with a sea kayak tour, ride on the water taxi or pedicab! For a true adventure, spend the day exploring the Channel Islands—one of the country’s most unique and stunning national parks, only a short ferry ride across the Santa Barbara Channel. From beaches to parks and fun in the sun to interactive museum exhibits, the best time is sure to be had by all in Santa Barbara!

 

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Sunday Jul 05, 2015


LOS ALAMOS FRIENDLY DOG RACES//MUNI WINE
  • July 05, 2015
  • Times: 2-6PM
  • Location: Municipal Winemakers// Los Alamos
  • Address: 425 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
  • Phone: 805-931-6864

Los Alamos friendly annual dog race is here and Municipal Wine wants join in on the fun! Please join us for an afternoon of homemade pup treats and people apple cheddar hand pies by Becky Sue from Baking the Goods. Stop on by and enjoy your favorite Muni wine!

Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruises

Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour cruises that focus on bald eagles, local birds and migratory birds, local wildlife, flora, geology, and Native American and settler history.

Eyes in the Sky
  • July 05, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Times: 2PM
  • Address: 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Meet live raptors such as Red-tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or peregrine Falcon! 

Sea Stories for Families

Enjoy interactive story readings perfect for families.Included with admission. 

Shark Sundays at Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Sea Center

Watch us feed sharks and rays in the Shark Habitat Tank. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you are lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too!

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Wildlife Nature Cruise on Lake Cachuma
  • July 05, 2015
  • Times: 10AM-12PM or 2-4PM
  • Location: Lake Cachuma
  • Address: 225 California 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-568-2460

Let Lake Cachuma's Naturalists guide you on a 2-hour Lake Cruise aboard the Osprey. Lake Cachuma is a thriving habitat for a great variety of wildlife, birds, fish, trees and plants. Fun for all ages! 

Monday Jul 06, 2015


Santa Barbara Zoo Camp
  • July 06, 2015 - August 21, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9AM - 3PM
  • Address: 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 12 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and more.

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Summer ArtVenture Camps
  • July 06, 2015 - August 31, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9AM - 3PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving.

UCSB Summer Day Camp
  • July 06, 2015 - August 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 8AM-5:30PM
  • Location: UCSB Recreation Department
  • Address: Stadium Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: 805-893-3913

The goal of the UCSB Summer Day Camp is to provide a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships. We pride ourselves on offering an action-packed, varied and exciting camp.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2015


Santa Barbara Zoo Camp
  • July 07, 2015 - August 21, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9AM - 3PM
  • Address: 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 12 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and more.

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Summer ArtVenture Camps
  • July 07, 2015 - August 31, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9AM - 3PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving.

Wednesday Jul 08, 2015


Santa Barbara Zoo Camp
  • July 08, 2015 - August 21, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9AM - 3PM
  • Address: 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 12 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and more.

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