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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!
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.
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. This week: Visual Storytelling- Use colored pencils and metallic paint to reimagine the architecture, landscape, and figures in Sandro Botticelli's The Annunciation, featured in the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition.
The Whales are Here!! Bring the kids out for an unforgettable moment of a lifetime! Come aboard our 41 ft. Sailboat, safe and stable for the young. Never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Pack a picnic and enjoy up to 2.5 hrs of fun on the Pacific Ocean!
Meet live raptors such as Red-tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or peregrine Falcon!
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum teaching artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy selected galleries until 8pm. See website for a full list of acitivites.
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.
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!
Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate and honor the world's many and varied frogs and amphibians. There will also be frog-inspired crafts, games and special animal appearances.
Kids earn a badge with the help of a Cachuma Lake Naturalist as they learn about wildlife and care about the natural environment. - Meet at the Nature Center.
Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists and interpretive guides lead an easy paced ½-mile walk on the Don Wimpress Nature Trail. Large groups are encouraged to call the Park Naturalists in advance.
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