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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!
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!
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.
Meet live raptors such as Red-tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or peregrine Falcon!
Enjoy interactive story readings perfect for families.Included with admission.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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