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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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Monday Apr 27, 2015


Children's Whale Watching Cruise
  • April 27, 2015 - May 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30AM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Address: 125 Harbor Way #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Phone: 805-962-8222
  • Venue: Sunset Kidd Sailing, Whale Watching and Sunset Cruises

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!

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. 

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015


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. 

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015


Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • April 29, 2015
  • Address: Las Positas Road at Hwy 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-687-0766
  • Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds

Celebrate the active lifestyle at the 26th annual Santa Barbara Fair and Expo. Attendees can enjoy carnival rides, exhibitions, farm animals, fair food and entertainment as well as an expo showcase of local foods, wine, beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays. 

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. 

Thursday Apr 30, 2015


Children's Whale Watching Cruise
  • April 30, 2015 - May 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30AM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Address: 125 Harbor Way #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Phone: 805-962-8222
  • Venue: Sunset Kidd Sailing, Whale Watching and Sunset Cruises

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!

Eyes in the Sky
  • April 30, 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! 

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. 

Friday May 01, 2015


Half Price Fridays at Santa Barbara Rock Gym
  • May 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Rock Gym
  • Address: 322 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-770-3225

Fridays after 5:00 pm admission to Santa Barbara Rock Gym is only $7.50. Fun for climbers of all ages and ability levels

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents: Alice in Wonderland
  • May 01, 2015
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Address: 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0408
  • Venue: Center Stage Theater

A short children's ballet with dancers 5-1/2 to 18 years old.

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.

Children's Whale Watching Cruise
  • May 01, 2015 - May 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30AM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Address: 125 Harbor Way #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Phone: 805-962-8222
  • Venue: Sunset Kidd Sailing, Whale Watching and Sunset Cruises

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!

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
  • May 01, 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! 

Saturday May 02, 2015


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.

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