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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!
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.
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.
SB Running invites you, your family, and friends (kids are welcome) to our Funk Zone location for an ugly sweater 5K fun run, some holiday cheer and last minute shopping! Enjoy raffles and giveaways, prizes for the ugliest sweaters and 20% off all items in store for participants! The fun run will
Weekly Saturday Workshops at Art From Scrap. Open to all ages. Every week, a different Guest Artist teaches a new art project. Learn how to create eco-art out of reuse materials. Fun for the whole family! Art From Scrap is located across the street from the Saturday Farmers' Market.
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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