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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!
Have a spooktacularly good time as the Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating. Features Trick-or-Treat Trail, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, nightly Costume Parade, Ghoulish Goodies, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, and more.
Fun for all ages! Dress up in costume and enjoy an afternoon of festive carnival activities for your child and family! Entrance is free; activity tickets are 25 cents each. Bounce houses, face painting, Fire Dept, Cloud10, dancing, obstacle courses, smoothies, healthy food, and MORE!
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.
Harvest Festival at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Join us in celebration of "National Make a Difference Day". A free family event. Bring garden tools and join us for some community fun. Live concert by the Ruben Lee Dalton Band, face paint, community crafts,drought tolerant garden display.
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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