Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Waterfront

Give as a Gift
Unable to add now. Please try again later
Unable to remove now. Please try again later
Up to 55% Off

Customer Reviews

131 Ratings

The Maritime Museum is a SB must-see museum! Whether you are into history, sea life, fishing, or surfing this museum has something for everyone. It also is very kid-friendly. I highly recommend that locals learn about the history of our amazing area by coming to the Maritime Museum! Docents are very friendly and helpful too.
Kristina D. · October 11, 2017
Everyone was very friendly. Had a great time learning
Steph L. · August 29, 2017
We stayed at the Hyatt and stumbled upon this Groupon encouraging us to do a much longer walk than we would have had we not purchased it. It's 1.5 miles on a beautiful beach walk to a gorgeous section of the marina with swanky restaurants to indulge in afterwards. Very friendly staff. Kids did a treasure hunt and watched movies. A fabulous experience and great value for the family.
Kylie Y. · August 20, 2017

What You'll Get


Some more dubious maritime lore maintains that barnacle geese are actually fish, that a "12-footer" refers to maximum onboard shoes, or that conch shells are actually eggs containing newborn oceans. Separate fluid fact from fiction with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year family membership (a $55 value) or individual membership (a $40 value) to Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, located on the water's edge of Santa Barbara Harbor.

Appropriately perched on the expansive seashore, the myriad exhibits of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum offer an albatross-eyed glimpse at the long local history of oceanic activities. New exhibits for April and May include an exploration of the shipwrecked Gold Rush-era steamship Winfield Scott, as well as The Spill's Broad Reach, an environmentalist retrospective on Santa Barbara's 1969 oil disaster that in many ways sparked the modern green movement. The museum's historic fleet of sturdy schooners and ballin' trawlers have parted waves for nearly a century, showcasing the eternal symbioses of man and sea. On Surf Film Saturdays, visitors can take in a ten-hanging flick at the high-definition Munger Theater.

In addition to nearly 365 salt-soaked days of edifying fun (admission normally $2–$7), membership includes a 10% discount at the gift shop, advance notice for special events, a subscription to Maritime Currents, the museum's amphibious newsletter, and a complimentary full-size pocket-anchor.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jun 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 6/28/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Santa Barbara Maritime Museum


In 1917, the Ranger was a sport-fishing yacht—the first built on the West Coast—that hosted celebrities trying their luck at snagging tuna, swordfish, and other swimmers. Flash forward nearly a century, and the Ranger is now a lure, one of several vintage boats that entice visitors to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Inside a former Naval Reserve building, the museum traces the history of the California Coast seas, from cannons to seaplanes and surfing to the environment. The Munger Theater brings the sea to life with films that could feature maritime history or a trip around the coast, and lectures and other events further enrich the experience.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.