Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $16 for admission for two adults and four children (up to a $30 value)
- $12 for admission for two adults and two children (up to a $22 value)
- $8 for admission for two adults (up to an $30 value)
Infants and active military members are admitted free. See a list of current exhibits here. Beginning June 14th, guests can also see the 160-year-old first-order Fresnel lens from Point Conception Lighthouse. It contains over 1,000 glass prisms, and is the museum’s newest and biggest exhibit.
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.