The history of California during the mission era 1769-1836
You can take docent guided or self-guided tours through the Sacred Garden, Historic Cemetery, Mission Church and Museum.
Open 7 days a week
Children (0-4) FREE
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
One of my favorite family friendly museums with great temporary exhibits, hands-on activities in every room and an expansive outdoor space/nature trail all in a mission-style building. Stroller friendly.
We recommend buying admission to the Sea Center at the same time for a discount.
Free admission on select dates. Please visit their website for more information.
Displays historic material from the Naval Construction Force (Seabee's) and U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. They have a STEM room where the entire family can create and build. A wonderful space and playroom for kids of all ages. We all had fun.