Touch small sharks and get up close with rays. Watch baby sharks developing in their translucent egg cases. Explore a shark’s world and bust the myths about these important marine predators.
Feel the stickiness of a sea anemone tentacle and cradle a hermit crab in the palm of your hand. Explore the wonders and beauty of local marine life in the Intertidal Wonders touch pools. Trained naturalists answer your questions about these fascinating local marine invertebrates.
On the Wet Deck, be a scientist and oceanographic tools to sample the ocean and examine marine life. Start your investigations with the Secchi disk, Ekman grab, Van Dorn bottle or crab net. The environment beneath the pier is dynamic and every visit to the Wet Deck is different.
Located on Santa Barbara’s historic Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is an immersive and interactive aquarium that showcases marine life from the Santa Barbara Channel.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket.
Sea Center - Santa Barbara Natural Museum of History
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