Discover…Explore…Imagine…at the Ty Warner Sea Center located on Stearns Wharf. Owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Sea Center is an engaging, interactive marine education facility to discover the fun in science and the wonders of the natural world.
Visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on encounters with sea creatures, a shark touch tank, and JELLIES. Also children may crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective.
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