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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of family programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world.  



Underwater Parks Day

10:00 AM–3:00 PM
At the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf

Celebrate Marine Protected Areas which are “underwater parks” that preserve the biodiversity and abundance of ocean life in our coastal waters.

• Dive into the world of marine science with interactive activities and crafts

• Go on an aquatic quest, solve a riddle and win a prize • Experience marine entanglement and analyze impacts of marine debris

• Connect with marine conservation specialists to learn more about the SB Channel

FREE with paid admission.


Information: Call Jackie Hunt at 805–962–2526 ext. 110 or



Science on Site: Investigating Mission Creek 

11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At BaseCamp

Explore Mission Creek while learning about our local watershed with Museum Naturalist, Christine Melvin. Collect your own samples from the creek and test for water quality, look for life, and determine the health of our local aquatic ecosystem. Make your own envrioscape and explore the impacts of pollution and more. 

FREE with paid admission.

Information: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

For more information about upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar page.
Please contact 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or if you have questions regarding family programs.  


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