The Santa Barbara Zoo was founded in 1963 by a dedicated group of community volunteers. The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research and recreation. It is a home to more then 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects. More then 500 animals are exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats.
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Mission Santa Barbara was the tenth of the California missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. It was established on the Feast of St. Barbara, Dec 4, 1786.
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is located in the Santa Barbara Harbor. It features a large variety of different exhibitions.
The Santa Barbara Waterfront includes many attractions: Leadbetter Beach, West Beach, Stearns Wharf, Chase Palm Park, Zoo, East Beach, Harbor, Pier.
Barbara County Historic Courthouse
For almost 160 years this site has been the home of local government and a place of civic pride and celebration. Visitor's from around the world come to see the courthouse, mural room and grounds.
Santa Barbara museum Of Art
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art's mission is to integrate art into the lives of people. It features a large museum collection and exhibitions.
El Presidio de
Founded April 21, 1782, the Santa Barbara Royal Presidio was the last in a chain of four military fortresses built by the Spanish along the coast of Alta California, then a wilderness frontier.
de la Guerra Historic House Museum
Casa de la Guerra is one of the most important remnants of Santa Barbara's Spanish-Mexican heritage, along with the Presidio and the Mission.
Barbara Museum Of Natural History
The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.
The Museum’s astronomy facilities include the Gladwin Planetarium, Palmer Observatory and Space Lab. With its fully digital star projection system, the planetarium immerses visitors in the wonders of the universe.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a place of beauty and serenity, of education, research and conservation, of history and stewardship. Enjoy the exquisite exhibits of California native plants set in beautifully designed landscapes.