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Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara

2559 Puesta del Sol Road
Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 805 682 4711's insider take:

On 11 acres in Mission Canyon, the museum covers the region with exhibits on local birdlife, insects, mammals, and marine life, plus Chumash Indian artifacts, planetarium shows, and nature trails. Outside the museum, a 72-foot-long skeleton of a blue whale gives you a sense of the giant mammals that migrate through Santa Barbara's waters. The maze of galleries can be difficult to navigate, so make sure to pick up the map.

Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.

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