Executive director Greg Gorga said the decision was made, “in order to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers. Our hope is to re-open on Friday, Jan. 21, but that will depend on the path Covid infections are taking.”
The Museum Store and the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center are also closed.SBMM will still have its Jan. 20 free Zoom lecture; register at sbmm.org.Docent training, originally scheduled to begin Saturday, Jan. 8 has been postponed until at least Jan 22. For more about how to become a docent, contact [email protected] or 805 456-8748 or visit www.sbmm.org/volunteer-application.
The recently announced Whale of a Tale program seeking children’s K-6 ocean-related artwork will continue, but all submissions should be mailed to Museum Experience Manager, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.
Due the rise in to COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will close for two weeks, starting Friday, Jan. 7.
As a result of the decision, the following changes have been made: