Visitor Centers

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The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 658-5730

The visitor center features a bookstore, a display of marine aquatic life, and exhibits featuring the unique character of each park island. Visitors also will enjoy the 25-minute park movie, “A Treasure in the Sea,” shown throughout the day in the auditorium (closed-caption film available upon request).

The fully accessible visitor center is open 8:30 am until 5 pm daily. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving and December 25th.

On weekends and holidays at 11 am and 3 pm rangers offer a variety of free public programs about the resources of the park. Click here for programs and events scheduled at the visitor center.

Click here for directions to the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park.

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Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center

113 Harbor Way 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-1475

The small Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center not only has one of the best views of Santa Barbara, but also offers visitors information about Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and the City of Santa Barbara. Open 10 am until 5 pm. Closed every Wednesday, Christmas Day, New Year's Day,Thanksgiving Day, and the First Friday in August for Fiesta. Also, occasionally closes early for special events.

Click here for directions to the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center.

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Island Visitor Centers and Contact Stations

Small island visitor centers are located on Santa Barbara and Anacapa Islands and at Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island. These stations offer exhibits and information on the resources of each island. Small contact stations are located on Santa Rosa Island in the historic schoolhouse (along with small exhibits on island ranching) and on San Miguel Island at the ranger station.

Click here for information on visiting the islands.

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Last updated: May 27, 2021

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1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura , CA 93001


805 658-5730

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