Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Sail into a whole new world when you visit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum! The museum has an extensive and world-class maritime art collection. They also keep things interesting by regularly hosting exciting events and new and interesting temporary exhibitions. Special guest art exhibitions are presented on an ongoing basis so you can experience something new during each visit!

Channel Islands Harbor California Mountain and Lighthouse view

Starting January 3rd, the museum will be having the Neil Brooks & The California Seascape exhibition. An upcoming event that will be taking place at the museum is the celebration and book launch of “Coyote Rescues Hawk” on Saturday February 4th.

There are 13 ongoing and permanent exhibitions at the museum, so anytime you can visit there will always be so much to see and do while you’re there! Here are a few highlights from some of the exhibitions that are offered.

  • There is the Seascape Gallery, which features seascape masterpiece paintings by Dutch, English and French artists from 1600 to 1850. There’s also world-class ship models from that time period as well.
  • An interactive display of the Port of Hueneme, the largest commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a must-see!
  • There is a Nelson & Trafalgar exhibit that tells the story of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The ship model of Mars is the museum’s largest model!
  • The Age of Exploration exhibit will teach museum goers about explorers from around the globe and throughout history.
  • Immerse yourself in the museum’s Whale Hall and learn all about these amazing sea creatures!
  • The Brenda and Gary Farr Gallery changes about 4 to 6 times annually, and highlights interesting aspects of maritime culture and history.

Kelp forest beauty of Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park

The museum is open Thursday – Monday from 12pm to 4pm and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tickets are only $10 to experience everything this maritime museum has to offer. So be sure to book your stay at Channel Island Shores and plan out some time in your trip to check it out!


Starting January 2, 2024, the resort will undergo a state mandated balcony/stairs repair project. Noise and construction may affect the resort guests. We anticipate this project to be completed in August 2024. As with all renovation projects, it is our goal to adhere to the aforementioned schedules; however, they are subject to change.


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