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Weekend Activities For Kids In Santa Barbara (Quarantine Edition)

September 17th, 2020 by Ava Jakubowski

Weekend activities for kids in Santa Barbara (Quarantine Edition)

The Zoom school week finally ends and your children are excited for the weekend: but what to do? Luckily, in Santa Barbara, there are plenty of engaging and fun weekend activities for kids of all ages

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1) The Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is a perfect outdoor weekend adventure for you and your children! I mean, is it really a weekend without a trip to the zoo? Santa Barbara’s beautiful zoo has reopened following state and county guidelines.

If your children miss the monkeys or the lions you can purchase an advanced ticket on their website. There is a maximum capacity based on social distancing guidelines, so be sure to purchase/reserve your tickets in advance.

The zoo is open on weekends from 9:30 am-7 pm and on weekdays 9:30 am-5:00 pm.

2)The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History:

If you can't or aren't completely comfortable leaving home during weekends, you can bring the excitement, engagement, and education of an interactive museum right into your home.

Many museums are doing virtual tours and programs, such as The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: you can sign up for a virtual program or even a socially distanced outside exhibit.

Exhibits such as the Butterflies Alive are open following social distancing protocol and advanced reservation.

Check out their website for more information

3) Get Outside: 

The best part about living in Santa Barbara is having the mountaintops only a 15-minute drive from the sandy beaches, which make up the absolute best and healthiest options among all the weekend activities to offer a kid!

Free, fun, and socially distanced activities can be found at the beach either taking a walk, swimming in the ocean, or playing volleyball in the sand. Additionally, the mountains are full of beautiful hiking and biking trails that are open at all hours every day of the week for you and your family's enjoyment.

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Ava Jakubowski

A Californian with a passion for literature and spontaneous adventures. She has a thirst for knowledge and new experiences. Her past times include immersing herself in other cultures and dabbling in the arts. My profile picture is also attached below.


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