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Ty Warner Sea Center
Santa Barbara, California

aquariums and zoos
  • Ty Warner Sea Center Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Ty Warner Sea Center Ty Warner Sea Center Hands-on interactive lab
  • Ty Warner Sea Center Ty Warner Sea Center Touch screen computer interactive for identification of Tide Pool Tank animal and plant life directly adjacent to the salt water tank.
  • Ty Warner Sea Center Ty Warner Sea Center Tide Pool tank with crashing waves and crawl through acrylic tube area and interactives.
  • Ty Warner Sea Center Ty Warner Sea Center Hands-on interactive lab

Ty Warner Sea Center

Where: Santa Barbara, California

Our role: Exhibition Design through Fabrication and Installation

The client wanted: A team they could work closely with them to develop a new marine based live animal venue for the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum on the Stearns Wharf location suitable to a visiting tourist audience.

The new Ty Warner Sea Center replicates a marine laboratory, with testing equipment, sampling devices and other hands-on opportunities derived from all areas of marine sciences. Santa Barbara Channel research, natural history and conservation efforts are presented in ongoing laboratory and field activities.

Interactive exhibits allow visitors to work like scientists out on the decks, take samples and help lower equipment into the sea below. The interior exhibit space is divided into a series of “lab” areas; visitors can be self-guided explorers or participants in staff-guided activities.