MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Activities & Attractions, Family Fun & Activities, Sights / Things to Do

125 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 770-5000

Ever wanted to create sound effects for a Hollywood movie or step inside a giant guitar? At MOXI, you can do all this and more.

In a beautiful Spanish Colonial-style building with whimsical sea-themed accents, this brand new science and technology museum opened in early 2017, two blocks from the Santa Barbara waterfront.

Fascinating hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits on three floors are grouped into themes, such as Light, Speed, Interactive Media, Fantastic Forces, and the Sky Garden.

You can see how 3D printers create objects at the Innovation Workshop, build a race car and test it on the museum’s tracks, or take a selfie and use it to create a customized mosaic to share with your friends.

Top off your visit with spectacular views over Santa Barbara from the rooftop deck, where you can peer through a series of different scopes in the lookout tower.

Summer camps, after-school classes, and adult theme nights add to all the fun.