Maritime Museum Announces Free Admission For All Visitors Under the Age of Eighteen

Beginning September 1, 2022, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum will offer free admission to visitors who are less than 18 years of age. (Youths or children must still be accompanied by an adult or guardian). Senior and active military admission prices will remain at $5/person and adult admission will change to $10/person. The Museum will also continue to offer its Museums for All discounted admission for those patrons who present EBT, SNAP, or CalFresh identification cards.

“As part of our goal to provide improved access to all, including families with children, it was decided that the Museum would eliminate admission fees for those under 18 years of age,” said Museum Executive Director Adri Howe. “We certainly hope it will allow for more families to come to CIMM and help them to enjoy and learn about the wonders of the maritime experience and human creativity. Museums play an important role in our society and we very much believe that future museum lovers are created when people have access to museums, especially as youngsters.”

About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, the Museum’s galleries feature rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. The Museum is currently open Thursday-Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on Aug. 23, 2022.