The REEF at UC Santa Barbara

Two children holding sea urchins at The REEF at UC Santa Barbara

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The REEF at UC Santa Barbara

Building 465 Marine Science Institute , Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150
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Two children holding sea urchins at The REEF at UC Santa Barbara

The REEF is an interactive aquarium facility located at UCSB’s Campus Point, which is the centerpiece of MSI’s O2C Program. Using the Next Generation Science Standards, UCSB undergraduate interns introduce P-20 students to diversity in the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on exploration of our local marine ecosystem, and UCSB research in habitats throughout the world. The REEF is also available to after school programs and is open to the general public during Open Door hours on Fridays and Saturdays, and supports an ever-growing number of on-campus classes and labs.

The REEF is open, for FREE on Saturdays from 11am to 2 pm.