Located at the Santa Barbara Waterfront Center, in the heart of a working harbor, the Maritime Museum is surrounded by busy fishermen, shopkeepers, and vast sea-life. Once inside the Museum, visitors enjoy architectural brilliance, and a perfect combination of high technology and warm friendliness. Most of the Museum exhibits are mobile, and can be rolled away and stored, enabling the Museum to become a unique special event venue. While the display cases in the walls feature seaworthy treasures, the Museum floor can facilitate buffet service, dining and cocktail tables and live performers. The upstairs balcony provides a panoramic view of the room and can be used to seat guests at small tables along the ship-style railing.