Wooden Boat Show
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Wooden Boat Show

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to host the 2nd Annual From the Tree to the Sea: Father's Day Wooden Boat Show - an event of the most enjoyable and rustic variety! It will feature a series of classic wooden boats on display for everyone to enjoy from 10am to 4pm. Stunning wooden boats will grace the dock behind CIMM, and visitors are invited to climb aboard and tour! Participate in fun boat races, games, and engaging maritime activities!  The CI Harbor annually hosts a classic car show the same day right next door — what a great way to spend the day! 

Speaker Series
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

DAMN THE PETTICOATS! Female Mariners in the Days of Sail

WITH HISTORIAS & CIMM DOCENTS, JIM KOSINSKI & MARTINA MELERO

Queens commanded fleets, female tars climbed the foremast, mistresses in disguise, pirate queens took charge and whaling wives longed for home. Learn why these women chose to risk their lives in a man’s domain and cast their fates to the wind.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

ASMA Exhibition Closes
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

ASMA Exhibition Closes

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

American Society of Marine Artists

MAY 8 - JUNE 25, 2017

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to host the 2017 ASMA West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists.


Speaker Series
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

THE MOST MAD SEAS:
Tales of Sail from Cape Horn & the Southern Ocean

With Historian & Author, Glenn Hening

The Roaring 40s, the Furious 50s, the Screaming 60s - the “most mad seas” of the Great Southern Ocean has been feared by mariners from Magellan and Drake up to today’s round-the-world racing sailors. Glenn Hening’s presentation of their stories and facts researched for his epic novel “Waves of Warning” will be an exciting opportunity for the armchair adventurer to understand why the old salt told the young greenhorn, who hoped to see monster waves on their upcoming voyage around Cape Horn, “Son, you don’t want to see them.” 

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

 

Safe Boating Expo
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Safe Boating Expo

  • U.S. Coast Guard Station

Learning to be safe on the water is the focus of the 12th Annual Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo. This annual event includes safety demonstrations on personal flotation devices as well as air, sea, and fire rescue demonstrations. Other highlights include free tours of USCG vessels, commercial booths, agency booths and displays and hands-on exhibits. Free Admission.

Watch exciting offshore helicopter, person in water and fire rescue demos 11 AM& 2 PM

Safety Demos 9 AM to 4 PM

Be Sure to Visit the CIMM Booth!

ASMA Opening Reception
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

ASMA Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

CIMM invites the public to enjoy this collection of beautiful maritime artwork in this Juried West Regional Exhibition. Light refreshments will be provided. Wine and beer available for purchase. 

Admission:

  • CIMM Members - FREE
  • ASMA Members plus 1 Guest - FREE
  • General Public - $10
ASMA Exhibition Opens
May
9
5:30 pm17:30

ASMA Exhibition Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

American Society of Marine Artists

MAY 8 - JUNE 25, 2017

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to host the 2017 ASMA West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists.

ASMA Exhibit Opens
May
8
10:00 am10:00

ASMA Exhibit Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is please to host the 2017 American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists. Their membership spans the Nation and currently includes over 500 artists.

ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Please join us at CIMM for a lovely evening with exclusive access, which will include stunning maritime art, wine, and good company.

Share you love and joy of the Museum by bringing potential new members. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors who might be interested in learning about our numerous CIMM member benefits, including exclusive event access, Museum Store discount, and much more! Bring a guest who signs up for membership, and you will automatically be entered to win a limited edition John Stobart print! Current members who increase their level of membership will also be entered to win.

New members signing up at the event receive an extra four months!

Please RSVP at  (805) 984-6260 or www.cimmvc.org/upcoming-exhibitions/ 

High School Art Exhibit Closes
Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

High School Art Exhibit Closes

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

For the past 26 years, CIMM has been proud to present artwork from the Oxnard Union High School District, displaying student work and fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend this wonderful annual exhibition.

Speaker Series
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor

with historian & author, Cherie Brant

On April 19 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum historian and author, Cherie Brant will give her lecture “Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor”. The story of the Channel Island and Hueneme Harbors is a fascinating example of how engineering designs and shifting sands can benefit or threaten coastal communities. Channel Islands Harbor, one of the jewels of Ventura County, was built to meet the growing need for a recreational small craft facility. Hueneme Harbor, completed in 1939, was designed to be a commercial hub. The harbor was a success, but its construction caused erosion problems that threatened the town of Port Hueneme and Navy facilities along the coast. The history of constructing Channel Islands Harbor shows how that challenge was met.

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!
Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is embarking on a strategic planning process for its future and would value your input and participation in the process! Join community members, local business leaders, artists and residents for an interactive meeting to discuss the role of the Museum, its programs, its future, and how it can best serve its community. Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at cimmvc.org/strategicplanning.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception
Apr
6
5:00 pm17:00

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Join us for the opening reception of the 26th Annual Oxnard Union High School Discrict Opening Reception! For the past 26 years, Oxnard Union High School District and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum have collaborated on this exhibition displaying student work, fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.

High School Art Exhibit Opens
Apr
3
10:00 am10:00

High School Art Exhibit Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

For the past 26 years, CIMM has been proud to present artwork from the Oxnard Union High School District, displaying student work and fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend this wonderful annual exhibition.

Speaker Series
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Clipper Ship Era and the Royal Clipper Saga

with CIMM Docent & Historian, Tom Danza

Clipper ships and windjammers were the fastest commercial ship built in the 19th century, holding world records for ocean crossings for 100 years. This presentation will explore the faster clipper ship features, some famous ships, and high lights in their history. 

In November 2016 the speaker traveled on a 19-day sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the Royal Clipper along with 200 passengers and the crew of about 100. Ports-of-call included Lisbon, Casablanca, Sofi, and the last port was Tenerife in Canary Islands. The last 11 days were open-ocean across Atlantic to Barbados. 

Learn about this exciting sailing adventure across the Atlantic, including the ship’s operations, and brief accounts of other ports-of-calls made by the Royal Clipper in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Speaker Series
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Help!! We Are Sinking! 

with Captain Paul Amaral of Ventura Vessel Assist

Vessel Assist Ventura is owned and operated by Captain Paul Amaral. The company, which has a second location in Oxnard, was recognized in 2015 by the Boat Owners Association of The United States for its near perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, and ongoing towing case management, and its work in the local boating community. Much like an auto club for boaters, Vessel Assist gives recreational boaters and anglers a reliable way to call for assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground. Amaral's locally owned business is part of a nationwide professional network of over 300 locations and fleet of over 600 TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30pm and the lecture begins at 7:00pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Hawaii Club of Ventura County visits CIMM
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Hawaii Club of Ventura County visits CIMM

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Guests are invited to enjoy a short Hawaiian entertainment at CIMM organized by Kaimana Pendergrass so our membership along with Museum visitor may enjoy some “Hawaiiana.” Time to meet at the Museum, around 2:00 pm. Club members and guests will tour the Museum.

The Hui Lima Kokua (Hawaii Club of Ventura County, California) is a family oriented non profit organization comprised of members from Hawaii and people who want to perpetuate the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. They strive to promote the social welfare of the Club's membership and develop and extend the concept of "hui lima kokua" (helping hand) among its membership and within the community.

For more information visit their website at www.huilimakokua.com.

Love Letters Home Opening Reception
Jan
25
5:00 pm17:00

Love Letters Home Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Come celebrate the opening of CIMM's new exhibit, Love Letters Home, which explores different ways in which sailors and soldiers corresponded with their loved ones waiting back home. COST: Free to Members, $7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for seniors, Free for children under 12. Appetizers, coffee, and water are served at no cost. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Speaker Series
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Who Cleans Up the Ocean?

with Kevin Augarten & Jeff Larson, Ocean Defenders Alliance

Ocean Defenders Alliance works to clean and protect marine ecosystems through documentation, education, and meaningful action. Working with affected communities, we focus primarily on the reduction and removal of man-made debris which poses serious threats to ocean wildlife and habitats. ODA envisions a world in which we educate communities and involve them in solutions that help ensure marine ecosystems can exist free from harm caused by human debris. Without abandoned fishing gear, trash, and improperly sunken vessels damaging their habitat, marine flora and fauna will be able to thrive.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30pm and the lecture begins at 7:00pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Dec
31
10:00 am10:00

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Due to the holiday, CIMM will be closing early at 1 PM.

Dec
24
10:00 am10:00

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Due to the holiday, CIMM will be closing early at 1 PM.

Model Month
Dec
1
10:00 am10:00

Model Month

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

CIMM displays an extensive number of exquisitely detailed ship models from all over the world and dating back hundreds of years! From December 1 through December 31, the CIMM Ship Model Guild will display projects that they have been working on over the past year. The Museum will also hold its annual ship model sale, so you can take one home with you!

COME VISIT SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER FROM 12 - 2 PM TO ENJOY A SHIP IN A BOTTLE DEMONSTRATION, FROM RESIDENT MODEL MAKER BOB LITTLE.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Nov
28
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Nov
21
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.