The Museum's outdoor spaces are open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Indoor spaces are temporarily closed. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf's outdoor spaces are open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon–4:00 PM.

Farrand Auditorium

Location: Museum

Description: Moderate-sized auditorium for meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Ambiance: Dark gray carpet and wood panelled walls.


  • Theatre Style: 81
  • Additional space available with rental combination

Facilities: Permanent fixed seating.

Audio-Visual Capabilities:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Podium
  • Arrangements for audio visual need to be made with event manager

Internet Access: Yes


  • Up to 150 cars on site.

Limitations: No smoking, balloons, confetti, or open flames.

Other Services:

  • Catering counseling
  • On-site coordinator & security

Our Event Manager, Meridith Moore, is available to answer any questions and schedule on-site visit and consultation. Contact her at 805-682-4711 ext 112, or email at