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Address: 3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
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+1 805-982-5165
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve...

The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. In January will be the first of many new and exciting programs such as an education initiative creating new curricula, lecture series, family day activities, and other fun family events. In addition to the new galleries opening, a youth orientated STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)

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"A Marine Is A Seabee With A Light Duty Chit"

I was in the US Navy Seabees, but was trained and stationed at the Seabee Base in Gulfport, Mississippi. I was driving through California, and had the opportunity to visit and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was in the US Navy Seabees, but was trained and stationed at the Seabee Base in Gulfport, Mississippi. I was driving through California, and had the opportunity to visit and stay on the Seabee base in Port Hueneme. That of course, included a long awaited visit to the Seabee Museum, of which I am also a member. The front... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have a family member that works on the Port Hueneme base. We went to visit this museum with them and it is an excellent, excellent museum that wraps up the history of the Seabees with the events that shaped their formation and crafting into a unique singular fighting force. Lots of period and modern examples of weapons and equipment.... More 

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Port Hueneme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum has pictures of Seabees at work. It has all the emblems for the different battalions that have existed on base. A great place to learn the history of the Seabees.

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Thank Becky B
Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the place, in a Seabee myself so seeing the heritage and how they came about along with naval history... Well it was amazing and the staff their is great and knowledgeable. Looking to go back and see it again some time soon. Great for family and friends and anyone you want to bring along.

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to this museum because my husband remembered the older facility. We were disappointed that we could not proceed to the exhibit because there was a ceremony over this 911 weekend. We were able to go to the gift shop and buy a couple of Seabee souvenirs. This museum have photos and tools Seabees used. This museum doesn't educate... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great collection of historical artefacts. Seabees are just full of accomplishments. You must have a federal Identification in order to enter base. It is free of charge!

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. First off it is free, although we did make a donation. Second, everything is well marked and displayed. I didn't ask but it seemed pretty new. It seemed very much like a professional place, I was expecting something like a dusty little local museum. I'd highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum tell the story of the Navy Sea Bees from their formation during WWII to the present. The exhibits are interesting and give a good explanation of the importance of their work. Give yourself at least two hours to go through the place. It helps to have a navy veteran with you when you try to enter the base.

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

FREE ! Most places would charge for a museum of this caliber. The building is new and the are still in the process of putting together some permanent exhibits, but what they have so for is impressive. We never really think about how the airstrip appeared in the middle east, or who built the South Pole Scientific station. After seeing... More 

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

History of the Seebee starting with naval construction in the 1700s to the formation of the Seebee force during WWII and on. Familiar with Pacific exploits but did not understand their role in Europe. Very interesting with a better understanding of what has been accomplished since WWII. Worth your time. Before entering main base , turn right past pass building... More 

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