Plan Your Visit

CSM welcomes groups to the museum! Whether you are an elementary school, YMCA, surf club, high school, historical society, military cadre, college, holiday travel tour or private group, we can tailor a custom tour experience to meet your interests, time frame and knowledge level.

We are available for school field trips and have educational exhibits about weather, ocean science and designs explaining hydrodynamics.

Group visitors are requested to please call if your group would like a guided tour. Regular admission fees apply and for maximum enjoyment and ease, appointments are highly recommended. Please call (760) 721-6876.

Hours of Operation

Museum Store Open Daily:
10am to 4pm

Museum Floor Open Daily:
10am to 4pm


312 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Admission Fees

Adults: $7
Seniors (62+),
Military, Students: $5
Kids 12 and under: Free
CSM Members: Free

Fully vaccinated people

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you do not need to wear a mask.

Unvaccinated people

If you are not fully vaccinated you need to wear a face covering.