upcoming exhibitions

January 11, 2020 – March 23, 2020

The Mayflower: Story of a Voyage Across Treacherous Waters

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock. The voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history. However, the poorly equipped group of English Puritans who ventured across the Atlantic in the early autumn of 1620 had no sense they would pass into legend. They had eighty casks of butter and two dogs but no cattle for milk, meat, or plowing. They were ill-prepared for the brutal journey and the new land that few of them could comprehend. The Mayflower story did not end with these Pilgrims’ arrival on the coast of New England or their first uncertain years as settlers.

April 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020

Oxnard High School District Juried Exhibition

Continuing a tradition that is now in its 29th year, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is proud to celebrate its long history hosting the Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibition. Celebrate the creative talent on display, original works in all media—from painting and drawing to photography and 3-D sculpture.

May 14, 2020 – July 27, 2020

Shore Lore: How Prohibition Changed Ventura County

August 13, 2020 – October 19, 2020

Fragile Waters: Predator or Prey

November 1, 2020 – December 20, 2020


The Water/Ways exhibition dives into water – an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.