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  • Halloween Museum Mysteries
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    Halloween Museum Mysteries

    Fri, Oct 23–Sun, Oct 25 Museum Mysteries: Max is Missing!
    Fri, Oct 30–Sun, Nov 1 Museum Mysteries: The Hidden Fossil

  • Ralph Waterhouse, detail of “Evening Glow, Spring at Douglas Preserve,” oil, 36 x 26 inches.
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    SB Museum of Natural History Hosts Virtual Art Show Fundraiser

    From Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 11, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host an online art show and sale featuring over 70 unique contemporary pieces from 14 local celebrated artists. The artists have generously agreed to donate 50–100% of sales to support Museum programs and exhibits.

    Artists include Ralph Waterhouse, Steve Curry, Rick Garcia, Ray Hunter, Nina Warner, Ann Sanders, Ellie Freudenstein, Craig Nelson, Thomas Van Stein, Ann Shelton Beth, Nancy Davidson, Camille Dellar, Derek Harrison, and Wyllis Heaton.

  • The Artist's Table Virtual Art Show & Sale
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    The Artist's Table Virtual Art Show & Sale

  • The Natural History of Wine and Spirits: Geology and Grassini
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    The Natural History of Wine and Spirits: Geology and Grassini

    Purchase tickets at https://www.mysbnature.org/event-detail/wine-spirits-geology-and-grassini-2020-10-10/

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    Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®

    The region's premier wine and food festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 26, 2021.

    Guests will sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's oak woodland along Mission Creek. All net proceeds from the festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs.

    For more details, visit sbnature.org/winefestival

    Presenting Sponsors: Frank Schipper Construction Company

  • Volunteering in the Butterfly Pavilion
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    Postponed - Volunteer Fair

    Due to Governor Newsom’s declaration that large gatherings in California should be canceled through the end of March, we have decided to postpone this event. We will announce a new date once it’s confirmed. Thank you for your understanding.

    Help the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center connect people to nature for the betterment of both! They have volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and interests.

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    Postponed - Stuffed Film Screening

    Due to Governor Newsom’s declaration that large gatherings in California should be canceled through the end of March, we have decided to postpone this event. We will announce a new date once it’s confirmed. Thank you for your understanding. Ticket holders will be offered a refund or to transfer their ticket to the rescheduled date.

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    Science Pub: Sticky When Wet - Underwater Superglue from Marine Mussels

    It’s hard to get things to stick when it’s wet. Nevertheless, many sea creatures secrete robust glues that work underwater. UCSB Ph.D. candidate George Degen will share his research studying the way marine mussels stick to surfaces, which should guide the design of new medical adhesives for use in the human body. Join the fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature at SBMNH's Science Pub series at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Free admission.

  • Science Pub: Libraries of Life – The Importance of Natural History Collections
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    Science Pub: Libraries of Life – The Importance of Natural History Collections

    Jars and drawers filled with once living things may seem odd at first glance, but these specimens are representatives of the history of life on Earth. Beyond the dioramas and exhibits of natural history museums lies the world of natural history collections, often unknown to the general public. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collection Manager Vanessa Delnavaz, M.A., will shed light on these biological collections that help us understand the biodiversity of life, and explain why our knowledge of it is so critical.

  • Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow
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    Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

    UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, the Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, and the Santa Barbara Foundation invite the public to a free community conversation in the Museum’s Fleischmann Auditorium on Sunday, January 26 from 3:00–5:00 PM to hear from local experts and discuss the impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow two years later.
     
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    Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

    Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

    Two years since the catastrophic incidents in Santa Barbara County, their effects continue to be felt. In addition to the terrible direct impacts of these events on our community, ash from the fire and mud relocated to beaches also affected the health of the Santa Barbara coast and channel.

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    Three Billion Birds Lost: Free Talk with Kenneth Rosenberg

    A seminal study recently published in the journal Science documents the staggering loss of 1 in 4 North American birds since 1970. Dr. Rosenberg will discuss the analysis that led to this sobering conclusion, what the loss of common birds signals about the health of our environment, and what we can do to reverse these trends and restore bird populations.

  • Garibaldi
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    Underwater Parks Day Festival at the Sea Center

    Underwater Parks Day at the Sea Center is an annual festival celebrating marine protected areas: the underwater parks that preserve the biodiversity and abundance of ocean life. Find out why underwater parks matter and meet local experts in ocean conservation as you participate in fun, family-friendly ocean-themed activities. Free admission. Sponsored in part by the Associated Students Coastal Fund at UC Santa Barbara and NSF Grant OCE-1851194, EF-1921367 1921367.

  • Book titled SHARK! SHARK!
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    Museum Library Annual Book Sale

    Calling all bibliophiles!
    Birds, flowers, shells, trees
    History, culture, mammals, bees
    Snakes, lizards, whales, fish
    Minerals, planets...what’s your wish?
    Come find it at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History December 6–8, during the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace.
    Free admission and parking.
    Friday, December 6: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
    Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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    Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

    The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is where the savviest treasure-seekers find unique, authentic gifts for everyone on their list.
    Carefully selected vendors with imported jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, art, and décor from around the world take over the Museum’s exhibit halls and auditorium for a three-day international marketplace.
    Be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of the proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

  • handcrafted items from around the world
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    VIP Night – Exclusive Shopping Party

    Be one of the first to experience the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace! Join the Museum of Natural History for an exclusive VIP night of delicious wine, appetizers, and desserts while getting first pick of an unparalleled selection of unique, authentic gifts from around the world.
    At one of the Museum’s largest fundraisers, you can be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.
    Limited tickets available:

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    Photos with Santa at the SB Museum of Natural History

    Take a family photo with Santa Claus from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s beautiful Holiday Pavilion. You bring the camera, the Museum will supply the photographer. Friendly and well-behaved pets belonging to Museum & Sea Center Members are welcome for an early hour, from 9:00–10:00 AM. Pets will not be allowed in areas of the Museum outside of the pavilion.
    Photo op included with Museum admission. Members are always free, but must provide proof of membership at entry.

  • Estate and  Legacy Planning Essentials Workshop
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    Estate and Legacy Planning Essentials Workshop

    On Sunday, November 17, from 3:00–5:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Planned Giving Advisory Council will present a free two-hour workshop on the essentials on estate and life planning. Refreshments will be served.
    Expert speakers include estate attorney Sharon Kennedy from Kennedy Estate Management, professional fiduciary Jackie Quinn from Quinn Fiduciary Services, and former institutional trust officer, financial advisor and planned giving professional Denise Stevens.

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    Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

    Día de los Muertos Community Celebration
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

    Learn about the cultural importance of the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos. Enjoy activities over three days including a Monarch Migration Quest, face painting, crafts, altars, and more.

    Saturdays in October
    NOON–2:00 PM: Craft and decor workshops

    Thursday, October 31
    11:00 AM: Ghost Wings storytime in the Museum Library
    NOON: Marigolds and papel picado craft and decorating workshop in the pavilion
    3:00 PM: Día de los Muertos planetarium show

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    Supak’a: Sharing Chumash Culture

    Come join a celebration of Chumash culture and participate in an event that shares the diversity of the Chumash tribes, the rich ongoing traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region, and the cultural preservation efforts of the Chumash communities for future generations.
    Cultural activities include singing, dancing, storytelling, basket weaving demonstrations, crafts, games, and much more!

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