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  • Science on Site: Mayan Glyphs
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    Science on Site: Mayan Glyphs

    Meet Dr. Andrea Medina as she demonstrates how Mayan language is written with glyphs. The Maya developed a syllabic and a logograph writing system. Learn about this language as you carve your own glyph tile to take home. Included in Museum admission. For more information, contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org.

  • Science Pub: Shedding Light on Sea Jelly Eye Evolution
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    Science Pub: Shedding Light on Sea Jelly Eye Evolution

    Animal eyes are some of the most intricate structures produced by evolution. Surprisingly, simple creatures like jellies have eyes that can be as complex as those of humans. Join Natasha Picciani from UCSB as she shares new discoveries on how jellies’ eyes have evolved over time.

    Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food.
    FREE admission.

  • Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
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    Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

    The region's premier wine and food festival returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 29 with another epic lineup of wineries and food purveyors.

  • Darwin Trivia Takeover at Night Lizard
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    Darwin Trivia Takeover at Night Lizard

    Join us at Night Lizard when the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History takes over Trivia Night! Test your Darwin knowledge as we celebrate his 210th birthday with all Darwin-related questions. Winners are eligible for cash, beer, and special prizes.

    Price at the door: $5 per player, limit 6 people per team. Must be 21+ to participate. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SBMNH Education Department.

    Information: contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org

  • Science Pub: The Case of Inattentional Blindness
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    Science Pub: The Case of Inattentional Blindness

    Dr. Mary MacLean, a SAGE Junior Fellow from Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB, will discuss the nature of our visual awareness: specifically, how attention is the key to our awareness, and how without it we can miss what's right in front of our faces.

  • Art Inspired by Flight Workshop
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    Art Inspired by Flight Workshop

    Join us for the Art Inspired by Flight workshop at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History!
    Begin with a bird walk led by expert birding naturalist Guy Tingos, then make your own block-printed feather tea towel with guidance from local artist Christine Brand from Nature + Pigment.
    $40 Members; $45 non-members. Price includes all materials needed.
    Pre-registration required. Limited spots available.
    Visit sbnaturestore.org/Events.aspx to register.

  • Underwater Parks Day Festival
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    Underwater Parks Day Festival

    JANUARY 19, 2019 / 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

    Dive into the world of marine science with interactive activities and crafts during this free event at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. Learn about octopus camouflage and go on an octopus hunt around the Sea Center habitats. Be inspired by local poets and write your own ocean-themed poetry. Connect with marine conservation specialists to learn more about the Santa Barbara Channel.

  • Science Pub: Sundowner Winds in Santa Barbara
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    Science Pub: Sundowner Winds in Santa Barbara

    Sundowner winds intensified all of the major wildfires that affected the Santa Barbara region in recent years. Join Dr. Leila M. V. Carvalho, Professor of Geography at University of California Santa Barbara, as she explains why sundowners occur, how unique they are, and the importance of observations and forecasts to increase resilience to wildfires in our region.

  • Orchid Care Workshop
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    Orchid Care Workshop

    Orchid expert Barbara Schmidt explains smart orchid care in the Museum’s beautifully decorated Holiday Pavilion. Bring your own orchids for their new year check-up and get advice about potential problems and pitfalls. Join us for the whole workshop, or stop by for one of the scheduled demonstrations to brush up on a single skill. Free with paid admission to the Museum.

    11:30 AM Repotting an orchid
    12:30 PM Dividing an orchid
    1:30 PM Mounting an orchid on cork bark

  • Santa in the Holiday Pavilion
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    Santa in the Holiday Pavilion

    Santa has traveled all the way from the North Pole to visit our new Holiday Pavilion and he wants to meet you! Come tell him your Christmas wishes and take a photo to share the memory. Santa will be with us from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM on Saturday, December 15.

    Free with paid admission to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

  • Museum Library's Annual Book Sale
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    Museum Library's Annual Book Sale

    Join us for the Museum Library’s Annual Book Sale. We’re selling books about everything from the birds to the bees, rocks and trees, Native American history and much, much more. All proceeds benefit the Library Acquisitions Fund.
    Book Sale Hours:
    November 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    December 1, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    December 2, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Science Pub: Controlling the Most Dangerous Animal in the World
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    Science Pub: Controlling the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

    Mosquitoes kill more humans every year than any other any other animal, including people. Distinguished Professor Dr. Craig Montell of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology at University of California, Santa Barbara will demonstrate how working on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster provided insights into new strategies for mosquito control that would not otherwise be possible.

  • Science Pub: The Ocean is Boiling: Lessons Learned and Forgotten Since the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
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    Science Pub: The Ocean is Boiling: Lessons Learned and Forgotten Since the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

    Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan's early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food. At Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street. FREE admission.

  • Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace
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    Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

    Shop the world passport-free! The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace is back and better than ever. The savviest treasure-seekers find unique, authentic gifts for everyone on their list, no matter their budget. Carefully selected vendors from around the world with imported jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, art, and décor take over the Museum’s transformed exhibit halls 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.

  • SUPAK'A - Sharing Chumash Culture
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    SUPAK'A - Sharing Chumash Culture

    Come join a celebration of Chumash culture and participate in an event that showcases the diversity of the Chumash tribes, the revitalization efforts of the Chumash communities, and the rich traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region.
    Activities include singing, dancing, storytelling, basket weaving, crafts, games, and much more!
    Free admission.
    Information: dharrell@sbnature2.org or call 805-682-4711 ext. 143

  • Tales & Scales at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf
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    Tales & Scales at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf

    Tales and Scales is the Halloween Sea Center event for all age groups! Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and there will be several activities, including two live video calls from the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a Live Dive at Stearns Wharf, a scavenger hunt, and fish design activities. This event is free with paid admission to the Sea Center.

  • Cocktails with a Curator: Swimming with the Sirenians
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    Cocktails with a Curator: Swimming with the Sirenians

    Join us as we take a close look at the discovery, excavation, and preservation of the first sea cow fossil discovered on the California Channel Islands.

    Hear from the Museum’s Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science Dr. Jonathan Hoffman, as he fills in the story of these ancient inhabitants of the Pacific Coast.

    Savor a taste of the sea with light bites provided by Bluewater Grill and Pete Clements Catering. Enjoy specialty themed cocktails, Brander wine, and a fun adult-craft.

    Ticket Price: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members

  • Science Pub: Trade, Borrow, Steal: How Life Exceeds its Metabolic Potential
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    Science Pub: Trade, Borrow, Steal: How Life Exceeds its Metabolic Potential

    Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan's early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food. At Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street. FREE admission.

  • Butterflies Alive! and Backyard Reopening
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    Butterflies Alive! and Backyard Reopening

    The Museum’s popular seasonal exhibit Butterflies Alive! returns Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 14 in the new Sprague Butterfly Pavilion. The exhibit is open daily from noon to 4:00 PM when the butterflies are most active. Stroll through the Butterfly Pavilion and enjoy our fluttery friends as they float from flower to flower. Then, explore the transformed Museum Backyard and Nature Club House. The Backyard is bigger, better, wetter, more fun and more accessible than ever. Free with paid Museum admission.

  • Santa Barbara Artwalk
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    Santa Barbara Artwalk

    Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23, 2018
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Free with paid Museum admission
    Members and Artist Reception ticket holders are free.

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