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  • 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: [email protected] 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.

  • Science Pub: Parasitic Worms in a Dark Wet Forest
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    Science Pub: Parasitic Worms in a Dark Wet Forest

    Kelp forests are home to hundreds of animal species, and nearly all of these host parasites. All of these species are intertwined in a complex web, which can only be fully appreciated once you recognize parasites. Meet Dr. Dana Morton from the Ecological Parasitology Lab at University of California Santa Barbara as she shares what she has learned about kelp forests by studying the parasites.

  • California Coastal Cleanup Day
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    California Coastal Cleanup Day

    Be part of the solution to marine pollution, and join us for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest garbage collection event in the world! Support your community, help clean up East Beach, and learn about the effects of marine debris on our oceans. RSVP required, contact Shalina Peterson: [email protected]

  • Docent Open House
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    Docent Open House

    Do you have a passion for learning, science, and nature? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with child and adult visitors at the Museum? Are you looking for lifelong learning opportunities and a way to make new friends? Join us at our Docent Open House!

    Museum docents are a vital part of our community, as they help lead school programs and adult tours during the academic year and beyond. Becoming a docent requires no prior experience, and we offer in-depth training and all of the support and flexibility docents need to succeed.

  • Science on Site: The Art of Bug Pinning
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    Science on Site: The Art of Bug Pinning

    Meet the Museum’s Curator of Entomology, Dr. Matthew Gimmel, and entomologist Sandy Russell, as they demonstrate how dead insects are pinned and prepared for collections.

    Select visitors (age 10+) can also participate by signing up to pin dead beetle or butterfly specimens of their own. Participants get to take home their pinned specimens!

    All are welcome to observe. Space for pinning activity is limited, sign-up occurs on the day of the program outside of Broder Hall and is available on a first-come, first served basis.

    FREE with paid Museum admission.

  • Astrovaganza
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    Astrovaganza

    Explore a galaxy far, far away at the 8th annual Astrovaganza celebration!

    Daytime activities
    Free with paid Museum admission
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Discover the amazing world of astronomy with a variety of family-fun interactives around the Museum, plus free planetarium shows all day!
    NEW Join the 501st Legion, Galactic Academy, and Rebel Legion for a very special opportunity to take photos with some of your favorite galactic characters.

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