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  • 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: speterson@sbnature2.org

  • 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.

  • Science Pub: Geology and Viticulture
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    Science Pub: Geology and Viticulture

    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.

  • Science Pub: Soft Robotics
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    Science Pub: Soft Robotics

    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.

  • Science on Site: Scanning Electron Microscope
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    Science on Site: Scanning Electron Microscope

    Using the power of focused electron beams, Dr. Daniel Geiger is able to showcase magnified images of insects, shells and more with his magnificent Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)! Join Dr. Geiger for a demonstration of the SEM and learn how it works. Space is limited, sign-up in the Courtyard on Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30AM. Must be 10 years or older.

    Free with paid Museum admission.

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

  • Live Dive at the Sea Center
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    Live Dive at the Sea Center

    Become immersed in the world below the ocean's surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and beyond.

    FREE public program.

  • The Art of Natural History
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    The Art of Natural History

    See how artists and scientists viewed the natural world spanning 300 years in this summer exhibit highlighting historic prints from the Museum’s art collection.

  • Live Dive at the Sea Center
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    Live Dive at the Sea Center

    Become immersed in the world below the ocean's surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and beyond.

    FREE public program.

  • Science Pub: Discovering the Children & Nature Network
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    Science Pub: Discovering the Children & Nature Network

    Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods” coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to describe how human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors. Fortunately, individuals and organizations across the globe are working to remedy this issue through the international Children and Nature Network, a movement focused on connecting all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas and broad-based collaborations.

  • World Oceans Day Festival
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    World Oceans Day Festival

    The Sea Center, in collaboration with UC Santa Barbara, will celebrate World Oceans Day by offering FREE admission.

    The World Oceans Day theme for 2018 focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

  • Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Jalama Beach
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    Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Jalama Beach

    Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, Dr. Jonathan Hoffman, on a search for the fossils of gastropods, bivalves, fish, birds, and marine mammals from the late Miocene to early Pliocene epochs (~4 to 6 million years old) at Jalama Beach.

    Pre-registration required.
    Members $48; non-members $53
    Price includes one State Beach Day Pass per vehicle. Participants meet at Jalama Beach, Lompoc.

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

  • Science on Site: Mars InSight Mission Roadshow
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    Science on Site: Mars InSight Mission Roadshow

    NASA's InSight mission will be the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast, set for May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

    In preparation for its May launch, the Mars InSight Roadshow is bringing family-friendly science activities to communities throughout California, making comparisons between earthquakes and the marsquakes that InSight will try to detect.

    Stop by the Museum's Space Lab for the following activities:

  • Art Inspired by…History
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    Art Inspired by…History

    Art Inspired by... is a series of hands-on workshops for adults where science meets arts and crafts. Join us for the second Art Inspired by… workshop focused on creating succulent wall planters made from historic Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Spanish roof tiles. Learn about the Museum’s history and architecture on a walking tour that inspired the craft with Museum Librarian and Historian, Terri Sheridan, and then make your own Spanish tile succulent wall planter.

    $40 Members; $45 non-members

  • National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs
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    National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs

    This exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, to Michael “Nick” Nichols’s iconic photograph of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee, to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition features 50 of the magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its almost 130-year history.

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