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  • 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 [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected].

  • 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.

  • Science Pub: The Adventure of a Lifetime - Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus
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    Science Pub: The Adventure of a Lifetime - Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus

    Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature at our monthly Science Pub. 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.

  • “Drought, Fire, and Flood: Climate Change and Our New Normal” Town Hall Community Meeting
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    “Drought, Fire, and Flood: Climate Change and Our New Normal” Town Hall Community Meeting

    There is no question that the frequency and ferocity of severe weather phenomena experienced globally, nationally, and most recently locally, are the result of increasingly rapid climate change. Worse, as global warming continues to progress, the events we are seeing and experiencing now represent only the beginning stages of a new normal that will increasingly worsen in the coming years and decades.

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

    The Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival™ takes place along the shaded banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Swirl, sip, and savor tastings from 50 premier Central Coast Wineries, complemented by savory and sweet bites from more than 30 top local food purveyors.
    100% of the net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs for all ages.
    Event Category & Type: Festival - Wine Tasting (Festivals & Parades)

  • Science Pub: White Abalone Captive Breeding
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    Science Pub: White Abalone Captive Breeding

    Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center Aquarist, Thomas Wilson as he discusses the history and current state of the White Abalone fishery, and the efforts of a group of California institutions to restore these animals to their former population density.

    Information: [email protected] or 805-682-4711 ext. 170

  • Art Inspired by... Botanicals!
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    Art Inspired by... Botanicals!

    Art Inspired by... is where science meets craft workshops. Join us for a DIY workshop creating botanical block printed tote-bags. Learn about our local plant life that inspired the craft and then make your own block printed masterpiece with guidance from local artist Christine Brand from Nature + Pigment. Price includes all materials needed, you even get to keep some of the tools.

    $35 for Members, $40 for non-members.

    Pre-registration required. Register online at sbnature.org. Limited spots available.

  • Field Trip: Hiking Red Rock Mines
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    Field Trip: Hiking Red Rock Mines

    Join Geologist Susie Bartz on a field trip to Red Rock which follows the Santa Ynez River. Explore the old Los Prietos/Juniper mercury mining area through narrow valleys as Bartz teaches about how California's fault lines formed the cinnabar, a hydrothermally enriched "red rock" ore of mercury.

  • Underwater Parks Day
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    Underwater Parks Day

    Celebrate Marine Protected Areas which are “underwater parks” that preserve the biodiversity and abundance of ocean life in our coastal waters.

    • Dive into the world of marine science with interactive activities and crafts
    • Go on an aquatic quest, solve a riddle and win a prize
    • Experience marine entanglement and analyze impacts of marine debris
    • Connect with marine conservation specialists to learn more about the SB Channel

  • Experience the Eclipse 2017
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    Experience the Eclipse 2017

    A collaborative celebration of the Total Solar Eclipse with Las Cumbres Observatory, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

    View the Eclipse live from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Palmer Observatory.

    9:00AM -11:45AM at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

    Free with paid Museum admission.

    For more local eclipse event information visit sbnature.org.

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