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  • 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.

  • Three Billion Birds Lost: Free Talk with Kenneth Rosenberg
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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.

  • Underwater Parks Day Festival at the Sea Center
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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.

  • Museum Library Annual Book Sale
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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

  • Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace
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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.

  • VIP Night – Exclusive Shopping Party
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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:

  • Photos with Santa at the SB Museum of Natural History
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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.

  • Día de los Muertos Community Celebration
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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

  • 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 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!

  • Field Trip: Art Inspired by Wine
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    Field Trip: Art Inspired by Wine

    Join the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a very special art field trip to be inspired by vines and wine at Roblar Winery. Drink up the beauty while learning about viticulture and the winemaking process as you wine taste in the vineyard with wine expert Chris Coleman. Then create a leaf-printed reusable wine bag to take home with guidance from local artist Christine Brand from Nature + Pigment.

    Must be 21+ with valid ID. Tickets: $55 Museum Members, $65 non-members. Price includes all materials needed and wine tasting. Register at sbnature.org/tickets.

  • Adult Swim at the Sea Center
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    Adult Swim at the Sea Center

    Enjoy the Sea Center’s unique hands-on exhibits after the kids have all gone home!

    Bring your friends or a date to get your hands wet touching friendly Swell Sharks, anemones, and sea stars. Go upstairs to be mesmerized by our Moon Jellies, Two-Spot Octopus, and Mantis Shrimp.

    Enjoy breathtaking evening views of Santa Barbara’s coastline over a glass of Deep Sea wine and light nibbles catered by chef Pete Clements (included with admission).

    Must be 21+ with valid ID.

    Tickets: $20 Members, $25 non-members. Visit sbnature.org/tickets to purchase in advance.

  • Adult Swim at the Sea Center
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    Adult Swim at the Sea Center

    Enjoy the Sea Center’s unique hands-on exhibits after the kids have all gone home! Bring your friends or a date to get your hands wet touching friendly Swell Sharks, anemones, and sea stars. Enjoy breathtaking evening views of Santa Barbara’s coastline over a glass of Deep Sea wine and light nibbles (included with admission).

  • 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 [email protected].

  • 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 [email protected]

  • 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.

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