Free Winter Family Day at the Wildling Museum
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce the winter edition of its popular free Family Day event,
which returns on Sunday, February 12, 2023, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The now twice-yearly event invites visitors to bring the
whole family and enjoy free museum admission during event hours, along with a day of art and nature-inspired
The winter lineup of events will include a live owl meet-and-greet by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky,
a wildlife education program featuring rescued birds of prey. For their 11 a.m. presentation at the Wildling’s Free
Family Day, visitors will have the chance to meet Puku the Western Screech-owl and Athena the Barn Owl and learn
more about the native raptors in our region.
Later in the afternoon, attendees can look forward to an opossum presentation at 1:30 p.m. by Santa Ynez Valley
opossum rehabilitator Dawn Summerlin, who will be bringing along a rescued opossum and teaching visitors about
these environmentally beneficial marsupials.
Also available will be art activities inspired by Artist-in-Residence Kerrie Smith’s Portals & Pathways installation, and
hands-on activities for all ages.
Winter Family Day Event Schedule - Doors Open at 11 a.m.
N E W S R E L E A S
The Wildling Museum
1511-B Mission Drive | Solvang, CA 93463 | 805.688.1082 | www.wildlingmuseum.org
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Live Owl Meet-and-Greet with Eyes in the Sky.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Art Activities inspired by Artist-in-Residence Kerrie Smith’s Portals & Pathways installation.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Opossum Presentation and Meet-and-Greet by Dawn Summerlin, Opossum Rescuer.
Guests will also have the chance to explore museum exhibitions Wildlife on the Edge: Hilary Baker and Dunes: Visions of
Sand, Light & Shadow.
“We are so delighted to offer our first winter Family Day. Thanks to support from the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation,
this is an entirely free day for all,” says Stacey Otte-Demangate, Wildling Museum Executive Director. “We hope local
families take this opportunity to explore our exhibitions and enjoy learning about some of our local wildlife.”
For more information, visit: www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2023-winter-family-day. Questions? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 688-1082.
Grateful thanks to event sponsors, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation.