Free Winter Family Day at the Wildling Museum

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Free Winter Family Day at the Wildling Museum
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Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 11:00

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.
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The Wildling Museum

1511-B Mission Drive | Solvang, CA 93463 | 805.688.1082 |

 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: Questions? Email or call (805) 688-1082.
Grateful thanks to event sponsors, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation.

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