The Museum of Natural History Store a Shopping Destination this Holiday Season

Staff Report The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace has become a popular annual tradition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and while it will not be making its typical stop at the Museum’s campus in 2017, there will still be a collection of selected ‘Tribal Arts’ gift items available for purchase in the Museum Store this holiday season. […]

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November Santa Barbara Family Life Events Calendar

November SBFLM Events Calendar 7 IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo – Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,”. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information. 8 – SBCC Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life – […]

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Four Central Coast Tribes Come Together to Host “Supak’a: Sharing Chumash Culture” at the SB Museum of Natural History

Four local Chumash tribes will come together to host a day of traditional Chumash activities and educational opportunities for their communities and the public to enjoy on Saturday Nov. 11 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This event serves to celebrate Chumash culture, showcase the revitalization efforts of Chumash communities and the rich traditions of the indigenous peoples […]

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Geologist Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Geologist Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Staff Report Jonathan Hoffman has joined the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Department as the new Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, where he will curate and build the museum’s geology and paleontology collections at its Mission Creek campus. Hoffman grew up in Phoenix and completed his Ph.D. in geology […]

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5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants

5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants Staff report Five local nonprofit groups have received some $70,000 in grants from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation. The recipients are the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County; Alzheimer’s Association, Santa Barbara chapter; Montecito Village Fourth of July Celebration; and Young America’s Foundation, […]

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Events Calendar August 1 – September 4

Ventura County Fair begins The Ventura County fair runs from Aug. 2-13 at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Complete information and tickets are available at www.venturacountyfair.org, but here are the entertainment highlights. Aug. 2 – Motorsports Aug. 3 – Smash Mouth at 7:30 p.m.; Sugar Ray at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 – Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 […]

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Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year

Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year Staff Report The Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival’s 30th anniversary is just around the corner, and hundreds of vintners and restaurants are among the vendors participating this year. The annual event in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s backyard has become one of the museum’s largest fundraisers, and this year its name […]

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Santa Barbara May Events Calendar

May Events Calendar If you are interested in placing events please email news@santabarbarafamilylife.com for more information! 2 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile – 7 p.m. The Granada Theatre – Tickets range from $29 to $154. Log onto https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=3505 for more information. 3 David Sedaris – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – Tickets range from $22 – $28. Join Sedaris […]

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