Valentine’s Date ideas to help romance blossom

Staff Report With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people typically search for activities that will make the celebration special, whether they’re in a long-term relationship or contemplating a first date. Lisa Amador of Santa Barbara Matchmaking offers this list of ideas to keep a romance going or to help it blossom. Outdoor and Nature Dates – Stand-Up Paddle Boats: The […]

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Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

Staff Report Local art lovers have an opportunity to get wild at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the next few months. More than 30 rare and beautifully hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals by famous artist and naturalist John James Audubon are on display at the museum’s John and Peggy Maximus Gallery. The special “Wild Things” exhibit […]

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Sea Center Offers Free Admission for Underwater Parks Day Festival

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center located on Stearns Wharf is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival this Saturday, January 20th as a gift to the community following the Thomas Fire and mudslides in Montecito. In partnership with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, the Underwater Parks Day Festival celebrates Marine […]

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Santa Barbara January Events Calendar

7 Marymount Open House – 1 – 2:30 p.m. 2130 Mission Ridge Road – Junior kindergarten through fifth grade with classroom visits and presentation as well as 6th- 8th grade programs. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome. Log onto www.marymountsb.org for more info.   11 BJ Miller in conversation with Pico Iyer – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at UCSB Campbell […]

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SB Museum of Natural History Sea Center opens Tuesday with free admission through Dec. 24

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is reopening Tuesday, Dec. 19 after being closed for several days due to the Thomas Fire. They also announced that they are offering free admission through Sunday, Dec. 24 for those who want to visit. “We have cleaned the Sea Center top-to-bottom and will have air purifiers running full blast to […]

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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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