Ask the Zookeeper

FYI Does your child have a question about an animal at the Santa Barbara Zoo? Post questions on our Facebook page (facebook.com/santabarbarafamilylife). If yours is published, you and your family get free tickets to the zoo.  Ask the Zookeeper New gibbon Jari is adjusting to her new home By Heather Senior Mammal Keeper Ashley, age 10, asks us:  “Can you […]

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July Events Calendar

4 Fourth of July Art Show at Old Mission Santa Barbara – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, Food and Music! 4th of July Art Show returns to it’s roots at the Old Mission Santa Barbara! 80+ artists display and sell their beautiful creations. Admission is free and for more info log onto http://www.oldmissionartshow.com/. Fourth of July Celebration – noon […]

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Santa Barbara June Events Calendar

June Events Calendar   8 Whale Whisperer – 7 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – Gray Whale Wisdom founders and Breath of the Whales authors Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn Gorman open a dialogue exploring cetacean science and the connection between humans and whales. Cost is $5/members and $15/non-members. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info. 9 Member Appreciation […]

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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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Summer Camp Guide!

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE Dozens of summer camps offer local children opportunities to have fun while learning. GET CREATIVE! ACTION! Movie Making Camp Learn the basics of movie-making from script-writing to editing techniques. Ages 7-12. July 17-Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $250/week or $225 with cash or check payment. Contact: 284-6114, sbsummerstock@gmail.com or sbsummerstock.com. After-School Languages Summer Camps Students […]

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SB Zoo welcomes budding royalty during enchanting Princess Weekend

Children are invited to don tiaras (and shining armor) to celebrate all-things-princess during Princess Weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11 and 12. Real live princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, along with mermaids, fairies, and other fairytale characters will be present for photos and chat. The enchanting event also features […]

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Ask the Zookeeper

Ask the Zookeeper Does your child have questions about an animal at the Santa Barbara Zoo? Post them on our Facebook page (facebook.com/santabarbarafamilylife). If yours is published, you and your family get a free zoo visit. Why do the elephants get pedicures every day? Is it like a human pedicure? Isabelle, age 7, Monte Vista School It may not look […]

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SB Zoo’s penguin with a shoe is subject of new children’s book, book signings

  Staff Report The Santa Barbara Zoo’s shoe-wearing Humboldt penguin named Lucky is the subject of a new children’s picture book by writer and illustrator Karen B. Winnick. How Lucky Got His Shoe follows the real-life story of Lucky, who hatched at the Zoo in 2010, but had a right foot that did not develop properly. He could not swim or walk well, […]

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