Get into the holiday spirit in Santa Barbara

Staff Report Festival season is year-round in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, but the holiday season includes additional cheer, merriment and the Parade of Lights along the waterfront. Held Dec. 10, this annual event is one of the season’s stand-outs, drawing hundreds of families to watch as 20 to 30 brightly decorated boats parade around the Santa Barbara harbor to the […]

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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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Snow leopards’ friendship is special

Staff Report 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. “My favorite animal is the snow leopard. Can you tell me about yours?” — Lauren, age 7 We have two snow leopards, Everett […]

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SB area full of seasonal activities

SB area full of seasonal activities Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch – It’s an authentic agricultural experience for the whole family with farm animals, tractors and farm equipment, and the famous corn maze (3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday’ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) at 308 S. Walnut Lane in Goleta. Lane Farms also operates a large produce stand, hosts school classes and gives information […]

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Ask the Zookeeper – October

If you’re lucky, you’ll see a ‘flamingle’ at the zoo 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.  “Tell me about the flamingos that walk around the zoo.”  — Katie, age 9 Visitors […]

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Ask the Zookeeper – September 2017

Ask the Zookeeper Children are welcome to ask questions about animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo by posting to our Facebook page (facebook.com/santabarbarafamilylife). If yours is published, you and your family get free tickets to the Zoo. “Are Amur leopards really the most endangered big cats on the planet?” – Rodney, 11 years old Sadly, the answer is “yes.” The […]

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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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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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