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Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.

We meet at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Science Pub is open to all and admission is free. No reservations, so please arrive early ~5:30PM for a seat and to order food and drink. Dargan's is located at 18 E. Ortega Street. Some street parking is available, and Lot#10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan's (first 75 minutes free).

Questions: Call 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

2017 Science Pubs Occur on the Second Monday of Every Month

Science Pub: Basket Cases
- An investigative look into American Indian Basketry

Monday, March 13

Featuring Dr. Jan Timbrook, Curator of Ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Curator of Ethnography Dr. Jan Timbrook has curated a beautiful and informative exhibit of nearly two hundred historic and contemporary Native American baskets from the Museum’s extensive collection. Native weavers have met essential human needs – from getting and cooking food, to storing valuables and carrying babies, to social life and artistic expression – through basketry made with a dazzling variety of materials, techniques, and designs. Join Dr. Timbrook for a lecture of how she curates this fascinating exhibit of California history. Admission is free.

Information: or 805-682-4711 ext. 170.


Monday, April 10: Secret Sex Lives of Rattlesnakes

Insights into the reproductive physiology of rattlesnakes.
Dr. Emily Taylor, Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo




Special thanks to Chris Coulter and HiFi Club for supporting Science Pub.



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