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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

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

Dr. Taylor will take listeners on a journey into the secret sex lives of rattlesnakes, explaining how recent technology has allowed scientists to peer into the otherwise hidden world of how snakes meet up, hook up, and make babies. She'll discuss her lab's research on hormones and reproduction in rattlesnakes, but also vignettes from other scientists including how male rattlesnake fight and woo females, how mothers care for their babies, and even how females can give birth without needing mates. Admission is free. 


For more information please contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

The 2017 Summer Line Up:

Monday, May 8: Climate Odyssey

Hydrologist Dr. Zion Klos and Artist Lucy Holtsnider share their 3,500 mile journey to communicate climate change concepts through art, science, and sail. Photo collage by Lucy Holtsnider.









Monday, June 12: Rapid Growth in Genetically Modified Salmon

 Investigating different mechanisms of growth in genetically modified salmon with  Dwight Causey, PhD Candidate, University of Aberdeen.




Monday, July 10: Earth in Context: Why Us?

 Are the circumstances that led to life on Earth unique to our planet? Josh Garber, UCSB  PhD candidate examines Earth, rocky planets, and exoplanets in our quest for  extraterrestrial life.






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



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