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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of classes and workshops, which provide opportunities to experience nature first hand, develop new observational skills, meet active adults with similar interests, and learn from experts.

For more specific information about upcoming classes and workshops, please visit our Calendar page.

A Sip, a Stroke, a Bird of Prey - A Special Evening of Art and Wine
Thursday, November 17                   
6:30-9:00 PM
John & Peggy Maximus Gallery

Sip wine from The Brander Vineyard paired with chocolates while an art instructor from The Painted Cabernet guides you step-by-step through the creation of your own Audubon masterpiece.  Find your artistic inspiration on a private tour of the Maximus Gallery exhibit, The Whole Flock: Birds of Prey, with Curator, Linda Miller. 

Fun for adults (age 21+) from first-time painters to experienced artists.

$65 Members; $75 non-members.  Price includes one glass of wine and chocolates.

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Additional wine will be for sale at the event.

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

2016 Autumn Birds of Santa Barbara Field Classes

Mondays with Fred Emerson
September 12-October 31
Mondays 9:00-11:00 AM


Join our naturalist and expert birder Fred Emerson to study and observe spring bird life at local creeks, sloughs, beaches, and woodland. This class will emphasize plant and bird relationships.

Thursdays with Guy Tingos

September 22-November 10
Thursdays 8:30-10:30 AM

Discover the fall birds of Santa Barbara with Birder Guy Tingos. This birding class will view bird life in riparian, oakwoodland and beach ecosystems.



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