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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world. Lectures and films provide opportunities to experience new ideas, develop new 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.

Exploring Farming, Foraging, and
Daily Life in the Moche World

Lecture by Dana Bardolph, UCSB
Monday, April 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Farrand Hall

Analysis of data from recent excavations reveals how shifts in ancient agricultural strategies influenced the development of political complexity in the Moche world.

Information: Call Tacy Kennedy at 805-682-4711 ext. 141 or

TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean 
An enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 
7:00-8:30 PM 
Farrand Hall at the Museum

Join writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White, the author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, as he takes readers across the globe on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide. Jonathan will highlight excerpts and stories from his travels ranging from discussions on tides with French monks to Arctic Inuit elders historical perspective on tidal spirits and the threats of rising sea level.

Buy Tickets $10 Members; $12 non-members 
Information: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or



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