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Cocktails with a Curator: A Discovery of Mammoth Proportions
Thursday April 20
5:30-7:30 PM

In 2014, the skull of a mammoth was discovered on Santa Rosa Island. These rare skeletal remains sat below the earth's surface for 13,000 years before they were discovered and brought to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Scientists believe this fossil could be one of the most intact mammoth skulls to ever be excavated. Join us as we dig deeper into the mystery of fossils and the Santa Rosa Island mammoth.

  • What makes this discovery so rare?
  • How does it change what we know about the origin and evolution of mammoths on the islands?
  • What new tools and techniques are scientists using to gain important information on the mammoths evolution on the islands.

Guest will enjoy specialty cocktails, appetizers and make their own 'Mammoth,' discovery.

Participating Curators:

  • Paul Collins, M.S. Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Don Morris, Retired Archaeologist for Channel Islands National Park
  • Jenna Rolle, M.S. Geosciences Specialist

Open to all Museum Members.
Ticket Price: $35
FREE for Naturalist Level ($150) and above Members.

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