August 15, 2018 Date

Featured Events

Wonder Wednesdays: Dinosaurs
August 15
What happened to the dinosaurs?  How do trees grow? Why do butterflies have designs on their wings? How many moons does Jupiter have?  Ever wonder about these questi...
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Live Dive
August 23
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Science on Site: The Art of Bug Pinning
August 25
Meet the Museum’s Curator of Entomology, Dr. Matthew Gimmel, and entomologist Sandy Russell, as they demonstrate how dead insects are pinned and prepared for collections...
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Birds of Fall Six Week Field Class
September 6
(6 week class) Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 18, 25 Join Fred Emerson, expert birder, for a six week field course that focuses on birds, their identification,...
9:00 AM–11:00 AM
September 8
Explore a galaxy far, far away at the 8th annual Astrovaganza celebration! Daytime activitiesFree with paid Museum admission10:00 AM-4:00 PMDiscover the amazing world of astr...
10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Star Party
September 8
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a tour of the night sky. Use our telescopes, including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the observatory, to get a cl...
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Member Appreciation Breakfast
September 9
Members are invited to attend our annual Member Appreciation Breakfast before the Museum opens to the public. Enjoy a pancake breakfast prepared by the Kiwanis Club of Sa...
9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Docent Open House
September 10
Do you have a passion for learning, science, and nature? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with child and adult visitors at the Museum? Are you looking for lifelong lear...
9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Geology Field Class: Our Geologic Environment
September 15
(6 week class) Saturdays, September 15–October 27*  Join Dr. Sabina Thomas for an interactive course that introduces students to the fundamentals of geology and how...
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Mission Creek Legacy Society Dinner
September 17
The Mission Creek Legacy Society Annual Dinner recognizes donors who have remembered the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in their will, trust, or estate plan. Leaving...
5:30 PM–7:30 PM