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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


Perceiving in a Net: Serotonin, Randomness, and this Planet’s Brains

Monday, September 11

Consciousness is trapped in an ancient fiber meshwork that we see but don’t understand. Join UCSB Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Dr. Skirmantas Janusonis, for a discussion about new findings and why serotonin can change the way we perceive the brain itself. 

Admission is free. 

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



Bug Appetit'

 Monday, October 9

Insects will play a huge role in addressing future food insecurity challenges. Join Aly Moore, Entomophagist, on a unique and thrilling journey into the world of edible insects that will open your mind and stomach. 


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



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