February 22, 2024 Date

Museum Events

Free Astronomy Talk: Where in the Universe?
Friday, March 1
What is the nature of “empty” space? Does time exist? Ponder these questions—and the curious relationship between observer and nature—with renowned astronomer...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Members Only: Spring Family Festival
Saturday, March 9
Celebrate spring with a morning of kid-friendly science fun!
At this drop-in event for Members, participate in educational crafts and activities designed for elementary-school-aged...
9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Star Party
Saturday, March 9
The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.Join Museum Astronomy...
7:30 PM–10:00 PM
Free Admission at the Museum: SoCal Museums Free-For-All
Saturday, March 23
On Saturday, March 23, 2024, more than thirty museums and cultural institutions are participating in the annual SoCal Museums Free-For-All, a celebration of the region’s...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, April 6
The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.Join Museum Astronomy...
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Splendid Plumage Exhibit Opens to Public
Friday, April 26
Feathers are evolutionary marvels: aerodynamic, insulating, and beautiful. Birds of paradise, herons, toucans, and hummingbirds have evolved an amazing diversity of feather form,...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Southern California’s Other Avifauna: Trends, Traits, and Troubles of Our Naturalized Bird Species
Thursday, May 2
Having lived in the “outdoor aviary” of Los Angeles County nearly all his life, Kimball Garrett learned early on that non-native (“exotic”) bird species...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, May 11
The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.Join Museum Astronomy...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, June 8
The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.Join Museum Astronomy...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®
Saturday, June 29
Join us in 2024 to sip and savor over 80 of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM