Lectures & Workshops

You don't need to be a student to take your education higher in Santa Barbara. Cater to your curiosity with one of these lectures and workshops.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014


Impressions in Ink - Presentation and Reception

Impressions In Ink - Presentation & Artist Reception April 24 at 5:30 p.m. $20 Members/ $30 Guests We invite you to explore our current exhibition, Impressions In Ink, with a lecture and etching demonstration by Western artist Bob Coronato.

Sessions: Radical Museums with Nina Simon

Museum consultant and author, Nina Simon, leads a discussion about how cultural institutions can reconnect with the public and demonstrate their value and relevance in contemporary life and how museums can experiment with audience participation while still upholding traditional models.

Bee Cell: A Video Environment
  • April 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The Bee Cell invites Museum visitors to immerse themselves in a proxy bee hive where scale and viewpoint are altered for a new perspective on bees and our relationships to them. 

Culture 101 Spring Promotion
  • April 24, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: All around The American Riviera®
  • Phone: 805-966-9222

Experience Santa Barbara's culture & discover the area's untold treasures. Get your hands dirty and become a Zoo Keeper for a day, illuminate your imagination with world premier art exhibits, or walk  your way through original tours, and much more! Check website for specific events.

Kids' Space Adventure
  • April 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 1PM-130PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History- Gladwin Planetarium
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kids Space Adventure is an interactive place where children can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more! 

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection
  • April 24, 2014
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The latest series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904-05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Sharks...Bite Size
  • April 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Address: 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2526
  • Venue: Ty Warner Sea Center

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Friday Apr 25, 2014


"The Lost Eagle: The untold story of the legionary eagle on Rome's most famous statue"

The Prima Porta Augustus is the most famous and recognized marble statue from the Roman Empire, and a potent symbol of the triumph of the West over the East. The lecture is by Dr. Bridget Buxton of the University of Rhode Island and sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America. 

Bee Cell: A Video Environment
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The Bee Cell invites Museum visitors to immerse themselves in a proxy bee hive where scale and viewpoint are altered for a new perspective on bees and our relationships to them. 

Culture 101 Spring Promotion
  • April 25, 2014 - May 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: All around The American Riviera®
  • Phone: 805-966-9222

Experience Santa Barbara's culture & discover the area's untold treasures. Get your hands dirty and become a Zoo Keeper for a day, illuminate your imagination with world premier art exhibits, or walk  your way through original tours, and much more! Check website for specific events.

Kids' Space Adventure
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 1PM-130PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History- Gladwin Planetarium
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kids Space Adventure is an interactive place where children can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more! 

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection
  • April 25, 2014
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The latest series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904-05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Sharks...Bite Size
  • April 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Address: 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2526
  • Venue: Ty Warner Sea Center

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Saturday Apr 26, 2014


Earth Day Celebration at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • April 26, 2014
  • Times: 11AM-3PM
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-6310
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

As part of Earth Day, Zoo guests fund out how to help make the world a better place for both animals and for humans, and enjoy interactive eco-friendly activities. 

Market Forays - Cooking Class
  • April 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8AM-3:30PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Phone: 805-259-7229

The perfect foodie day. Hands-on cooking classes for small groups begin with a guided shopping tour of the Fishermen's and Farmers Market. Recipes are fresh, seasonal, and suited to home chefs. A shared meal paired with wines follows the class. All levels welcome.

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Sea Cave Kayak

Kayak and Snorkel Channel Islands National Park

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FlySBA.com

To anywhere in the world, Santa Barbara Airport!

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Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a cruise, accommodations for 2 & bottle of chardonnay

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Refresh & Renew

Welcome Back to the Newly Renovated Fess Parker Resort!

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Amgen: May 15

Catch the Action - Amgen Tour of CA returns to SB on May 15!


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