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 17, 2014


Galapagos Islands: How a Finch, A Tortoise, and Charles Darwin Changed the Course of Modern Science
  • April 17, 2014
  • Times: 5:45-7:15PM
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-6310
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoo Director Nancy McToldridge explores the Galapagos Islands through photographs, stories and history. When Charles Darwin visited the archipelago as the HMS Beagle's naturalist, he uncovered secret clues to natural selection, and wrote about the natural wonders of this unique ecosystem that still holds the fascination of mankind. 

Sustainable Seafood Dinner and Lecture with UCSB and Wine Cask
  • April 17, 2014
  • Address: 813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-9463
  • Venue: Wine Cask

UCSB Professor Peter Alagona will shed light on the sustainability of seafood through several engaging multimedia presentations while diners embark on a one-of-a-kind, five-course seafood dinner, almost completely from local, renewable sources. 

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Billy Collins & Aimee Mann
  • April 17, 2014
  • Times: 8PM
  • Location: Campbell Hall
  • Address: University of California, Bldg. 402, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030
  • Phone: 805-893-3535
  • Venue: UCSB Arts & Lectures

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Oscar-nominated songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry and music, celebrating the marvels of their companionable crafts. 

Bee Cell: A Video Environment
  • April 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 18, 2014


"Stonehenge: Exploring a Prehistoric Mystery"
  • April 18, 2014
  • Times: 4PM
  • Location: UCSB Theatre and Dance Building
  • Address: 552 University Road, UCSB Campus, CA 93106
  • Phone: 805-893-2004

Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of world prehistory but is now beginning to give up some of its secrets. In the last 10 years, an archaeological team led by Mike Parker Pearson has unearthed a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle, the people who constructed it, and the camp where they lived. Dr. Mike Parker Pearson is Professor of British Later Prehistory at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. 

Keck Telescope Viewing
  • April 18, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Location: Westmont College
  • Address: 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-565-6272

Westmont's powerful Keck Telescope will focus in a planetary nebula known as the Blue Snowball (NGC 7662) during the monthly viewing of the stars. The best viewing occurs later in the evening. check Westmont website to see if viewing has been cancelled due to overcast weather.  

Soulmerging: Path of Healing with Dr. Frank Stainetti
  • April 18, 2014
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Address: 17 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-564-3573
  • Venue: Paradise Found

Join us for a powerful and satisfying story about one man’s experience and triumph over childhood abuse, his awakening, and the day he entered the light of heaven. You will feel the divine energy flow through you!

Bee Cell: A Video Environment
  • April 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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. 

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