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Camarillo
WFVZ Egg Collections   (Ends: 9/29/17) 
 Camarillo Bird Museum - Western Foundation Of Vertebrate Zoology
, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, CA 93012
The WFVZ houses approximately 250,000 sets of eggs (equal to more than 1,000,000 individual eggs), representing at least 4,000 bird species from around the world, and collected from more than 400 individual and institutional collections. The egg collection of the WFVZ is the largest in the world. Take one of our public tours.


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  (805) 388-9944
 
Carpinteria
Proud of Our Past   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil development and asphalt mining; agricultural history; the village of Summerland, and much more. In the museum’s archives a rare collection of historic photographs documents the town’s early businesses, its notable citizens, its beautiful landscapes, and the men and women who developed the farms and labored in .....


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  (805) 684-3112
 
Goleta
The History Education Center   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been designed as an interactive experience, utilizing new technologies, innovations and materials to enhance the visitor experience for all ages.


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  (805) 681-7216
 
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.


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  (805) 964-3540
 
Santa Barbara
Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey   (Ends: 1/6/18) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.


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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
California Condors   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.


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  (805) 962-5339
 
Water Wise Home Garden   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.


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  (805) 682-4726
 
 




Topiary Garden   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).


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  (805) 969-9990
 
 
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit   (Ends: 10/29/17) 
 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara
Palette knife paintings
by Emily Waingrow Falke - Deputy Director & Curator


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  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe.


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  (805) 965-0093
 
The Story of Santa Barbara   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.


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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 
Insecta   (Ends: 9/4/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The beauty and diversity of insects make them compelling subjects for art and illustration.


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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Bugs... Outside the Box   (Ends: 9/10/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs... Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world...without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a light on museum collections, taxonomy, and the power of magnification. Come experience where SCIENCE and ART collide!


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  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now   (9/17/17 - 12/31/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in her minimal, conceptual, and multi-sensorial bodies of work. Sourcing collected and found objects, such as books, light fixtures, antique stools, carpets, mirrors, anonymous portrait paintings, and even flowers, the artist repurposes such materials, subverting their original use and inviting new me .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 




Experience the Eclipse 2017   (8/21/17 - 8/21/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
View the Eclipse live from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Palmer Observatory. Eclipse viewing glasses will be given away while supplies last. 9:00AM -11:45AM at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Free to the Public. This is before Museum Hours, please meet at the Whale Skeleton for directions to the observatory, no ticket needed.


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  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Exhibition Opening – Sacred Art   (9/14/17 - 9/14/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sacred Art in the Age of Contact The new exhibition brings together, for the first time, a diverse body of objects from local collections, from the first decades following the Chumash’s first contact with the Spanish, c. 1769-1824. Together, these materials offer a fuller picture of the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions, and demonstrate the sustained deployment of Chumash visual systems by native artists in early colonial visual culture. Highlighting themes of sacred geography, language, materiality and resistance, Sacred Art investigates the mutually transformative interaction between these t .....


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Lecture: The Persistence of Chumash Visual Culture in the Mission Period   (10/4/17 - 10/4/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
“The Persistence of Chumash Visual Culture in the Mission Period”


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Curatorial Walkthrough with Sacred Art in the Age of Contact Curators Diva Zumaya and Maggie Bell   (10/22/17 - 10/22/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Join curators Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell for a walkthrough of Sacred Art in the Age of Contact. The walkthrough will focus on key objects that highlight the themes that permeate the exhibition: devotion, ritual, materiality and persistence.


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Sacred Art – Chumash Artist Roundtable   (10/22/17 - 10/22/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sacred Art exhibition curators Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell will moderate a conversation between Chumash artists who practice their culture’s traditional arts. Through an engaging discussion on issues of historical authenticity, material selection, and working methods, the artists will elucidate the concerns that face Chumash peoples in their cultural production. While Sacred Art in the Age of Contact also exhibits historical material, the contemporary work of such Chumash artists demonstrates the continuity of their cultural and artistic traditions through the Mission period to the present day.


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Curatorial Walkthrough with Sacred Art in the Age of Contact Co-Curator Diva Zumaya   (11/2/17 - 11/2/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Join co-curator Diva Zumaya for a walkthrough of Sacred Art in the Age of Contact. The walkthrough will focus on key objects that highlight the themes that permeate the exhibition: devotion, ritual, materiality and persistence.


  Exhibit Details
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  (805) 966-1601
 
6 Generations: A Talk and Film Screening with Ernestine de Soto   (11/9/17 - 11/9/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Chumash Elder Ernestine de Soto will give introductory remarks before a screening of 6 Generations, a documentary film about her family history. In 6 Generations, Ernestine de Soto embodies six generations of history, as she gives voice to the experiences of her female ancestors, dating back to the moment of first contact, through Missionization, Revolt, and beyond. The film also recounts the story of Ernestine’s mother, Mary Yee, the last native speaker of the Chumashan Barbareño language, and her work to preserve the language with linguist John P. Harrington, which Ernestine has continued with Dr. John Johnson at the Santa Barbara Museum of .....


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  (805) 966-1601
 




6 Generations: A Talk and Film Screening with Ernestine de Soto   (11/15/17 - 11/15/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Chumash Elder Ernestine de Soto will give introductory remarks before a screening of 6 Generations, a documentary film about her family history. In 6 Generations, Ernestine de Soto embodies six generations of history, as she gives voice to the experiences of her female ancestors, dating back to the moment of first contact, through Missionization, Revolt, and beyond. The film also recounts the story of Ernestine’s mother, Mary Yee, the last native speaker of the Chumashan Barbareño language, and her work to preserve the language with linguist John P. Harrington, which Ernestine has continued with Dr. John Johnson at the Santa Barbara Museum of .....


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Simi Valley
Air Force One   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Ronald Reagan accomplished many great things while in office - and he did so far outside the Oval Office. President Reagan’s vision of face–to–face diplomacy was paramount in his achievements in promoting peace and democracy around the globe. When you visit the Reagan Library, you will step aboard this same Air Force One that flew President Reagan over 660,000 miles – to 26 foreign countries and 46 U.S. states – and you will learn how he changed the face of global diplomacy. Tickets may be purchased in advance to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Click here to learn more.


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  (805) 522-2977
 
 
Titanic   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Titanic at the Reagan Library is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. Artifacts from passengers, dispersed over time, will be reunited in this exhibit for the first time in over 100 years.


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  (805) 522-2977
 
 
The Oval Office   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
On an early October morning in 1909, President William Howard Taft became the first President to walk into the Oval Office, located in the center of the south side of the West Wing. In 1934, during the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the Oval Office was moved to its current location within the West Wing – in the southeast corner, overlooking the Rose Garden.


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  (805) 522-2977
 
 
Solvang
Animals A to Z   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent many different mediums. Curated from private collections, artists, and even from animals themselves, Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate designed the exhibition to engage viewers with familiar species and discover some that are more obscure. Artworks featuring endangered species will have a sp .....


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  (805) 688-1082
 
 
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County   (Ends: 10/23/17) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, those who call it home, the threats they face, and their individuality. As a complement to the oak habitat mural by John Iwerks, the adult competition is on view in the second floor gallery and the junior competition is featured in the Barbara Goodall Education Center. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3r .....


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  (805) 688-1082
 
 



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