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Camarillo
WFVZ Egg Collections   (Ends: 12/29/17) 
 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: 12/30/17) 
 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: 12/31/17) 
 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: 12/31/17) 
 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: 6/3/18) 
 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: 12/31/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
Water Wise Home Garden   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 




Topiary Garden   (Ends: 12/30/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
The Story of Santa Barbara   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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
 
Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals   (Ends: 6/1/18) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman published the "Imperial Folio of Quadrupeds."


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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now   (Ends: 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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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
BaseCamp   (Ends: 6/1/18) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and Nature Club House which will receive some enhancements and new exploratory program spaces.


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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Edward Borein Gallery   (Ends: 12/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Edward Borein was one of a handful of early Western artists who was actually born in the West. As a young man he roamed the western states and territories and much of Mexico, working as a cowboy and using his artistic talent to record these experiences. Developing a deep affection for the West, and nurtured by his free lifestyle as a cowboy, he soon became known as a facile and spontaneous recorder of cowboy and Indian life.


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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 




Gleason-Potter Exhibition   (12/1/17 - 3/26/18) 
 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. From ocean bluffs to woodland trails, Gleason and Potter translate natural hues, plays of light, and idyllic scenes into stylized masterpieces with an animated quality. This selection of their work will feature iconic local views – including new paintings of the Garden from two perspectives. FREE with Garden admission. Opening Reception on December 10, 2-4pm.


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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
Reindeer at the Zoo   (Ends: 1/1/18) 
 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
For the first time in its 54-year history, the Santa Barbara Zoo will exhibit reindeer, on view only this holiday season from Wednesday, November 22, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018.


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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
Zoo Open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   (12/24/17 - 12/25/17) 
 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
The Santa Barbara Zoo is open on Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many zoo residents receive holiday enrichment. The Zoo is also open regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and the rest of the holiday season.


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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
Zoo Open New Years Eve and New Years Day   (12/31/17 - 1/1/18) 
 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
The Santa Barbara Zoo is open regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and the rest of the holiday season.


  Exhibit Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
Simi Valley
Air Force One   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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.


  Exhibit Details
  Website
  (805) 522-2977
 
 
Titanic   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 522-2977
 
 
The Oval Office   (Ends: 12/31/17) 
 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.


  Exhibit Details
  Website
  (805) 522-2977
 
 




Solvang
The Student & The Teacher   (Ends: 2/5/18) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson ..... The Wildling has partnered with the Yellowstone Art Museum to bring you a unique exhibition which pairs the modernist Western landscapes of Theodore Waddell (b. 1941) with those of his former teacher Isabelle Johnson (1901 – 1992). Johnson was a second-generation ranch owner in Montana who loved history and art. After travels in Europe and training on the East Coast she brought a modernist sensibility back to Montana and her art. Her influence can be seen in the artwork of Theodore Waddell who trained with her at Eastern Montana College, along with many other artists. Waddell has become renowned .....


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  (805) 688-1082
 
 



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