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Camarillo
WFVZ Egg Collections   (Ends: 6/30/17) 
 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: 6/30/17) 
 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
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale   (Ends: 6/30/17) 
 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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  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
California Condors   (Ends: 6/30/17) 
 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: 6/30/17) 
 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: 6/30/17) 
 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
 
 




Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil   (Ends: 6/11/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
February 12 – May 7, 2017 ..... Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists. Stencil designs were not intended to be viewed as isolated compositions, but as repeated, rhythmic patterns on the fluid surface of cloth. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, the selected stencils were produced in the late Edo and Meiji periods (1850–1912) when the Japanese demand for new fashion stimulated an outpouring of patterns that has rarely been .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection   (5/28/17 - 8/20/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
May 28 – August 20, 2017 ..... "You Are Going On A Trip" brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and other countries around the world. Coinciding with the summer—a season typically designated for travel—the exhibition offers the viewer a metaphoric venture to various new destinations. Titled after an etching by Charles Garabedian that depicts the gentle hand of the artist touching the viewer's consci .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
Jane Gottlieb's Fantasy Gardens   (Ends: 7/4/17) 
 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery will host the inaugural exhibition of Jane Gottlieb’s stunning and marvelous garden photographs - magical images from around the world that transcend the norms of both reality and color. Gottlieb creates with composition, color, and collage to express her idyllic and vibrant vision in a voice that is uniquely her own.


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  (805) 682-4726
 
 
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara   (Ends: 6/30/17) 
 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: 6/30/17) 
 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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  (805) 966-1601
 
Rodin and His Legacy   (Ends: 7/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ongoing ..... Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) was arguably the most influential sculptor of the 19th century. With the exception of Antoine Barye, who was one of Rodin’s early teachers, and the British artist, Frederic Leighton, whose work typifies a lingering Victorian attachment to classical finish, the sculptors included in this installation were directly indebted to Rodin’s innovations. Antoine Bourdelle studied with Rodin, while the woman sculptor, Germaine Richier, in turn, studied with Bourdelle. Rodin’s modernity was not limited to the aesthetics of fragmentation, expressive unfinish and a rejection of the classical decorum of the a .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
Insecta   (6/9/17 - 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   (5/27/17 - 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
 
 
Past is Prologue: Graduate MFA Exhibition   (Ends: 6/4/17) 
 Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
We like to think of treks and stories in neat frames of starts and middles and ends, but life insists on a more fluid, continuous and interconnected messiness. What is to come has already started, what just ended has already spawned multiple beginnings.


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  (805) 893-7564
 
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew   (6/29/17 - 6/29/17) 
 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 • 5:30 –7 pm
Cost: Reception is Free to the Public
Please RSVP at sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747

Sponsored by: Mimi Michaelis and Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
(Exhibit runs through October, 2017)


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  (805) 962-8404
 
 
Simi Valley
Air Force One   (Ends: 6/30/17) 
 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   (5/27/17 - 6/30/17) 
 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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  Website
  (805) 522-2977
 
 
Solvang
Landscapes from the Permanent Collection   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature has a small and diverse permanent art collection. The works in this exhibition are the majority of our painting collection with a few of our special prints included. Almost all of the works were received as gifts, for which we are very grateful. Works date from as early as 1918 to the 2010s and represent sweeping vistas like Henry Breuer’s large panoramic painting to more intimate moments, like Ray Strong’s small canvas of a flowering plum tree.


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  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 
Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region   (Ends: 5/29/17) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is proud to present its newest exhibition Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region, comprised of artworks borrowed from the private collections of its members. Not only will visitors be able to experience artworks that are not on public display, but they will get an inside look into how and why collectors choose their pieces.


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  (805) 688-1082
 
 




Ventura
Masterworks from the Museum's Collection   (Ends: 5/31/17) 
 Museum of Ventura Country
, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
We are especially excited to share more of our storied collection with the public. As you probably know, our collection of fine art and artifacts, numbering over 30,000 objects, was started by Dr. Cephas Bard in 1913. Like many museums, we are only able to display a small percentage of our collection at one time. However, we want to show as many of our objects -- that tell the important stories of Ventura County -- as possible. The Museum of Ventura County serves, educates and represents everyone in the County. We hope that you will learn something when you come here, and especially, that your experiences and your identity are reflected here. .....


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  (805) 653-0323
 
Really Awful People   (Ends: 6/28/17) 
 Museum of Ventura Country
, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
“Really Awful People” told through George Stuart’s Historical Figures: George Stuart creates a gallery of the most notorious figures in history, including a surprise figure at the end. ... Some of history’s most reviled and frightful people are portrayed in Really Awful People, the George Stuart Historical Figures® exhibit on display now through June 28th at the museum. These quarter-scale sculptural figures are renowned for their expressiveness and intricately detailed costumes; they provide a unique and impressive element to the Museum’s collection.


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  (805) 653-0323
 




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