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Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific fields.

During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and participate in a scientific or nature-based activity. FREE with admission.

Upcoming Science On Site Programs (2017)


National Fossil Day: Fossils of Mammoth Importance
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
In Broder Hall

Join Dr. Jonathan Hoffman, Earth Science Collection Manager, to explore what fossils can tell us about past climate, sea level, ecology, vegetation, and more. Look through microscopes to compare pygmy and Columbian mammoth diets, learn about trace fossils, explore the island effect, and discover why Santa Barbara is so geologically unique compared to other parts of California. Plus, kid-friendly activities including: mineral replacement demonstrations, create your own mock fossil casts and more!

FREE with paid admission.

Information: Call Stefanie Coleman
at 805-682-4711 ext. 170







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