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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of family programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world.  

Science on Site: Paleo Prep on the Santa Rosa Fossil Mammoth Skull Science on Site - Mammoth
Saturdays, February 11, 18, and 25
MAMMOTH MONDAYS: February 13, 20, AND 27
1:00–5:00 PM
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Vertebrate Zoology Department

Be among the first to see the unveiling of a newly found, unidentified fossil mammoth skull from Santa Rosa Island. Join the discussion on identifying the fossil; compare specimens from our collections, ask our Paleontologist questions, and submit your educated guess as to which species our new fossil is... Columbian Mammoth or Pygmy Mammoth.

FREE with paid admission.
Information: Call Contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or  


Science on Site: Colors in NatureColors in Nature
Explore the Colorful World of Botany with Dr. Barbara Holzman

Saturday, February 18
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Coggeshall Bowl

  • Learn why it is important for leaves to be so colorful by creating your own leaf chromatography experiment.
  • Observe artistic patterns in nature with our Art in Science, leaf rubbing activity.

FREE with paid admission.  
Information: Contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170


2017 events include:

  • Underwater Parks Day @ Sea Center (Saturday, January 21)
  • Members' Party (Friday, May 26)
  • World Oceans Day @ Sea Center (Saturday, June 3)
  • Bug Out Tuesdays (Tuesdays, June 13 - August 15, except Juyl 4)
  • Astro-vaganza (Saturday, September 9)
  • California Coastal Beach Cleanup (Saturday, September 16)
  • Eyes in the Sky Open House (Sunday, October 15)
  • (Eerie) Tales and (Fishy) Scales @ Sea Center (Saturday, October 28, 11:00AM-3:00PM)
  • Supak'a: Chumash Family Gathering (Saturday, November 11)

For more information about upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar page.
Please contact 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or if you have questions regarding family programs.  


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