March 19, 2019 Date

Featured Events

Science Pub: Shedding Light on Sea Jelly  Eye Evolution
Monday, April 8
Animal eyes are some of the most intricate structures produced by evolution. Surprisingly, simple creatures like jellies have eyes that can be as complex as those of humans. J...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Science on Site: Mayan Glyphs
Saturday, April 13
Meet Dr. Andrea Medina as she demonstrates how Mayan language is written with glyphs. The Maya developed a syllabic and a logograph writing system. Learn about this language a...
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Art Inspired by...Sea Jellies
Saturday, April 27
Join us at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf for a very special evening all about sea jellies, watercolor, and wine. Dive into the fascinating world of sea jellies while enjoyin...
5:30 PM–8:00 PM
Butterflies Alive! Exhibit Opening
Saturday, May 25
From May 25-September 2: Walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around you. The exhibit features a dazzling variety of butterflies,...
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Prehistoric Forest Exhibit Opening
Saturday, May 25
From May 25-September 2: Take a stroll back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs on the banks of Mission Creek! Meet a nearly life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, the fo...
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Science Pub: Harnessing Gut Microbes to  Turn Waste into Energy
Monday, June 10
Grazing animals host a treasure trove of microorganisms in their gut that convert woody plant biomass into sugar. Dr. Michelle O’Malley, Associate Professor of Chemical Engine...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, June 20
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
Saturday, June 29
The region's premier wine and food festival returns Saturday, June 29 with another epic line up of wineries and food purveyors.Sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best w...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, July 18
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Live Dive
Thursday, August 15
Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and be...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM