Taking us back and beyond, away and ahead ...
Nature Center
 


Centers & Organizations: Direct links to their websites

 

 

 


Santa Barbara Museum
of Natural History

Planetarium, vertebrate and invertebrate collections, art, education, events and exhibitions gallore ...

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Ty Warner Sea Center

Interactive exhibits focussing on the Santa Barbara Channel. Work like a scientist, education and touch tanks ...

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Channel Islands NP
Visitor Center

Chumash culture, Spanish explorers, American ranchers and missionaries. Gateway to the Channel Islands ...

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La Purisima Mission

Founded in 1787, history lives at La Purisima. Mission Days program, visitor center, mountain men ...

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Santa Barbara
Botanical Gardens

Fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning and displays. Bioblitz, events and classes ...

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Cachuma Lake Center

Housed in an old ranch house. Interactive insight into natural life in the upper Santa Ynez River and San Rafael Mountain watershed ...

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Cheadle Center
for Biodiversity

Internships, seminars, restoration, tours, classes and workshops. Check out the Kids in Nature program.

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UC Marine Science Institute

The Oceans2Classrooms program links research to education for K-12 and community groups ....

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Santa Ynez Valley
Historical Museum

Exhibits and programs. Chumash, agricultural and transportation history ...

 

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Mission Santa Ines

Founded in 1804, earthquake damage in 1812, closely linked to Valley Chumash and agricultural history. Tours and community events ...

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Santa Barbara
Maritime Museum

Exploring the ocean's influence on local history, science, literature and math. Hands-on navigation, exhibits, tours, science broadcasts, tall ship and other programs ...

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Wildling Art Museum

Art on the Wild Side program, poetry and photography workshops, birding, artist lectures, events and exhibitions that include children's art ...

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Carpinteria Valley
Museum of History

Dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting objects related to local history. Includes Chumash trade, hunting and gathering artifacts, and rare photos ...

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Santa Barbara Zoo

School grade-appropriate curricula, sleepovers, children, adult and family education programs, and a teacher's lounge. Connect to local conservation efforts ...

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Arroyo Hondo Preserve

Somewhere between a center and a reserve, this preserve is home to a historic adobe building. Contact them
for tours and educational opportunities ...

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