Butterflies are fluttering back to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Memorial Day weekend and we urge you to visit them! Like last year, the pavilion will have plenty of space for social distancing and the friendly staff is ready to teach you about butterflies and make sure everyone is safe and following guidelines.
Reservations are required to visit the Museum via sbnature.org/tickets and there may be a line to enter the Butterfly Pavilion.
On the virtual side of their programming, join the museum on June 26 for the Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Birding and Buttonwood Winery. Come virtually explore the beautiful and biologically diverse grounds of Buttonwood Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley and hear from birding experts Dr. Krista Fahy and Rebecca Coulter. Customize your experience with a range of ticketing options, from a fun night learning about wine to a private tasting to remember.
The museum currently has an especially exciting and popular animatronic dinosaur exhibit that is a must-see. Take a stroll back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs on the banks of Mission Creek. Meet a Tyrannosaurus rex, the formidably armored Stegosaurus, high-crested Parasaurolophus, and Triceratops and Euoplocephalus mamas with their young. These hand-crafted moving animatronics spark the imaginations of dinosaur-lovers of all ages.
Prehistoric Forest is included with Museum admission. Members are always free.