Posted by: Maureen McDermut | March 20, 2010

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Museum of Natural History by Maureen McDermut, Santa Barbara Lifestyles

March 27
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Size Matters! Discover a world smaller than a hair on an ant. Things this small behave differently than you might expect. Join us for NanoDay and explore the science of small things. Zoom into the human hand or a leaf, and experience a world that only the world’s most powerful microscope can reveal. – Taken from Santa Barbara Museum

Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes
Now through March 28

This exhibit paints a rare and thrilling portrait of our Solar System. Michael Benson has digitally processed 40 years of raw imagery from NASA and European Space Agency missions to create flawless photographs that are clear and real.

Featuring 35 large-scale framed prints, Beyond also highlights the similarities between the geological formations and atmosphere disturbances on Earth and the other planets. From the erupting volcanoes in Sicily and the lava eruptions on Jupiter’s moon, to the deep craters on the moon and the pocketed terrain of Neptune’s moon Triton, to the dust storms on Mars… Beyond reveals the beauty and excitement of space. Exhibition entrance included with Museum general admission.

Morning Bird Walks
Now through April 26

This informal walk through the museum happens on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 AM and is free with admission. Those wanting to participate need to meet by the skeleton of the blue whale.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is located at 2559 Puesta del Sol Road in Santa Barbara. Admission: Museum Members free; Non-members $10/adult, $7/senior, $7/teen, $6/child. Parking is free. The Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information, visit


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