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A Sunday (Bird) Walk in the Park

Sunday, November 5, 2023
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Alice Keck Memorial Gardens
1500 Santa Barbara Street

Ages 5 – 7 and their families

Join Scot Pipkin, Director of Education & Engagement at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and Museum Teaching Artists for this family-friendly adventure in birdwatching and sketching in Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden. Afterwards, walk to the Museum’s neighboring Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House and create more art inspired by the exhibition Flowers on A River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368–1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum.

All materials and sketchbooks included. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program Timeline

  • 9:30 – 10 am: Check-in, Ridley-Tree Education Center (Arrellaga Street Gate)
  • 10 – 10:25 am: Bird walk with Scot Pipkin & Sketching, Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: Art making in the studios, Ridley-Tree Education Center

For more information, call 805.884.6457 or email

credit: Hu Mei, Plum, Bamboo and Mandarin Ducks (detail), Qing dynasty. Color on silk, hanging scroll. Tianjin Museum.


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