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A Sunday (Bird) Walk in the Park

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

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.

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.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member (ages 5 - 7): $5.00
SBMA Member (adult): $5.00
Non-Member (ages 5 - 7): $10.00
Non-Member (adult): $10.00

Winter Gift-Making Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 2023
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children ages 5-12 gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s collection to draw, paint, print, collage, and sculpt artful gifts to share with friends and family.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $120.00
Non-Member: $150.00