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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History undergoing revamp

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The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has a number of renovations and improvements lined up for June 2018. 

The museum, in Santa Barbara, California, will begin work on the renovations in September.

The project marks 100 years since the museum’s opening in 1916.

It will see improvements to the museum’s Backyard and Nature Clubhouse. Guests will also see enhancement of exhibits such as the Cartwright, Mammal, and Bird halls and a transformation of the Butterfly Pavilion reports Noozhawk.

 Luke Swetland, president/CEO of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about these improvements.”

“These renovations will provide a more dynamic, memorable experience for our guests, and will help further educate the community about the relationship between humans and the natural environmen.”

“The public portion of our capital campaign for the renovation of the museum will kick off at the Sept. 8 groundbreaking, so there is still time to get involved and help support this exciting and unique project.”

“Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have reached 84 percent of our $20 million campaign goal to date.”

“There are a number of ways for local community members and businesses to get involved and push this project across the finish line, including naming opportunities for many of our new exhibits and visitor areas.”

Other improvements include upgrades to the Bird Habitat Hall, a showcase of the Central Coast’s diverse bird population. As well as this there will be site-wide renovation that includes improvements to landscaping and paths. As well as this, the project will introduce a pedestrian-safe arrival corridor. This will make it easier for guests to safely walk from the parking lot to the museum entry.

The Santa Barbara Museum will remain open throughout the entire period of the renovations. Construction will be complete in June 2018.

Image Courtesy the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

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I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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