“Butterflies Alive” Returns This Month!

Entertainment, Uncategorized

Well folks, it’s already May… as of today’s post, I have already submitted the obligatory May social media posts for the 1st and the 4th (Justin Timberlake “It’s Gonna Be May” & “May the 4th Be With You” for those of you not in the know.) However, beyond fooling around with hash tags on Instagram, May is one of my favorite months for finding fun activities to check out here in Santa Barbara. For this post, I’m focusing on my absolute favorite – the Butterflies Alive exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (located at 2559 Puesta Del Sol in Santa Barbara.)

Officially opening May 25th, and going until September 2nd; visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to walk through this live exhibit of about 1,000 butterflies fluttering around you in the new Sprague Butterfly Pavilion that was built last year. There are many different species of butterfly, along with a variety of plants that attract them.


This is an excellent event that the whole family can enjoy together. From those who just want to sit and relax as the butterflies flit about around you, or kids that want to learn about the life cycle of these beautiful insects and see the chrysalis that they emerged from (click here for SBMNH video about it) – everyone will find an aspect to enjoy. As a bonus, this exhibit is included in the museum’s price of admission.

In addition to the Butterflies Alive exhibit, the SB Museum of Natural History, is a thoroughly enjoyable family outing venue. There is plenty of room for the younger kids to explore outside, there are nature trails, and the standing exhibits to peruse for all ages. For those that have visited in recent months and feel that they have seen everything there is to see at the museum, I would highly recommend returning soon to see the butterflies.

I give this Santa Barbara attraction 4/5 🌴🌴🌴🌴 for beauty, interactive learning and observation, and the rarity of this being something you only get to experience once per year.

Travel Tip: The museum opens at 10am every day and closes at 5pm. To avoid what will undoubtedly be summer crowds, plan to either arrive first thing when they open or come after 3pm to avoid the larger crowds.


Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Town – Asking it to Love Her


Hello, and welcome! It was a few weeks ago that I found myself striking up a random conversation with a tourist in lovely downtown Santa Barbara. When I told her that I have lived here my entire life, being the second generation born here, she exclaimed how “amazing it must be to have all the time in the world to explore all this town has to offer!”

I feel a little bad saying this, but it honestly wasn’t until that moment that it truly hit home that yes, I AM very lucky to call America’s Riviera my home! There are so many wonderful and unique characteristics to this town – the people, the food, the crafts, and the general pulse of the town – that make it a highly sought after travel destination for people from all over the world.

So, it was then that I decided to give my personal impression of my town and all that it has to offer. I intend to share as many aspects as possible about the culture, things to do and see for all ages, and the artistic side of the town as well. I will review a new subject, establishment, product, etc each week that to me, represents Santa Barbara.

I so look forward to sharing this beautiful, at times dichotomous, engaging town that I call home with you dear readers in the days and weeks to come.

SB Brit