Enjoy the convergence of art, culture, and the beauty of nature with this series of fun and educational excursions as Solvang and Buellton Rec partners with the Wildling and Elverhoj Museums.  All trips will be accompanied by skilled museum curators who will provide insider appreciation for the various experiences and exhibits. The excursions will depart from the Buellton Rec Center or Solvang Veterans Hall.


Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9am-5pm, Departing Buellton Rec Center, $34

Discover 500 years of maritime history captured in this collection of exquisite seascape paintings, ship models, and artifacts at this museum in the Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor.  Plus, view special exhibit, Our Ocean’s Edge,exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline featuring black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope. Lunch on your own at one of many harbor restaurants

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Thu, Dec 7, 8:30am-7:30pm, $71, Vets Hall

Venture behind the scenes and go above their largest exhibit, Tropical Reef, to feed the fish! This tour provides a sneak peek into the daily operations of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Guests will enter the “wet side” of the aquarium, a section not normally open to the public. See what it takes to maintain a world class aquarium, from water filtration to animal care and feeding. Learn interesting facts about the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 11,000 animals. Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants.

Call (805) 688-7529 to register!

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