The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum recently opened its newest photography exhibit, Arctic Sanctuary. The US Fish and Wildlife Service's nation-wide traveling exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of ANWR, the 19+ million acre Arctic Natural Wildlife Refuge in Northeast Alaska. The exhibit is filled with stunning images by naturalist photographer Jeff Jones. Jones has been a pioneer in landscape wilderness photography in the Arctic and is no stranger to ANWR, having hiked to remote areas of the Sanctuary for years to capture the beauty of this seldom seen natural world. The museum bookstore carries the accompanying book filled with photos and essays about this unique and precious place.
The Arctic Sanctuary Exhibit runs through January 8th, 2012; entrance is included in the price of admission to the Museum, $10 for adults. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
If you've come to the museum as part of a getaway to Santa Barbara consider our fine bed and breakfast for your accommodation. We'd love to see you.
Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn