California Poppy Day

06apr10:00 am5:00 pmCalifornia Poppy Day

Event Details

Celebrate California Poppy Day with free admission to the California Nature Art Museum. Create your own flower crown or boutonniere as part of a guided papercraft activity, marvel at Leslie Franklin’s collection of poppy vintage items & collectibles, enjoy poppy-inspired treats from Lindsay’s Little Bakery, and be sure to be one of the first fifty guests to arrive to secure your free collectible sticker!

California poppies (Eschscholzia Californica) are native to Santa Barbara County, typically flower from February – September, and range in color from rich yellow to bright orange. The California poppy has been our state flower for over a century now, and can be enjoyed in a variety of natural spaces such as UCSB’s North Campus Open Space, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, or even your own backyard!

Join us for our first annual California Poppy Day, held in celebration of both poppies and pollinators (also see our current first-floor exhibition, The Birds and the Bees and More: Pollinators)!

California Poppy Day admission is free, and reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Rachel Metz at


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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