Free admission for military families ends Labor Day

Free Admission to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Active Duty Military and Families Free Through Labor Day

WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

WHAT: Free admission for active duty military and up to five family members

WHEN: Now through Labor Day, Monday September 7

WHERE: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA

WHY: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden honors those who serve our country by participating in the national Blue Star Program. A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.

During the rest of the year, the Garden offers military with ID a reduced admission rate. Those who visit in uniform are given free admission all year round.

Bring your whole family and your dog to cool off in the Redwoods, take a free guided tour on weekends, and enjoy five miles of trails through native plant communities from all over California. Climb high for great views, or stick to the paved paths around the meadow area for easy wheelchair and stroller access. Check the website for more details.

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For further information or to request high-resolution images please contact Rebecca Mordini, Communications Coordinator, at 805-682-4726 ext. 132. For more information about the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, please visit

About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: The Garden is a 78-acre educational and scientific nonprofit that fosters the conservation of California’s native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model for sustainable practice. The Garden was founded in 1926 and is among the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on native plants.


Rebecca Mordini, Communications Coordinator
805-682-4726 ext. 132

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