Special Event


Sensation: An Evening of Sensory Science Exploration
February 10. 7 – 9 pm.
$12 General Admission | $10 Museum Members | Pre-registration Recommended
No-host bar. Must bring I.D. for admittance.

Explore the natural history of senses through an evening of sensory exploration at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Trick your tastebuds with Miracle Berries. Touch your way through tactile games. Create your own signature scent. Explore the science of sound. See the world in a whole new way.

We are excited to have a special sound art installation by local artist, Yolande Harris!  Yolande is an artist and scholar exploring ideas of sonic consciousness and techno-intuition. Her projects consider expanding perception beyond the range of human senses, the technological mediation of underwater environments and our relationship to other species. She has presented her work internationally over the last twenty years, including the ICA London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and the House of World Cultures Berlin, and holds a PhD from Leiden University in ‘Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness’. Yolande was Assistant Professor in Video and Open Media at Rhode Island School of Design, before moving to Santa Cruz where she is Affiliate Faculty with the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program and Lecturer in the Art Department at UCSC.   http://www.yolandeharris.net/

Sponsored by Discretion Brewing, Ser Winery and Friend In Cheeses Jam Company.