Art Installations

Climate Change Challenge

Presented by Sonos and generously sponsored by Bank of America, Cox Communications, Schlinger Family Foundation, and Southern California Gas Company.

MOXI challenged the next generation to learn how they could put the practices of scientists and creative thinkers to work to help battle climate change. This engaging series of exhibits and programs took place throughout the museum including a temporary transformation of the Handprint Globe into the Climate Change Globe, Innovation Workshop activities that tackled eco-design and upcycling challenges, the Innovation Wall spotlighting those working to combat the effects of climate change locally, and the SuperArtificial art installation by artist, educator, and advocate, Calder Kamin.


MOXI’s Interactive Media Track featured the creative reuse artwork of Calder Kamin and a SuperArtificial makerspace in partnership with Art From Scrap which invited guests to create and add to an upcycled garden filled with vibrantly colored creatures and plants created from plastic waste. Kamin transformed trash into beautifully-crafted creatures, sculpting whimsical installations made entirely from discarded materials. The adjacent SuperArtificial makerspace modeled an enchanted garden from the future and offered guests a chance to add their creations to the menagerie.

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Innovation Workshop

Thanks to our ongoing relationship with Art From Scrap, the Innovation Workshop encourages visitors to reuse discarded materials in creative ways any time of year. Activities in the Innovation Workshop rotate monthly and range from engineering challenges to collaborative projects. Entry to the makerspace and all projects are included with general admission.

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Climate Change & the Urgency of Now

The Climate Change Challenge was offered as part of the Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums’ community-wide effort, Impact: Climate Change & the Urgency of Now. Fourteen leading local museums and cultural institutions united to creatively explore the impacts of climate change through focused exhibitions, media campaigns, and educational programming.

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More Exhibits.


Big Blue Blocks

Big Blue Blocks inspire children to design their own environments, inventions, and activities through open-ended play.

Building Brick playspace

Get into hands-on, playful STEAM learning with building bricks! MOXI's Building Brick Playspace offers opportunities for guests to stack in 3D with as many blocks as we can fit in our bins.