• 13,000 Square feet of hands-on exhibits and daily programs for kids
    13,000 Square feet of hands-on exhibits and daily programs for kids
  • 13,000 Square feet of hands-on exhibits and daily programs for kids

Sunday Funday 12 to 4 p.m.

Capture the mystery and the beauty of a solar eclipse with this fun pastels art project!

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Science Saturday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

We’re on a mission this week! Build a space rover out of craft supplies and learn about our solar system.

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Fit Friday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

There’s a certain rhythm to night time and day time on Earth, thanks to our planet’s orbit and rotation. At this program, we’ll talk about the activities we do during the day and at night and simulate Earth’s rotation with our bodies.

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Brain Builders @ 3:30 p.m.

Children of all ages can experience the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through hands-on experiments and activities during Brain Builders, Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. This week we’re explore circuitry with Snap Circuit Jr. Kits!

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Passport Thursday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

What’s it like on Mars, the Red Planet? Find out when we make our own geological diorama. This activity is part of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s “My Sky Tonight” program.

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Preschool Patrol @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The sky changes depending on the time of day. This “sky window” craft helps little ones identify different celestial objects in a fun, hands-on way!

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Tuesday Tales @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed of fixing fancy rockets. With a little help from her fairy godrobot, she’s going to the ball in Deborah Underwood’s “Interstellar Cinderella.”

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FREE NUTRITION EXPEDITION 2 TO 4 P.M.

Families who come to this free program will get to make a healthy snack with educators from Marian Regional Medical Center and learn about healthy eating and exercise habits. This year-round program is funded by Dignity Health and held the second Sunday of each month at the Discovery Museum.

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Bookmaking with Beryl 2 to 3 p.m.

Children’s book author/artist Beryl Reichenberg visits the museum this Saturday for her monthly activity. Tell your mom, grandma, aunt, or friend how special she is this Mother’s Day with a beautiful bookmark!

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Science Discovery @ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Enjoy a fun, hands-on Science Saturday presented by Science Discovery through the Santa Maria Utilities Department. This week learn how to make recycled paper!

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Fit Friday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Put on your “space suit” and explore the lunar landscape like an astronaut!

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Brain Builders @ 3:30 p.m.

Children of all ages can experience the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through hands-on experiments and activities during Brain Builders, Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. This week we’re making origami art for Mother’s Day!

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