• 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

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

Our prehistoric pals, the dinosaurs, can’t wait to spin the dreidel and grab the gelt in Jan Yolen’s “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?”!

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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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Free Holiday Makerspace 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Holiday Makerspace Saturday, Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wire LED and pasta ornaments, build Popsicle stick Menorahs, decorate Gingerbread men cookies and more at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum!

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

Freeze! You’re it in this fun, wintry game of tag.

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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 exploring the world of knitting and numbers!

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

December is prime summer time in the Southern Hemisphere! This week we’ll travel to Australia, New Zealand, and other countries to see how they spend their summer holiday break.

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

Help Corduroy find his missing button and make your own button star ornament for the holidays!

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

In the holiday classic, “Corduroy” by Don Freeman, Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time—and he’s even missing a button! Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he’s the bear for her.

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Sunday Funday 12 to 4 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit by making a family of Egg Carton Snowmen (and women and kids)!

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

Teach your budding chemists to make Snow Slime and take home our secret recipe!

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