This is a excerpt from the Santa Maria Sun‘s annual holiday Wish List issue. See the full article here.
It’s been a busy year at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum! Thanks to donations from the local community, we’ve installed five new exhibits: Discovery Reading Tree, Discovery Farms Produce Truck, Catching Air, Moxie Cafe, and the “Recycling is Fun” kiosk.
It’s a joy to watch children and their families reading stories together in the Discovery Reading Tree, pretending to cook healthy meals in the Moxie Café, and learning about how recycling helps the environment. And everyone loves playing on the Discovery Farms Produce Truck and catching the balls and scarves that blow through the Catching Air exhibit.
This year for the holidays, we’d love to receive some extra tools to help us continue providing our families a fun and engaging place for to play and explore:
- A digital camera (new or in good condition).
- A color printer (new or in good condition).
- Volunteers for day-to-day tasks and special events (come play and learn with us!).
- Arts and crafts supplies (markers, paper, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, googly eyes, jewels, beads, etc.).
And we’d also love to receive donations to help fund the dynamic learning experiences planned for 2017: Vandenberg Space Launch Experience, 3-D Printing Exhibit, and “How it’s Made” in Santa Maria.
Celebrating 20 years as the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is located at 705 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visit smvdiscoverymuseum.org to get up-to-date information on special events, weekly programs, and daily tips on fun things to do with your kids!
The Discovery Museum