• 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

SAY YES!

By: Diane Adam SAY YES! This is one of my three life mottos. It is the one that has brought me the most joy and sometimes the most challenge. I like to say “yes” as often as possible and always when I feel I have nothing to lose. I have said “yes” to many philanthropic […]

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Diane Adam Keeps Her Focus on Family, Community and Philanthropy

By Ben Romo Ben Romo: Welcome to Diane Adam, fourth-generation Central Coast resident, community leader and — as I’m sure she lists first on her résumé — a former classmate of mine. Diane is what I call a “network weaver,” someone who uses her skills and connections to help strengthen our system of education and […]

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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Unveils Space Shuttle Exhibit

Replica orbiter first part of Vandenberg Launch Experience after educational partnership pact By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor A space shuttle exhibit has landed at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum with an unveiling Wednesday night when officials also revealed a new educational partnership with Vandenberg Air Force Base. Military representatives and Discovery Museum […]

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Discovery shuttle exhibit opens at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

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Hancock celebrates Friday Night Science, introduces makerspace program

Krista Chandler kchandler@leecentralcoastnews.com Creating music from bone conduction, smoke ring target practice and an infrared light lounge were just some of the scientific exhibits over 1,500 local children and families were able to experience at Hancock College’s annual Friday Night Science. The free event, held every year to spark young children’s interest in STEM (science, […]

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Makerspace Weekend in Santa Maria encourages kids to create

KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News By KSBY Staff Local children and their families are invited to work together this weekend with “maker” activities. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Allan Hancock College, and the Santa Maria Public Library have joined forces to create “makerspaces” in the community. A “makerspace” is […]

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Windy weather provides flight for kites at festival

By Selena Alvarado KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News The wind in Santa Maria provided perfect weather for kite fliers. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosted their Free Family Kite Festival Sunday afternoon. Kites filled the sky at Rotary Centennial Park. There were professional kite-flying demonstrations, contests, food, vendors, and music. […]

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Local kids can get professional art instruction at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

BY HAYLEY THOMAS CAIN Have you forgotten what it was like to be a kid? Let me refresh you. There was probably a lot of, “Don’t eat the paste,” “No, you can’t draw on Mommy’s wall,” and, “No glitter allowed on the dining room table!” going on. Instinctively, you knew that making things (with Play-Doh, […]

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Hobnobbing with Helen

Jan. 18, 2017 BY HELEN ANN THOMAS Hold on to your hats, folks. A great new exhibit is coming to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. The exhibit is designed and intended for children, but I am sure that I’m only one of many adults who will be ready to simulate a rocket launch at the corner […]

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Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Caps Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s 20th Year

By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor [Click here for a related Noozhawk photo gallery.] Armed with creatively crafted noisemakers and recently made party hats, children rang in the new year while dancing at noon Saturday in Santa Maria. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosted its annual Noon Year’s Eve party, a family celebration […]

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