• 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

Allan Hancock College joins the Santa Maria Public Library and Discovery Museum to provide free makerspace projects

BY KASEY BUBNASH Creativity is not bound by age, race, or socio-economic background at Allan Hancock College, the Santa Maria Public Library, and the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, where free events called “makerspaces” give all locals the opportunity to learn new skills through making. From simple arts and crafts projects to computer coding and […]

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Chumash Golf Classic a Winner for 5 County Museums

Members of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee and Team Chumash join representatives from five area museums. (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians) SOURCE: VERONICA V. SANDOVAL FOR THE SANTA YNEZ BAND OF CHUMASH INDIANS Charity tournament brings in $120,000 The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has announced that its 13th annual […]

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Hobnobbing with Helen: Night at the Museum

A night at the museum A dark and glossy Dark Trooper from Star Wars stood out in the crowd of more than 100 at the Discovery Museum’s annual fundraiser, A Night at the Museum, on Saturday evening, Sept. 23. The event combined an emphasis on science and technology with food, wine, and beer. The live […]

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Our California Central Coast Bonanza journal

We’ve gotten to take several trips to California this year and we’re back again!  We’ve partnered up with Santa Maria Valley, San Luis Obispo and Cambria to explore the coast, its farm country, and its unique experiences.  As we go, we’ll keep updating our journal so you can see a snapshot of the cool things we’re doing! Flying to/from California We flew […]

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Over 100 families head to Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to watch eclipse

By Melissa Newman Dozens of residents head to Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to watch eclipse SANTA MARIA, Calif. – It started off as organized chaos as dozens of families packed into the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum; among them was the Chumpitaz family. “It just worked out – [my son] doesn’t start school to Wednesday yet […]

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Discovery Museum Looks to Expand With Makerspace

Grant will pay for collaboration between Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria museum and library By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor  A unique collaboration that led to a grant to expand the makerspace movement in the Santa Maria Valley also will boost the Discovery Museum’s revitalization efforts and inspire youths to create. Allan Hancock College, the Discovery Museum […]

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New Grant Gives the Power of Making to the Community

Allan Hancock College will collaborate with the Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Discovery Museum JULY 21, 2017–Allan Hancock College was one of 24 colleges to receive a CCC Maker Implementation Grant from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office. CCC Maker awarded the college an amount of $350,000 to build an inclusive […]

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Central Coast Living: Santa Maria Style BBQ

By Scott Daniels Santa Maria style barbecue was granted a copyright to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1978. KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

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Summer camps in Santa Maria focus on art and writing

BY REBECCA ROSE You’re a pirate, rocking back and forth as your ship hits a storm, trying to make shore and look for your treasure. You’re on a rocket ship and you meet a giant alien. You’re a deep-sea diver and you find a magic city underwater. These imaginary adventures are the kinds of situations […]

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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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