Astronaut Jack Fischer visits Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Col. Jack Fischer, a NASA astronaut, visited with families at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Wednesday. Fischer talked to the kids about the experience of space travel, plus what it was like to live on the International Space Station for six months and take part in spacewalks. Fischer has more than 3,000 flight […]

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Mars InSight Roadshow arrives in Santa Maria

NASA’s InSight Mars Mission Team has made its arrival to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum in its last trip before heading to Vandenberg for the main event. For complete story go to: http://www.ksby.com/story/38101746/nasa-team-talks-upcoming-mars-mission-in-santa-maria

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Interactive launch exhibit opens at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

By Janae Sargent Officials unveiled the Vandenberg Launch Experience simulator at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Monday Night. The interactive exhibit has been a project in the works for more than two years. It is designed to get children excited about space and entering the STEM field. “We want to spark imaginations and create […]

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Kids, parents ring in the “Noon Year”

By KSBY Staff About 50 eager kids and parents got a head start on celebrating the New Year. They went to the Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to celebrate the New Year early and instead ring in the “Noon Year” at 12:00 p.m. The museum showed a scene from the movie Madagascar that led the crowd […]

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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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Discovery shuttle exhibit opens at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

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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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Kids enjoy egg hunts across the Central Coast before Easter

By KSBY Staff We’re less than 24 hours away from the Easter holiday, and Easter means egg hunts! Families gathered at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach Saturday afternoon to hunt for candy-filled eggs. There were games, bounce houses, face painting and even a balloon artist. The fun continued at another egg hunt at Laguna […]

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Children honor life of Central Coast artist and teacher Nat Fast

Children in Santa Maria honored the life of Central Coast artist and teacher Nat Fast Sunday at the Discovery Museum. It was part of the the sixth annual Nat Fast Children’s Art Day. Children and their families came to try their hands at a number of different art projects including painting, drawing, singing and even dancing with professional […]

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Snoopy license plates to benefit California museums

California museums have come up with an interesting way to get support. The museums are encouraging people to buy Snoopy license plates with the money going toward the museums. The plate features a reproduction of the beagle of “Peanuts” fame and the phrase “Museums are for Everyone.” The first 7,500 people to purchase them will […]

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Science, fun at Discovery Museum in Santa Maria

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