Discovery Museum’s Moxie Café, Nutrition Expedition launch event promotes healthy lifestyles for children and families

Children of all ages will cook up an assortment of healthy snacks, both imaginary and real, this Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s launch event for its farm-to-table exhibit, the Moxie Café, and the third year of Kohl’s free Nutrition Expedition. This free, family-friendly event, which runs from noon to 4 […]

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Hobnobbing with Helen at “Night at the Museum”

Hobnobbing with Helen BY HELEN ANN THOMAS Remember the days when the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum featured a big tank with a small shark and other marine life? Remember the snake (not my favorite) and some lizards and iguanas (which I miss)? The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, under the direction of Executive Director […]

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Learn to rope cattle, line dance and more at the Discovery Museum’s Free Family Day at the Ranch

Santa Maria, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Central Coast children and their families will get to spend a free “Day at the Ranch” learning to rope cattle, line dance, and more at the Discovery Museum this Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. This free community day is in honor of our founder, […]

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DISCOVERY MUSEUM OFFERS FOUR FUN, HANDS-ON SUMMER CAMPS STARTING IN JULY

Santa Maria, Calif. – June 2, 2016 – Children from across the Central Coast will get to program robots, create and perform an original musical, decorate a cake, or create art from around the world at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s four imaginative summer camps starting this July. “The Discovery Museum’s summer camps will inspire […]

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Youths Ring In 2016 At Discovery Museum

By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor Generous helpings of glitter and glue were in use Thursday as dozens of young partiers prepped for the big countdown — to noon. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum again hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youths to ring in 2016, albeit a bit early. A craft […]

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Discovery Museum helps children ring in new year

  After donning newly-made party hats, excited children counted down to noon during a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Thursday. Parents and grandparents got crafty prior to the noon countdown, when they created the hats and party favors at the museum, which hosted the event catering to the younger […]

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Local toy maker donates wooden masterpieces to the Discovery Museum

Santa Maria, Calif. – Nov. 13, 2015 – Kittens sipping milk, bears doing Jumping Jacks, a cow jumping over the moon. A menagerie of wooden animals, people, and other items have taken up residence at the Discovery Museum! Toymaker Gene West and his wife, Patricia, recently donated dozens of his beautiful creations to the Discovery […]

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Discovery Museum’s spooktacular Batty Ball offers families a fun, safe place to celebrate Halloween!

Santa Maria, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Superheroes, witches, princesses and all other kinds of fantastical characters will make their way to the Discovery Museum Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. for the organization’s annual Batty Ball. Boys and ghouls of all ages will get into the spooky spirit by decorating pumpkins, […]

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Children to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Queen Elsa and Olaf at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Royalty is coming to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum this weekend! Thanks to a partnership between the museum and A Wish Your Heart Makes, Frozen’s Queen Elsa and her beloved sidekick, Olaf the Snowman, are making a special trip from the beautiful land of Arendelle to visit with local families this Valentine’s Day. Starting […]

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NAT FAST DAY CELEBRATES CHILDREN AND THE ARTS AT THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Local children and their families are invited to paint, draw, sing and dance with professional artists this Sunday, Jan. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Museum’s 5th Annual Nat Fast Children’s Arts Day, a free community event celebrating the arts and the legacy of local artist Nat Fast.        “Nat Fast […]

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