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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Happy Noon Year: Young and young at heart ring in 2017

Krista Chandler, staff New Year’s Eve is typically a time to reflect on the last year, set goals for the next, stay up until midnight and celebrate with those you love while you count down to the transition. For the young and the elderly of Santa Maria, though, sometimes staying awake until the stroke of […]

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Visit with Santa and ring in the New Year at the Discovery Museum this December!

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is the place to go for family-friendly holiday festivities this year! On Sunday, Dec. 18, Santa Claus and his jolly elf, Snowflake, will visit with children from noon to 4 p.m. at Santa’s Discovery Workshop. Guests of all ages can make Christmas and Hanukkah crafts, play games, and sing […]

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‘Catching Air’ launches at the Discovery Museum

SANTA MARIA, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District invite one and all to come celebrate the launch of the “Catching Air” exhibit at a special Science Saturday at the Museum on December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. During […]

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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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