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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We have liftoff: Santa Maria Discovery Museum launches phase two of Vandenberg Launch Experience

A new partnership between the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base will allow children and families across the Central Coast to explore the fascinating world of aerospace science. Phase two of the Vandenberg Launch Experience — a hands-on, state-of-the-art simulation of the rocket launch process — was […]

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Kids Learn to Catch Some Air at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Exhibit

Air Pollution Control District-sponsored exhibit uses floor-to-ceiling pneumatic tubes to teach lessons about the movement of air A young girl waits to catch a yarn ball as air shoots it from the Catching Air exhibit at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo) By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor | […]

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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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Children experiment with science at Discovery Museum

By Krista Chandler When children and their families showed up at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for Science Saturday, they probably didn’t expect to get soaked by exploding water and liquid nitrogen, or to freeze hot dogs and marshmallows. Students from Hancock College’s physics department conducted various science experiments with the children Saturday morning […]

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Robots take over SM Discovery Museum

July 31, 2015 2:00 am  •  By Jamie Guista Tensions ran high Thursday afternoon as J.D. Collier, 9, and Aiden Lombard, 12, put the finishing touches on their small LEGO robots at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. J.D., on Team Knights with “Robot Mace,” and Aiden, on Team Shockers with an unnamed robot, were […]

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