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August 16, 2017

Brain Builders @ 3:30 p.m.

Jennifer Jipson, professor of psychology and child development at Cal Poly, will lead Brain Builders on an exploration of the Red Planet. This activity is part of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s “My Sky Tonight” program.

August 16, 2017

Preschool Patrol @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Use binoculars to find images hidden on the moon’s surface in this fun, educational activity from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s “My Sky Tonight” program.

August 15, 2017

Tuesday Tales @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Without Margaret Hamilton’s computer code, none of the Apollo moon landings could have happened. Find out how Margaret saved the first lunar landing in this book by Dean Robbins!  

August 13, 2017

Super Sunday 12-4 p.m.

Make a sun and moon fan inspired by Mexican folk art!

August 13, 2017

FREE Nutrition Expedition 2 to 4 p.m.

Families who come to this free program will get to make a healthy snack with educators from Marian Regional Medical Center and learn about healthy eating and exercise habits. This year-round program is funded by Kohl’s Cares and held the second Sunday of each month at the Discovery Museum.  

August 12, 2017

Science Discovery @ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Paper is one of the most important resources on the planet. But how is it made and how much do you use in a year? Learn this and much more by attending this fun, hands-on Science Saturday presented by Science Discovery through the Santa Maria Utilities Department. You will also be able to make your own sheet […]

August 11, 2017

Fit Friday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

There’s a certain rhythm to night time and day time on Earth, thanks to our planet’s orbit and rotation. At this program, we’ll talk about the activities we do during the day and at night and simulate Earth’s rotation with our bodies.

August 10, 2017

Passport Thursday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The constellations we see today are mostly from ancient Greek culture. But the Lakota Indians saw Orion as a hand and Aboriginals saw Gemini as brothers in animal forms. Listen to sky stories from different cultures and create your own with marshmallows!

August 9, 2017

Brain Builders @ 3:30 p.m.

Did you know that milk can change colors (and not just because it’s chocolate or strawberry)? This week at Brain Builders we’re learning about chemistry and art through the “Magic Milk” experiment.

August 9, 2017

Preschool Patrol @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The sky changes depending on the time of day. This “sky window” craft helps little ones identify different celestial objects in a fun, hands-on way!

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