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August 26, 2017

Science Saturday @ 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“The Steaks Are High” STEM App allows kids to develop their math skills while learning about cattle, the environment, and nutrition.

August 26, 2017

Bookmaking with Beryl @ 2 p.m.

This month’s Bookmaking with children’s book author Beryl Reichenberg is all about bugs! Make a 3-D lady bug book, or any other kind of bug you can think of.

August 27, 2017

R.H. Tesene’s Free Family Day at Ranch 12 to 4 p.m.

Yeehaw! It’s time for the Discovery Museum’s annual R.H. Tesene Free Family Day at the Ranch Sunday, Aug. 27 12 to 4 p.m. Try your hand at roping cattle, design your own brand, crafts, and more!

August 29, 2017

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

Anne Rockwell explains the universe of stars with bright pictures and simple text in a book that will delight any curious child’s mind!

August 30, 2017

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

Harness the beauty of stars and light with this simple stained glass star art project.

August 30, 2017

Brain Builders @ 3:30 p.m.

Children of all ages can experience the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through hands-on experiments and activities during Brain Builders, Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Scheduled activities include programming Dash and Dot robots with software apps, extracting DNA from fruit, designing bridges with K’NEX®, and discovering the magic of snap circuits!

August 31, 2017

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

This week we’ll take a time machine back to Ancient Greece to learn about the early astronomers and the stories they told with the stars.

September 23, 2017

Night at the Museum Gala Event

Saturday, September 23 VIP reception  starts at 5:30 p.m. Gala starts at 6:30 p.m. On September 23rd the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum will come to life after dark for a red-carpet affair to raise funds for our much-need programs for kids. This 3rd annual black-tie-optional event will be full of surprises and fun, with entertainment, heavy hors […]

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