DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

 

Hobnobbing with Helen: Night at the Museum

A night at the museum A dark and glossy Dark Trooper from Star Wars stood out in the crowd of more than 100 at the Discovery Museum’s annual fundraiser, A Night at the Museum, on Saturday evening, Sept. 23. The event combined an emphasis on science and technology with food, wine, and beer. The live […]

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Our California Central Coast Bonanza journal

We’ve gotten to take several trips to California this year and we’re back again!  We’ve partnered up with Santa Maria Valley, San Luis Obispo and Cambria to explore the coast, its farm country, and its unique experiences.  As we go, we’ll keep updating our journal so you can see a snapshot of the cool things we’re doing! Flying to/from California We flew […]

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Over 100 families head to Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to watch eclipse

By Melissa Newman Dozens of residents head to Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to watch eclipse SANTA MARIA, Calif. – It started off as organized chaos as dozens of families packed into the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum; among them was the Chumpitaz family. “It just worked out – [my son] doesn’t start school to Wednesday yet […]

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Discovery Museum Looks to Expand With Makerspace

Grant will pay for collaboration between Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria museum and library By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor  A unique collaboration that led to a grant to expand the makerspace movement in the Santa Maria Valley also will boost the Discovery Museum’s revitalization efforts and inspire youths to create. Allan Hancock College, the Discovery Museum […]

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New Grant Gives the Power of Making to the Community

Allan Hancock College will collaborate with the Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Discovery Museum JULY 21, 2017–Allan Hancock College was one of 24 colleges to receive a CCC Maker Implementation Grant from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office. CCC Maker awarded the college an amount of $350,000 to build an inclusive […]

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Central Coast Living: Santa Maria Style BBQ

By Scott Daniels Santa Maria style barbecue was granted a copyright to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1978. KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

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Summer camps in Santa Maria focus on art and writing

BY REBECCA ROSE You’re a pirate, rocking back and forth as your ship hits a storm, trying to make shore and look for your treasure. You’re on a rocket ship and you meet a giant alien. You’re a deep-sea diver and you find a magic city underwater. These imaginary adventures are the kinds of situations […]

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SAY YES!

By: Diane Adam SAY YES! This is one of my three life mottos. It is the one that has brought me the most joy and sometimes the most challenge. I like to say “yes” as often as possible and always when I feel I have nothing to lose. I have said “yes” to many philanthropic […]

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Diane Adam Keeps Her Focus on Family, Community and Philanthropy

By Ben Romo Ben Romo: Welcome to Diane Adam, fourth-generation Central Coast resident, community leader and — as I’m sure she lists first on her résumé — a former classmate of mine. Diane is what I call a “network weaver,” someone who uses her skills and connections to help strengthen our system of education and […]

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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Unveils Space Shuttle Exhibit

Replica orbiter first part of Vandenberg Launch Experience after educational partnership pact By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor A space shuttle exhibit has landed at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum with an unveiling Wednesday night when officials also revealed a new educational partnership with Vandenberg Air Force Base. Military representatives and Discovery Museum […]

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Discovery shuttle exhibit opens at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

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Hancock celebrates Friday Night Science, introduces makerspace program

Krista Chandler kchandler@leecentralcoastnews.com Creating music from bone conduction, smoke ring target practice and an infrared light lounge were just some of the scientific exhibits over 1,500 local children and families were able to experience at Hancock College’s annual Friday Night Science. The free event, held every year to spark young children’s interest in STEM (science, […]

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Makerspace Weekend in Santa Maria encourages kids to create

KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News By KSBY Staff Local children and their families are invited to work together this weekend with “maker” activities. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Allan Hancock College, and the Santa Maria Public Library have joined forces to create “makerspaces” in the community. A “makerspace” is […]

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Windy weather provides flight for kites at festival

By Selena Alvarado KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News The wind in Santa Maria provided perfect weather for kite fliers. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosted their Free Family Kite Festival Sunday afternoon. Kites filled the sky at Rotary Centennial Park. There were professional kite-flying demonstrations, contests, food, vendors, and music. […]

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