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2018 Free Family Kite Festival: Santa Maria Times Video

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Ninth annual Family Kite Festival planned for Sunday at Rotary Centennial Park in Santa Maria

The ninth annual free Family Kite Festival presented by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce will take place Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park, 2625 South College Drive, in Santa Maria. The event will feature kite-flying demonstrations, contests, vendors, food and music by […]

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Events planned ahead of NASA’s historic Mission to Mars — a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

As excitement continues to build for next month’s historic Mission to Mars from Vandenberg Air Force Base, several events are planned in and around the Lompoc Valley leading up to the big occasion. NASA is planning to launch its InSight lander into space to begin its journey to Mars as soon as 4:05 a.m. May […]

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Best places to take kids in SLO County

Family fun and much more, discover the top kids activities of SLO County Looking for fun places to take your family in SLO County? Check out our list for some special spots made just for the little ones. Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum—There is a tree house, a truck converted into a play area, a bank, […]

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GALLERY: Happy Noon Year at Discovery Museum

Kids and their parents enjoyed apple cider and cookies as they decorated party hats and noisemakers for the count down to noon on an early celebration of 2018, at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Sunday. View full image gallery at www.santamariatimes.com.

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Kids, parents ring in the “Noon Year”

By KSBY Staff About 50 eager kids and parents got a head start on celebrating the New Year. They went to the Discovery Museum in Santa Maria to celebrate the New Year early and instead ring in the “Noon Year” at 12:00 p.m. The museum showed a scene from the movie Madagascar that led the crowd […]

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Kids Ring in ‘Noon Year’ at Santa Maria Discovery Museum

Annual event lets children noisily celebrate New Year’s without staying up late By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor | @JaneneScully | December 31, 2017 | 5:45 p.m. Equipped with their recently-assembled noisemakers, youths enthusiastically rang in the new year with a noontime celebration at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Sunday. Approximately 200 people filled the Santa Maria museum […]

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Museums Score Big with Chumash Tournament

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians share stories of the five Santa Barbara County museums who received funding from the Chumash Charity Golf Classic.

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Allan Hancock College joins the Santa Maria Public Library and Discovery Museum to provide free makerspace projects

BY KASEY BUBNASH Creativity is not bound by age, race, or socio-economic background at Allan Hancock College, the Santa Maria Public Library, and the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, where free events called “makerspaces” give all locals the opportunity to learn new skills through making. From simple arts and crafts projects to computer coding and […]

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Chumash Golf Classic a Winner for 5 County Museums

Members of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee and Team Chumash join representatives from five area museums. (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians) SOURCE: VERONICA V. SANDOVAL FOR THE SANTA YNEZ BAND OF CHUMASH INDIANS Charity tournament brings in $120,000 The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has announced that its 13th annual […]

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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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