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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Cooks Up Camps for Fun, Education

The organization marks its 20th year with new exhibits, including Catching Air, a ‘new favorite’ for people of all ages By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor A cooking camp set for next week at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum will help youths find out that food can be healthy, tasty and fun. The […]

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DISCOVERY MUSEUM OFFERS FOUR FUN, HANDS-ON SUMMER CAMPS STARTING IN JULY

Santa Maria, Calif. – June 2, 2016 – Children from across the Central Coast will get to program robots, create and perform an original musical, decorate a cake, or create art from around the world at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s four imaginative summer camps starting this July. “The Discovery Museum’s summer camps will inspire […]

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Santa Maria Park Filled with High Flying Fun

By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor | @JaneneScully Hundreds of people on Sunday harvested the Santa Maria Valley’s plentiful spring wind into fun as kites of all shapes and sizes filled the sky above Rotary Centennial Park. Adults and children took their turns at flying during the seventh annual Free Family Kite Festival, organized […]

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Kids enjoy egg hunts across the Central Coast before Easter

By KSBY Staff We’re less than 24 hours away from the Easter holiday, and Easter means egg hunts! Families gathered at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach Saturday afternoon to hunt for candy-filled eggs. There were games, bounce houses, face painting and even a balloon artist. The fun continued at another egg hunt at Laguna […]

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Local children’s author to read, sign books at Discovery Museum

School Notes Jamie Guista jguista@leecentralcoastnews.com Jennifer Bull Mizrahi, author of the new children’s book “Terrible, Terrible Things” will be at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday at 3 p.m. to read her book and sign copies for families. A resident of Arroyo Grande, Bull Mizrahi puts a fresh spin on the classic tale […]

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Children honor life of Central Coast artist and teacher Nat Fast

Children in Santa Maria honored the life of Central Coast artist and teacher Nat Fast Sunday at the Discovery Museum. It was part of the the sixth annual Nat Fast Children’s Art Day. Children and their families came to try their hands at a number of different art projects including painting, drawing, singing and even dancing with professional […]

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Kids Ring In 2016 Early With Noon Year’s Eve

Dave Alley, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Reporter , DaveAlley@kcoy.com SANTA MARIA, Calif. – 2016 arrived early for dozens of kids at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Thursday, as the popular downtown museum held its annual “Noon Year’s Eve” to ring in the new year. “We’re so excited to have our kids and parents […]

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Youths Ring In 2016 At Discovery Museum

By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor Generous helpings of glitter and glue were in use Thursday as dozens of young partiers prepped for the big countdown — to noon. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum again hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youths to ring in 2016, albeit a bit early. A craft […]

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Discovery Museum helps children ring in new year

  After donning newly-made party hats, excited children counted down to noon during a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Thursday. Parents and grandparents got crafty prior to the noon countdown, when they created the hats and party favors at the museum, which hosted the event catering to the younger […]

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Wish fulfillment: Nonprofits throughout the county reveal what they need to continue providing their valuable services

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM Watching the fluffy, feather-like puffs of a dandelion cloud wander over grass is like releasing your wishes into the wind behind the power of belief—and probably some crossed fingers—followed by thoughts of “Please, please, please!” Every year we give our local charity organizations a chance to release their wish lists into the […]

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Discovery Museum’s Lightsaber Lessons Awaken The Force

By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor While some moviegoers stood in line Thursday afternoon, a handful of Star Warsfans undertook epic, enthusiastic and energetic lightsaber battles on behalf of the galaxy. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosted Princess Leia and her Jedi knight Thursday afternoon as some young fans watched — and participated — […]

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Gifts from the heart: For last-minute shoppers there is still time to find a heartfelt, handmade present

BY JOE PAYNE It’s not a pleasant feeling, when December rolls around and you still haven’t made a single holiday gift purchase. It’s a fear that hits you right in the gut, like too much fruitcake. But don’t give up hope just yet, because the Sun has brought you once again the annual Last Minute […]

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Local toy maker donates wooden masterpieces to the Discovery Museum

Santa Maria, Calif. – Nov. 13, 2015 – Kittens sipping milk, bears doing Jumping Jacks, a cow jumping over the moon. A menagerie of wooden animals, people, and other items have taken up residence at the Discovery Museum! Toymaker Gene West and his wife, Patricia, recently donated dozens of his beautiful creations to the Discovery […]

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