DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

 

‘Catching Air’ launches at the Discovery Museum

SANTA MARIA, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District invite one and all to come celebrate the launch of the “Catching Air” exhibit at a special Science Saturday at the Museum on December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. During […]

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Children experiment with science at Discovery Museum

By Krista Chandler When children and their families showed up at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for Science Saturday, they probably didn’t expect to get soaked by exploding water and liquid nitrogen, or to freeze hot dogs and marshmallows. Students from Hancock College’s physics department conducted various science experiments with the children Saturday morning […]

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Energy Partners Fund Awards $80,000 to STEM Programs

The Energy Partners Fund, a committee advised fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation, awarded $80,000 to educational programs and organizations focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grants were presented recently at Presqu’ile Winery in Orcutt. The Energy Partners are a diverse mix of oil and gas companies, local businesses and community organizations […]

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Discovery Museum’s Moxie Café, Nutrition Expedition launch event promotes healthy lifestyles for children and families

Children of all ages will cook up an assortment of healthy snacks, both imaginary and real, this Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s launch event for its farm-to-table exhibit, the Moxie Café, and the third year of Kohl’s free Nutrition Expedition. This free, family-friendly event, which runs from noon to 4 […]

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Pyjama Drama “rides the bus” to Santa Maria

Krista Chandler kchandler@leecentralcoastnews.com Young children from the Santa Maria Valley hopped on an imaginary bus to improvised fun Friday morning, part of Pyjama Drama, a drama class that mixes imagination with creativity. Friday’s Pyjama Drama was the first round of classes for children 6 months to 7 years old in Santa Maria, hosted at the […]

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Hobnobbing with Helen at “Night at the Museum”

Hobnobbing with Helen BY HELEN ANN THOMAS Remember the days when the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum featured a big tank with a small shark and other marine life? Remember the snake (not my favorite) and some lizards and iguanas (which I miss)? The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, under the direction of Executive Director […]

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Learn to rope cattle, line dance and more at the Discovery Museum’s Free Family Day at the Ranch

Santa Maria, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Central Coast children and their families will get to spend a free “Day at the Ranch” learning to rope cattle, line dance, and more at the Discovery Museum this Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. This free community day is in honor of our founder, […]

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New Features Brewing at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Minutes before doors open at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, a handful of families were already lining up in front of the building, excited to spend their Saturday morning testing out some new features the site had been working on for the past several months. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum had some exhibitions […]

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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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