DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

 

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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Celebrate Philanthropy: Diane Adam honored for work at Discovery Museum

By Suzanne Farwell For the Santa Barbara Foundation Diane Adam is the kind of person who sees beyond herself to focus on the needs of others. She is forthright, honest and takes commitments seriously. Her dancing blue eyes take in everything. As anyone visiting the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum will attest, she loves bringing […]

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Hobnobbing with Helen: A Night at the Museum

BY HELEN ANN THOMAS Wow! What a cool thing to do. I’m not talking about the mermaid with a purple whatever, perched on a platform, or the medley of exquisite mini-desserts and the made-onsite beignets from Chef Rick. (Well, to be fair, these were all cool, too.) I’m talking about the science exhibits at the […]

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Hancock College starts up new mentorship program

By Jamie Guista Aside from taking classes, some Hancock College students now have the opportunity to work toward their careers in another unique fashion — through forming bonds with various leaders in the community. The college officially launched a pilot mentor program Wednesday night that pairs 11 students with one college faculty, staff or administration member, […]

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Discovery Museum’s spooktacular Batty Ball offers families a fun, safe place to celebrate Halloween!

Santa Maria, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Superheroes, witches, princesses and all other kinds of fantastical characters will make their way to the Discovery Museum Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. for the organization’s annual Batty Ball. Boys and ghouls of all ages will get into the spooky spirit by decorating pumpkins, […]

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Superheroes Vanquish the Heat at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Fun Run

Superheroes of all sizes and ages donned their capes and other gear Sunday morning to converge on the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for a unique mission: Have fun while getting fit. [Click here for a related Noozhawk photo gallery.] The Discovery Museum’s second Super Hero Fun Run/Walk lured approximately 100 participants decked out in various costumes. […]

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Best Museum/Learning Center by Santa Maria Sun Readers!

Santa Barbara County is not wanting for fantastic museums, bit it’s the county’s only children’s museum, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, that beat out all the others for the top spot.  It’s because the museum serves as a backbone of the Santa Maria Valley and the surrounding areas, namely families, that the museum is […]

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