DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

 

Robots take over SM Discovery Museum

July 31, 2015 2:00 am  •  By Jamie Guista Tensions ran high Thursday afternoon as J.D. Collier, 9, and Aiden Lombard, 12, put the finishing touches on their small LEGO robots at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. J.D., on Team Knights with “Robot Mace,” and Aiden, on Team Shockers with an unnamed robot, were […]

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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum gets a new mural with help from The Art Fund, collaborators and volunteers

BY JOE PAYNE A crowd of excited art students and their families joined coordinators and volunteers to unveil the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s new mural on the morning of June 6. The long, high wall at the Discovery Museum displayed the efforts of 20 art students from the Santa Maria Valley’s four public high […]

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Snoopy license plates to benefit California museums

California museums have come up with an interesting way to get support. The museums are encouraging people to buy Snoopy license plates with the money going toward the museums. The plate features a reproduction of the beagle of “Peanuts” fame and the phrase “Museums are for Everyone.” The first 7,500 people to purchase them will […]

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Teen Artists Go to the Wall to Create New Mural for Exterior of Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Nearly 2 dozen youths create panels depicting various museum exhibits as part of Arts Fund mentorship program By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor | @JaneneScully A close-up look at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum exhibits inspired a teen-designed mural now adorning an outside wall on the building. Created through an Arts Fund program, the mural […]

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Science, fun at Discovery Museum in Santa Maria

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Discovery Museum’s kite festival takes flight

Santa Maria’s winds were welcome Sunday as hundreds of kites took flight during the annual Discovery Museum Kite Festival at Rotary Centennial Park. “It’s just such a beautiful day. At noon the wind kicked up and the kites went into the air,” said Discovery Museum executive director Chris Slaughter. The event featured live music by […]

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Colorful kites fill the air over Centennial Park

  Families covered the grass at Rotary Centennial Park while kites filled the skies above Sunday at the sixth annual Family Kite Festival sponsored by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Younger children laughed and clapped as kites of all shapes and sizes danced in the brisk breeze that swept across the park on South […]

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Thousands show up for kite festival in Santa Maria

The winds helped kites fly high over the skies of Santa Maria Sunday. Hundreds of kites filled the skies over the city for the Discovery Museum’s kite festival. Along with flying their own kites, people could watch professional flying demonstrations. Volunteers with the Discovery Museum were also on hand to teach people about the science […]

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The Discovery Museum welcomes families to the Kite Festival

By Joe Payne Santa Maria’s gusty winds usually results in bent palm trees and the occasional downed eucalyptus, but the powerful currents that sweep across the flat valley also inspired the beginning of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s Free Family Kite Festival six years ago. The annual event brings local families, organizations, businesses, and […]

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KSBY Kite Festival Commercial 2015

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Free Family Kite Festival

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Fit Fridays at the Discovery Museum

  As a way for families to stay active in the new year, the Discovery Museum recently launched Fit Fridays, when visitors are invited to participate in dynamic, educational fitness programs. This past Friday, Vicki Forman from Yoga for Mankind led participants in a family yoga session. Other activities have included a lesson on the […]

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Children to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Queen Elsa and Olaf at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Royalty is coming to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum this weekend! Thanks to a partnership between the museum and A Wish Your Heart Makes, Frozen’s Queen Elsa and her beloved sidekick, Olaf the Snowman, are making a special trip from the beautiful land of Arendelle to visit with local families this Valentine’s Day. Starting […]

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Children celebrate legacy of Nat Fast at Discovery Museum

A celebration of a local artist’s legacy drew an estimated 300 children and parents to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for a day of painting, sculpting singing and dancing Sunday. Professional artists shared their talents with the scores of young people who packed the museum for the fifth annual Nat Fast Children’s Arts Day, […]

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