DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

 

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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Budding Engineers Discover Robotics at Museum Camp

Santa Maria Valley organization hosts ‘Battle of the Bots’ as summer program’s grand finale By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor | @JaneneScully | With cheers and groans, young engineers showed off their skills by putting their creations to the test Friday afternoon for the culmination of a crash course in robotics. Twenty-one youths participated […]

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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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