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Fire Station

STOP, DROP and ROLE PLAY! Transform into a local hot-shot by layering yourself in real fireman gear from head to toe. Unravel the hose, extinguish imaginative flames and be a hero!

BBQ Hall of Fame

Put on some cowboy boots and a hat and discover the world-famous Santa Maria barbecue. Visit R.H. Tesene’s BBQ Hall of Fame and find your favorite family brand, then sit down and sketch your own!

Rancho Pasquini

Filled with artifacts associated with a working barn, children can take a ride through our the history of our valley and learn about bits, belt buckles, and barn tools. They say nothing runs like a Deere, a John Deere Tractor that is! This big green machine has been working the Museum floor since our inception.


Part of the Our Valley exhibit, you can settle into the bunkhouse for a game of checkers or to play the harmonica while exploring one of our Discovery Boxes available for check out at the front desk. If you are part of the younger set, saddle up a rocking horse and ride while the grown-ups sit by the […]

celestial ceiling land

Celestial Ceiling

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Tot Spot

Kids ages 0 to 3 will enjoy this space created just for them, shielded from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the museum. There is plenty of room for crawling and exploring, age-appropriate toys and blocks to promote tactile learning and fine-motor skills, and chairs for parents to sit and watch their little […]

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Space Launch Astronaut

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Wilma the Whale

Big Blue, our blue whale, is more than fun and games.  You will learn all kinds of whale facts  in our interactive touch screen video and migration game.  At the end of your Big Blue journey, slide through her baleen and find your way into Discovery Cove safely beneath the pier while listening to Big […]

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Big Bank

Sponsored by Coast Hills Federal Credit Union, this exhibit is sure to leave an everlasting impression in the minds of future economists! Role play as a bank teller, check your account with an ATM card, put some money in the bank at a convenient drive through window or play a few interactive games which highlight […]

Discovery Explorers! Wilma the Whale

Learn about whales and ocean life!

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