Planting Station

The Santa Maria Valley is famous for its fertile soil. We aren’t just strawberries in this valley, though they are the yummiest! Plantel keeps the Museum stocked with valley vegetable transplants through all the planting seasons. Broccoli, cauliflower, red lettuce, and celery are just a few of the cash crops nourishing our valley economy. So […]

USS Discovery

Heads up while driving the USS Discovery! Coastal birds and pelagic birds are flying above, and who knows what they had for lunch? Splerd, splat, and splood can be found all around. Learn more about birds’ diets, altitude of flight, and sizes. But don’t forget to strap on your life jacket—safety first!

Walking Piano

Make “sole” music by walking, dancing, and even exercising on the giant interactive keyboard! Learn how to read simple sheet music and to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” or make your own harmonious melodies, just like Tom Hanks in the movie BIG. Special thanks to the family of founding board member, Mark Stone, who donated […]

Mission to Mars Rock Wall

  Secure your space suits! We’re about to step foot on the the fourth planet from the Sun, Mars. Watch for craters as you climb the rock wall and expand your understanding of our universe.  

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