Children fashion pilgrim hats at Discovery Museum

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A day before Thanksgiving, children at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum crafted pilgrim hats to get in the holiday spirit.

The museum hosted the Thanksgiving-themed event for children visiting the museum with their parents Wednesday morning. The youngsters cut and pasted their creations, sporting their finished products afterward.

While the museum, located at 705 S. McClelland Drive, will be closed today, the facility will reopen Saturday, when it will invite visitors to participate in Science Saturday.

During the science session from 11 a.m. to noon, visitors will participate in a Thanksgiving-themed lesson, learning how soaking turkey bones in vinegar will rubberize the bones, according to a museum spokeswoman.

On Sunday, the museum will host a craft day that will involve Chumash rock art. And, fans of the movie “Frozen” should mark their calendars for Wednesday, when visitors can make their own Olaf the snowman out of marshmallows.

The museum is opened from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 928-8414.

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