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 […]

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!

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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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