Get ready for the holidays with the Discovery Museum!

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The holidays are just around the corner, and the Discovery Museum is ready for them. We have lots of fun educational programming planned for the week of Thanksgiving:

• We’ll be making Native American headdresses on Super Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a brown paper bag and any extra decorations you’d like to put on your headdress.

• For Tuesday Tales on Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m., we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving with Arthur from the popular children’s book series.

• On Nov. 26 at 10:45 a.m., our Preschool Patrollers will make Pilgrim hats and enjoy a make-believe Thanksgiving feast.

After you’ve enjoyed your turkey and stuffing, come back to the museum to hang out with that jolly, fat man in the red suit during Morning with Santa on Dec. 13. Starting at 10 a.m., we’ll be leading the kids in various activities, including holiday crafts, cookie decorating, and games. Children will also get to tell Santa what they’d like for Christmas and have their picture taken.

If you can’t make it to the museum that day, don’t worry because we have plenty of other holiday-themed programming planned, such as making Olaf snowmen on Dec. 3 and writing letters to Santa on Dec. 10. Stop by the museum soon for a full calendar of events.

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is at 705 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Amy Blasco, program director for the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, wrote this week’s Discovery Corner, a weekly column in the Sun highlighting events, science activities, and more. 

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