Learn to rope cattle, line dance and more at the Discovery Museum’s Free Family Day at the Ranch

Posted in: Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Special Events

Santa Maria, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Central Coast children and their families will get to spend a free “Day at the Ranch” learning to rope cattle, line dance, and more at the Discovery Museum this Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

This free community day is in honor of our founder, R.H. Tesene, a well-known real estate investor and entrepreneur in the Santa Maria Valley. Mr. Tesene’s generous donation allowed us to move into the much larger space on McClelland Street 12 years ago, and his BBQ Hall of Fame is a popular fixture in the museum.

BBQ Hall of Fame

“R.H. Tesene Day is a very special day for the Discovery Museum because we get to say thanks to our community for supporting us and to the Tesene family for helping us move into our fantastic location on McClelland Street,” Program Director Amy Blasco said. “Without R.H., the museum wouldn’t be where it is today, both in terms of location and exhibits and programming.”

We will celebrate Mr. Tesene’s legacy by opening our doors to the public free of charge. Elks Rodeo volunteer Chuck Glines will show kids how to rope cattle like a pro and Vanessa Robertson from Central Coast Country Dance will teach them how to do “The Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and other line dancing favorites. There will also be plenty of fun ranching-themed crafts and games.

After hanging out at the BBQ Hall of Fame, make sure to check out our newest exhibit, the Discovery Museum reading tree house!

On the Tractor

Located at 705 S. McClelland St., the Discovery Museum is fun for all ages, with 13,000 square feet of “please touch” exhibits, weekly programs and special events that explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Discover the power of play at the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County for the past 20 years!

For more information, visit smvdiscoverymuseum.org or call (805) 928-8414.

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