Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Santa Maria

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The Discovery Museum is fun for all ages, with “please touch” exhibits and programs that explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond. Climb the Mission to Mars rock wall, dig for fossils in the Discovery Tar Pits and flee from pirates on a giant ship…but look out for whales and those pesky seagulls! Saddle up and ride through a history of our valley, make your own family brand, plant a backyard garden and let your imagination run wild at the Creation Station. Come play and learn at the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County for 20 years! Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Tuesday Tales- read along with tales of fun and adventure

Tuesday, 11 am and 3 pm

Preschool Patrol- craft, play, think, eat, build

Wednesday, 11 am and 3 pm

Passport Thursday- explore traditions different from your own

Thursday, 11am and 3 pm

Science Saturday- participate in a fun science experiment

Saturday, time varies. Check our calendar at smvdiscoverymuseum.org

Super Sunday- enjoy something special and unique

12 - 4
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  • My grandkids love it! We have seven grandkids from 1 - 11 years old, and there was something for everyone to do. The craft room was a hit for the older ones, but I think they enjoy all the areas... 
    My grandkids love it! We have seven grandkids from 1 - 11 years old, and there was something for everyone to do. The craft room was a hit for the older ones, but I think they enjoy all the areas...  more »
  • My grandson always enjoys going to the museum when he comes up to visit, engaging in the different activities. I think $6 per person is a little pricy. 
    My grandson always enjoys going to the museum when he comes up to visit, engaging in the different activities. I think $6 per person is a little pricy.  more »
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  • I booked the museum for my daughter's birthday party and it was amazing. We all had a great time, lots of fun... and it was more than we expected. The staff was beyond helpful with all logistics and decorations. Highly recommended!!!
  • The 5 year old and 3 year old LOVED it. And it is not so huge as to overwhelm us or them

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