Adding to its already rich and dynamic weekly programming line up, the Discovery Museum is thrilled to announce that a free, weekly storytime for preschoolers will start on Tuesday, August 30th at the Museum.  “Tuesday Tales” will happen every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and will expose preschoolers and their parents to the fun of books, develop the skills that come with listening to stories, and the opportunities to express themselves by communicating about the stories they hear every week.  Attendees will learn the joy of reading, singing and playing with language in a group setting during “Tuesday Tales” with trained staff who adapt the activities to the age ranges and attention spans of the children in each group.  Some weeks will include puppetry, sing-a-long, craft-making, or dance as part of the story hour. 

            To kick off this great new program, celebrity readers will visit the Museum and read their favorite stories to program participants.  The first VIP reader will be Santa Barbara County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino of the 5th District who will be at the Museum on August 30th with a surprise story.  Each week through September other area leaders will be on hand to share their love of reading. 

“Tuesday Tales,” along with all weekly programs, are included in visitor admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit to see what’s happening every week!  The Museum is located at 705 S. McClelland in Santa Maria and for more information, visit the museum website at or call 805-928-8414.