Tractors, excavators, loaders, motorcycles, taxis, emergency vehicles and even robots are some of the “Mighty Machines” visiting the Discovery Museum on Saturday, December 1 from 11 am to 5 pm.  Children and families will be able to see up close the amazing machines that work for, haul, excite and entertain us every day.  Visitors are invited to put their  imagination in gear and climb on and explore many favorite machines including police cars, ambulances and construction trucks. It will surely be a day that will be remembered for years to come.  This family-friendly event is a sure hit with kids and parents alike, as most of the machines are open for you to climb in and, if you’re lucky, play with some of the moving parts! From Harley’s to tractors, and classic cars to emergency vehicles–we’ll have it all and more.  This amazing day offers children a hands-on opportunity to safely explore unique machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the Santa Maria Valley.

This is a ticketed event and tickets may be purchased securely online by visiting the Discovery Museum website at or by visiting the Museum in person at 705 S. McClelland Street in Santa Maria during normal business hours.  Museum members receive a substantial discount for this event and families that purchase an annual membership on or before December 1st will get two FREE tickets to “Mighty Machines.”  For more information about this event or any of the other events, exhibits or programs of the Discovery Museum send an email to or call 805-928-8414.

The Discovery Museum has been serving kids and families as the ONLY children’s museum in Santa Barbara County for 15 years.  Through unique and diverse hands on exhibits, enrichment programs, camps, classes and special events, the Museum offers learning and exploration for children of all ages.  The Museum is located at 705 S. McClelland in Santa Maria and is open Monday through Saturday with expanded hours every Thursday evening and open from 12-4 on the last Sunday of every month.  For more information, visit the museum website at or call 805-928-8414.