Where do you go to play and learn in Santa Maria?

31,403 children and their families chose the Discovery Museum this year! And YOU made it possible.discovery-child

Your contributions have helped make the Discovery Museum a place where families can depend on high quality exhibits and programs that create precious learning moments, right here in Santa Maria. And as a privately funded museum, your support is the critical link that keeps our facility alive, accessible and affordable for all our families.

Here is what our visitors had to say this year:

“Every one of my kids’ eyes light up even at the suggestion of going here. And it’s a fun time for dad’s day off too! 5 stars without a question, and a thousand times better than tablet games and cartoons!”  Nolan Hughes, Teacher and Parent

“Best place in Santa Maria for children.”  Justin Olmos, Parent

Come and visit our five new exhibits: Discovery Reading Tree, Discovery Farms Produce Truck, Catching Air, Moxie Cafe, and “Recycling is Fun” Kiosk.

Next year, with your support, we will continue to bring fun and dynamic learning experiences to the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County for 20 years: Vandenberg Space Launch Experience, 3D Printing Exhibit, and “How it’s Made” in Santa Maria.

We hope you will consider a year-end gift. Your tax-deductible donation will make a real difference in providing learning moments that can last a lifetime!

Thank you so much for your help.


The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  For more information, visit us online at


Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 928-8414