Solar Eclipse Viewing Monday Aug 21!
Come experience this rare celestial event at the Discovery Museum from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The eclipse will take place at 10:16 a.m., and a limited supply of complementary viewing glasses will be provided. You will be able to view an 80% solar eclipse—you won’t want to miss it!
R.H. Tesene Day at the Ranch Aug. 27
Come spend a free “Day at the Ranch” in honor of our founder R.H. Tesene and learn to rope cattle, design your own brand, and more Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 from 12 to 4 p.m. Elks Rodeo volunteers will show kids how to rope cattle, there will be plenty of fun ranching-themed crafts and games, and delicious BBQ available for purchase from G Brothers Smokehouse.
MEMBERS NOW RECEIVE 10% OFF AT BEVERLY’S
Thanks to a new partnership with Beverly’s Fabric & Crafts Santa Maria, museum members receive 10% off any in-store purchase. Simply show you SMVDM membership card! Beverly’s is now keeping our CREATION STATION stocked and ready for young artists.
All afternoon weekly programs now begin at 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 18: Fit Friday
Put on your space suit and explore the lunar landscape like an astronaut at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 19: Science Saturday
Experiment with UV-sensitive beads to learn about the sun’s rays and understand the importance of wearing sunscreen at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 20: Super Sunday
From 12 to 4 p.m. get ready for the solar eclipse by making eclipse art with pastels.
Aug. 21: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!
Aug. 22: Tuesday Tales
Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers than run and jump with the other bulls. What happens when this quiet bull is picked for the bullfight in Madrid? Find out at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in “Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf.
Aug. 23: Preschool Patrol
At 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., get in the ranching spirit by making steer masks to get ready for our annual R.H. Tesene Free Day at the Ranch!
Aug. 23: Brain Builders
Think like an architect to build bridges and other forms with K’nex at 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: Passport Thursday
Saddle up for a day at the ranch, where we’ll design our own cattle brands and learn about Santa Maria’s ranching history at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tickets Now On Sale for Night at Museum!
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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Newletters
705 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454