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Weekly Programs

Brain Builders will now be on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.


Sept. 1: Fit Friday

What do plants need to live? Kids will answer that question while participating in a fun, seed-planting relay race at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m

Sept. 2: Science Saturday

At 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., get an up-close view of the parts of a soybean during our seed dissection lab!

Sept. 3: Sunday Funday

From noon to 4 p.m, turn your favorite fruit or vegetable into a simple stick puppet for creative storytelling.

Sept. 5: Tuesday Tales

Author-illustrator G. Brian Karas describes the preparation and work of a truck farmer, a cheese maker, and a mushroom grower in “On the Farm, At the Market,” which we’ll read at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 6: Preschool Patrol

Preschool Patrol Craft

Egg cartons aren’t just for holding eggs. You can make all kinds of farm animals out of them at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 7: Brain Builders

How many drops of water can fit on a penny? How about a dime or a quarter? Test your hypothesis and learn about water tension at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 7: Passport Thursday

At 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., travel to Thailand and other Asian countries to discover how rice is grown and make mosaics inspired by the grain.




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.



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