Night at the Museum is next weekend!

You’re cordially invited to a magical evening to raise funds for museum programs and a Vandenberg Launch Experience for kids!

We are also seeking live and silent auction treasures for the event.  We hope you will consider donating a fun item that brings attention to your business and helps us raise much-needed funds for your favorite programs!

Click here for sponsor, ticket and auction donation information


Weekly Programs

Brain Builders is now offered Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 15: Fit Friday

Fit Friday

Help us plant a fall garden and get some delicious and nutritious recipes to take home at 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 16: Science Saturday

At 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. bring an empty milk jug or soda bottle to the Discovery Museum to turn into a small garden!

Sept. 16: Bookmaking with Beryl at 2 p.m.

Children’s book author/illustrator Beryl Reichenberg will show families how to make pop-out kitten books!

Sept. 17: Sunday Funday

This week’s art is inspired by our buzzing pollinators. From noon to 4 p.m. cut and color honey comb, construct an egg carton honey bee, or make up your own creation!

Sept. 19: Tuesday Tales

A mouse, bluebird, squirrel, fox, and deer are enjoying blackberries until Bear stops by for his share of the fruit in “Blackberry Banquet” by Terry Pierce, which we’ll read at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Preschool Patrol

Forest animal story stones are a fun way to develop your little one’s literacy skills. Make some at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Passport Thursday

Passport Thursday

Put your foraging and crafting skills to the test at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. when we learn about mushroom hunting in France.

Sept. 21: Brain Builders

We’ll continue honing our computer programming skills with a blindfolding game and clay (yes, blindfolds and clay!) at 3:30 p.m.





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.


Photo of the Week

One of our young artists made a honey bear tree! What can you make?

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