Save the date: Batty Ball is Oct. 29!

Boys and ghouls of all ages can get into the spooky spirit by having their faces painted, decorating pumpkins, making Halloween crafts, playing games and more from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. And take your Halloween costumes for a test drive in the Discovery Museum’s “Gone Batty” Costume Contest for a chance to win some cool prizes! Event is included with the price of admission or free to members.


Weekly Programs

Sept. 29: Fit Friday

Science Saturday

“Musical Forest” puts a woodsy spin on the beloved children’s game Musical Chairs. Come play with us at 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 30: Science Saturday

This STEM activity at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. challenges kids to build their own irrigation system using household materials.

Oct. 1: Sunday Funday    

Celebrate Fall by making a craft stick scarecrow from 12 to 4 p.m.

Oct. 3: Tuesday Tales

Grab a partner and dosey-doe at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. to Bill Martin Jr.’s beloved classic, “Barn Dance.”

Oct. 4: Preschool Patrol

Preschool Patrol

Little ones will love mixing acorns and marbles to make a beautiful Autumn necklace at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 5: Passport Thursday

This week we’re traveling to Israel at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to learn about Sukkot, the Festival of Tabernacles, and to make beautiful paper apples!

Oct. 5: Brain Builders

Kids of all ages—and adults!—are invited to explore the science of sound by making some simple musical instruments at 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 6: Fit Friday

Use your imagination and some colorful scarves and balls to play the fun, seasonal game “Falling Leaves and Acorns” and 11 a.m. or 2:30 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.


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