Witches and goblins, and snowmen, oh my!

Get ready for Batty Ball 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

Oct 14: Science Discovery

Science Discovery

Learn how to make recycled paper with friends from the Santa Maria Utilities Dept. Science Discovery program at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Oct 14: Bookmaking with Beryl

Beryl Reichenberg, a local children’s book author and illustrator, will show families how to make a cute bat book for Halloween at 2 p.m.

Oct. 15: Sunday Funday    

Make a paper apple good enough to eat (just kidding)! from 12 to 4 p.m.

Oct. 17: Tuesday Tales

It’s time for winter hibernation! The sweet rhyming text of Michelle Meadows’s “Hibernation Station” will have kids dreaming about what it’s like to hibernate, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: Preschool Patrol

Preschool Patrol

Repurpose nature’s bounty into an adorable pine cone owl at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 19: Passport Thursday

This week we’re traveling to India at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to celebrate Diwali!

Oct. 19: Brain Builders

Kids of all ages—and adults!—are invited to explore fun hands-on science activities at 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 20: Fit Friday

Pump up your muscles for some fun pumpkin weightlifting and 11 a.m. and 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.


Photo of the Week

Our Brain Builders creating bridges using noodles and marshmallows!

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