Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum – Santa Maria, California

Learning Moments Made Fresh Daily!

The Discovery Museum is fun for all ages, with “please touch” exhibits and programs that explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond. Blast off to space in the Vandenberg Launch Experience, climb the Mission to Mars rock wall, dig for fossils in the Discovery Tar Pits and flee from pirates on a giant ship… But look out for whales and those pesky seagulls! Saddle up and ride through a history of our valley, make your own family brand, plant a backyard garden and let your imagination run wild at the Creation Station and new Central Coast Makerspace.

Come play and learn at the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County for over 20 years!

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Physical Address

705 S. McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Admission **

Adults (13+): $7
Children (2-12): $7
Children Under 2: Free

Military Admission: Adults free, kids are $6. Must show active military ID upon arrival.

Hours **

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Closed Mondays for maintenance

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