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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

705 South McClelland Street, Santa Maria, California 93454 | (805) 928–8414
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4 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments and Playgrounds & Playspaces
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $
Hours of operation: M-Th 10am-4pm; F/Sa 11am-6pm


4 Reviews for Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

January 10 2017
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Violetwhite_word
"Great museum!"

I've now been to my share of children's museums. This one has an incredible lay-out. It's a huge warehouse so parents can almost see end-to-end, a huge plus for toddler/preschoolers.

The areas were engaging.  No joke, my three-year-old played with an air pressure game for an hour. We also liked the treehouse/pirate ship/reading nook, the cafe, and the Wild West area. This museum has a huge craft section in the middle of the room with lots of fun supplies.

As someone mentioned it is a cell-phone free zone. I used mine to take a couple of photos and that was it. Luckily, museums make for happy kids.

Also, at $6 per person, I thought it was a great value!

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Jade S
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June 15 2012
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Violetwhite_word
"All day play!"

At first glance this "museum" looks very small -- it is really more like many play areas all shoved under one roof.  But when you get started playing you see how much there really is.  My boys played for at least 5 hours.  I had to make them leave!  Even my 10 year old had a blast crafting, building and imagining, yet it was not too old for my 3 year old.  Be fore-warned : This museum asks adults to keep cell phones off and spend time playing.  I was exhausted!

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun with the Family"

More than thirty-five activities with eleven permanent exhibits and many rotating displays means you’ll always find something fun for kids of all ages. Favorites include Shark Tank, Shipwreck, Fish Market, First 5 Garden Infant Playground, Creation Station, andplush “cowches” to rest and relax upon.

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun"

Great place to spend the day with the kids.

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