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The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Calling All Explorers

Children and adults alike will enjoy this hands-on children’s museum for the littlest visitors to the Santa Maria Valley, with many interactive displays so your children can discover the wonders of the world for themselves. Meanwhile, the 13,000-square-foot Santa Maria Valley Discovery is the only hands-on children’s museum in Santa Barbara County. Kids learn about the origins of local produce, ranching life, and the culture behind the famed Santa Maria Style Barbecue. The museum even features a tar pits zone, a crafts “Creation Station,” “Discovery Diner,” bubble machine, plus a “Pets and Vets” station, and pirate ship experience.

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for kids

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