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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5122
+1 805-928-8414
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Very Kid Friendly and Hands On!

This is a great place for kids to go and spend time finding out about our area and how certain... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
LisaThompsonkw
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Santa Maria, California
Great for Kids

This is a great place to take kids. There are a lot of things to keep the occupied and interested... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Jeaton8
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“older kids” (2 reviews)
“family fun” (2 reviews)
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705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5122
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+1 805-928-8414
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place for kids to go and spend time finding out about our area and how certain things work. This place is definitely Hands On!

Thank LisaThompsonkw
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a great place to take kids. There are a lot of things to keep the occupied and interested. Good place to spend time with the with children. Fun for everyone.

Thank Jeaton8
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You and the kids or grand-kids will have so much fun!!! There are plenty of things to do, from the reading tree, to activities, to gardening, a bank and a restaurant to play in!

Thank Clarice77
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place to bring the kids and let them explore. We brought our children to the Discovery Museum several times and they loved it.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is a great place to take young children for hours of interactive fun. The museum is set up for play while learning and offers many interactive exhibits that the whole family will enjoy.

Thank Carin W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have been taking my family to the SMV Discovery Museum for years! It's a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. Everything is hands-on. They offer enrichment activities like Preschool Patrol, community events, and annual events. It's the only space in Santa Barbara...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This discovery museum a real gem for Santa Maria. Great for kids with lots of fun activities. A clean, safe environment to spend a few hours!

Thank CentralCoastLady
Reviewed 6 January 2016

There's a craft table where kids can create, play diner, climbing wall, firemen gear, much more that keeps children interested in play for hours.

Thank Yolanda M
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This museum is more geared toward younger children. Ages 3-9 thrive the best. There are several programs depending on which day you go so it's best to look at the website and find out what is featured for that week. It's fairly small, so you...More

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Not much in this town but this museum kept the 8 and 9 year olds busy for hours. Crafts to do and things to play with. There was plenty of help from the staff if needed and they were great.

Thank Pauline H
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