Welcome to Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum!




While visiting the museum we want your experience to be the best it can be! So here are a few tips for your trip:


There is no food allowed inside, however, we are located within a very short walking distance of the Santa Maria Town Center Mall. There are many great places there to grab a bite to eat! Or, enjoy your lunch on our grassy area outside with a blanket.


Your museum admission is good all day long! Just make sure to get your hand stamped on your way out the door if you are planning on coming back the same day.


At the museum, we have an exhibit called "Tide and Seek." This space is designated specifically for our 3 and under crowd. It's soft and padded so your little ones can stay safe and enjoy their time with us. Please remember to remove shoes before entering into this space, and please help us enforce the age restrictions for the safety of our smallest visitors. Thanks!



We hope you have a wonderful time at the Discovery Museum. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions on how we can improve your experience!



Tuesdays 10-5

Tuesday Tales 3


Wednesdays 10-5

Preschool Patrol 10:45


Thursdays 10-5

Passport Thursday 11


Fridays 10-5


Saturdays 10-5

Science Saturday


Sundays 12-4


Mondays CLOSED

open for field trips


805-928-8414 705 S. McClelland St. programs@smdiscoverymuseum.org