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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum to Host Summer Camps | Local News

Children ages 8 to 12 on the Central Coast can attend the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Summer Science Camps in June and July.

The museum will host two camps – the Space Explorers Camp and the Discovery STEAM Camp.

During space camp, kids will have the chance to learn about black holes, constellations, the solar system, and more through activities under the museum’s state-of-the-art sky ceiling. During the science, technology, engineering, art and math camp, children will create volcanic eruptions and create escape rooms, among other activities.

“Our summer camp program offers a wide range of STEAM-inspired activities designed to excite and educate children of all ages,” said Amy Iliff, Operations Coordinator.

Space Explorer Camps will be held June 20-24 and July 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon. STEAM Discovery Camps will be available June 27-July 1 and July 18-22, also from 9 a.m. to noon.

Both camps cost $125 for museum members and $150 for non-members. Registration can be done at

Located at 705 S. McClelland St., the Discovery Museum offers 13,000 square feet of “touch please” exhibits, weekly programs and special events designed to help children explore the Santa Maria Valley, the Earth and beyond. The museum is open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 805-928-8414.