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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum acquires new musical instruments


The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum recently added two new instruments to its musical library for guests of all ages to enjoy. Thanks to an anonymous donation, two conga drums and a collection of soprano pentatonic freechimes now stand in the museum’s outdoor area, next to the Discovery Farms produce truck.

“We’re so excited to offer more hands-on opportunities for children to play and learn about music,” museum Executive Director Nancy Gastelum said in a press release. “Music supports children’s all-around development and helps shape their skills in concentration, memory, and listening. In a free-play environment, where there are no wrong notes, the experience can lead to a lifelong love of music and music making.”

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is located at 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. Call (805) 928-8414 or visit for more information.

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How should the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District improve its A-G completion rates?

Align graduation requirements with university entrance requirements.
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