Get tickets for the Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle

One lucky family’s wish will come true this December, thanks to the Discovery Museum’s $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle!

Will it be yours?

The family that wins our raffle will get $1,000 to spend anywhere their hearts desire. The funds raised through the raffle will help support the musuem’s operational costs and provide affordable, accessible educational programming and events to all families in the community.

Raffle tickets cost $20 each or $100 for six, and they are currently on sale at the museum. We’ll also be launching sales online Nov. 28, Black Friday, so check our Facebook page,, soon for more information.

Runner-up prizes include a Discovery Museum birthday party, a $25 gift card to the JC Penney shoe department, a $10 gift certificate to The Bookworm, a $10 gift certificate to Leisuretime Games, a beautiful handmade shoulder bag, and more.

Jolly old St. Nicholas (a.k.a. Santa) will draw the winning ticket on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. during our annual Morning with Santa event. The day will start at 10 a.m. with cookie decorating and Christmas list writing, which will be followed by crafts, games, and photo opportunities with Santa.

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is located at 705 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.


Amy Asman Blasco, program director for the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, wrote this week’s Discovery Corner, a weekly column in the Sun highlighting events, science activities, and more. Send comments to [email protected].

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