Holiday Open House and Artists’ Reception

Sunday, December 3, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Santa Maria Natural History Museum reopens, bringing students, adults closer to natural world | Santa Maria Valley Business Spotlight

Oct 17, 2021 (Updated Oct 18, 2021)

For more than 20 years, the Santa Maria Natural History Museum has brought the sights and sounds of our region’s natural beauty closer to children and adults who don’t have the same immersive relationship with nature as previous generations.

Virginia Souza, board secretary and museum founder, started the museum with her mother to honor her father, who was born in 1921 and grew up when Santa Maria was a much smaller, more rural town filled with farms and open fields.

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