The Natural History Museum hosts 4 special events each year. Below is a list of upcoming events and previous fundraising events. If you have any questions about becoming a vendor, sponsorship information for any of our upcoming events please do not hesitate to contact us! Contact us here.
List of upcoming special events:
April 21st: Grand ReOpening of the Natural History Museum and 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration.
June: Summer Solstice Festival
Celebrate Winter Solstince!
Come caroling with us and visit with Santa at the Natural History Museum as we celebrate the Winter Solstice! We’ll have a wide variety of vendors for your holiday shopping, entertainment, fun family activites, raffle prizes and refreshments.
All monsters welcome!!
Join us at the Natural History Museum for a fun FREE family friendly Monster Mash. Visit with our vendors for a safe trunk or treat. There will be entertainment and refreshments. Enter our pie eating contest, costume contest and submit your pre carved pumpkins for our carved pumpkin contest.
Children ages 5 and under, 6 to 9 and 10 to 12.
Adults 13 and over.
Prizes will be awarded for each costume category in boy and girl costumes: spookiest, funniest and most creative.
Pie eating contest in each age category: fastest pie slinger
Carved Pumpkin categories are: most adorable, most creative, scariest, silliest, and most unique.
Summer Solstice Festival:
Please join us for the 3rd annual Summer Solstice Festival at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria on Saturday, June 17th from 11am to 4pm. We’re located at 412 S McClelland St. near the Town Center Mall. Come help us kick off the start of Summer at this fun family friendly community event.
There will be vendor booths along with games, raffle prizes and entertainment. Take a tour around our Native Garden and listen to our guest speaker presentations. Experience the thrill of the 4D Seat Shaking Home Theater Entertainment System Trailer from Smith’s Alarms. Join the Hula Hooping Contest with HoopWorks.
Please bring your spare change to help us launch the 2017/2018 Penny Project. Our goal is to raise $10,000. with your support, we can continue to grow the Natural History Museum’s educational outreach programs and provide much needed signage for our beautiful Native Garden.
Refreshments will also be available for those who attend. As always, there is FREE admission.
Earth Day Celebration:
Come enjoy the fun at the 17th annual Earth Day Celebration at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria on Saturday, April 22nd from 11am to 4pm. We’re located at 412 S McClelland St. near the Town Center Mall. Help us honor Mother Earth and raise awareness for our community and the planet. As always, there is FREE admission.
Community Bank of Santa Maria, CIO Solutions, Utility Telecom, Smith’s Alarms & Electronics, O’Connor Pest Control, Leadership Fumigation, Kiwanis (night time club) of Santa Maria, Norwex, All Things Green Living, Kohl’s, Rabobank, CenCal Web Design, the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Dept. and Utilities Dept., Starbucks, Local Copies, etc., Mega 97.1, Noble Productions, and a Class Act Entertainment.