Ignite, Inspire, Empower

November, 2018

Our sympathy and hearts go out to all those impacted by the tragic events in Thousand Oaks and our neighboring communities.  

We hope that the holidays provide you time to reflect, recovery and rediscover all that is important to you and your families. 

The Discovery Center is extremely thankful for all our volunteers, partners and supporters.


The DC Helps Kick Off TOARTS New Program "Art with Heart"

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology enjoys the opportunity to partner with other non-profits focused on similar missions.

We were fortunate to help kick off TOARTS "Art With Heart" program by putting on a community event - "The Science Behind the Arts".

Over 150 people enjoyed hands-on science and art!

The DC Brings its 
11th Year of 
"Science Everyone Can Understand" Programming with Our
Science Speaker Series

Next Up:

January 17, 2019
"How Opioid Addiction Changes the Brain"
David Shirinyan Ph.D., Santa Monica College

Thank you to Dr. Dick Elsley for his volunteer-leadership of this program and all our volunteers and supporters that make this community-based program possible.

Thank you to community program supporters.



It's our Fifth Season of Family Science Nights in Santa Paula

Our first Santa Paula Family Science Night (5th season) was a huge success. 

Our young adult volunteers are amazing!

Alexis, in the top picture, brought the generator she designed and built with 3D cut pieces to show to the kids. It was a project for her Physics class at Oxnard College. 

Sean came out to FSN from Villanova to share his passion for computers. He loves to share information about deconstructed computers to give people insight into computer design. 

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The DC Begins Partnership with Thousand Oaks' Safe Passage program

The Discovery Center is pleased to announce our partnership with Thousand Oaks' Safe Passage.  Safe Passage programs focus on two densely populated micro-communities characterized by a high concentration of gang recruitment and crime. The program assists the target community's youth population in navigating through the critical gang recruitment and grooming years (ages 5 through 12).  We can't wait to share Science and Technology fun and learning with the Safe Passage elementary-age kids!

The DC Out and About in the Community

CSUCI Science Carnival - November 2018

DCTeens working the pencil lead light bulb station.

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TOARTS "Art with Heart" Boo@Kavli - October 2018

The Discovery Center at Boo @ Kavli.   #artwithheart #toarts


KCLU Science Friday Live - October 2018

Thank you to KCLU and their amazing supporters for allowing The Discovery Center be a part of the Science Friday Live pre-show science fair. 

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TO Street Fair - October 2018

DCTeens sharing STEAM learning opportunities and making UV bead bracelets. 


Ladera STARS Earth and Space Night - October 2018

It was out of this world!  Planetarium shows and hands-on Earth and Space activities for the Ladera families.

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California County Superintendents Educational Services Association - October 2018

Congratulations to Stan Mantooth, Discovery Center Board Member, for receiving the 2018 Champion Award from the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.


YMCA Reach for the STARS Gala - September 2018

A great night celebrating John and Karen Bradley at the YMCA Reach for the Stars gala. 


VC STEM Awards - September 2018

Congratulations  Kristin Majda  for receiving VC STEM Champion and Radical awards for your dedication, enthusiasm and everyday involvement in STEAM education.


Santa Paula Family Science Night Teen Training - September 2018

120 local high school students ready to mentor elementary students at the upcoming science nights!

Thank you to Santa Paula Unified School District for being an incredible community partner.


DCTeens Board - August 2018

Congratulations to our new DCTeens Board - Shloka, Veda, Joshna, Benecia, Akash and Mikayla. Working together with Paul and Matthew, volunteer adult DCTeens leaders, this coming year is packed with professional speakers, cool science, volunteer opportunities, food and fun.


The DC Portable Planetarium at Casa Pacific - August 2018

Thank you to Casa Pacifica for having The DC out to share our new portable planetarium with their youth residents and staff.  

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Thank you to our Space Fair Supporters
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