Two science camps for young people at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum ended Thursday after several days of space discovery and robotics.
The four-day robotics camp, which began on Monday, allowed young people aged 8 to 14 to build and code Premier League Lego robots under the direction and mentorship of the robotics team Spartatronicks from Orcutt Academy and the Astra Club at Righetti High School.
Family members came to the museum on Thursday to watch the five participants’ robots enter a competition at the museum using problem-solving skills.
A few days earlier, young people aged 6 to 10 participated in a space discovery camp from December 20 to 23, with activities such as rocket launching and learning about constellations.
The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is currently only open for special events such as birthdays and school trips, with understaffing preventing a full reopening.
A spokesperson for the museum said they hope to extend opening hours in January.