The Children’s Discovery Center of the Central Coast (CDCCC) is a grassroots corporation which was founded in September of 2019. Our 501c(3) status was approved on November 12, 2019 and we are beginning our fundraising to make this vision a reality. The CDCCC’s mission is to create a large scale museum like a Discovery Center (big enough to accommodate a dinosaur on loan from an L.A. museum if we have the opportunity!) to reach the youth of the Central Coast and to bring historical, cultural and scientific hands-on experiences to them. Too often our youth must travel south to Santa Barbara or L.A. or 3-4 hours north to San Francisco for these kinds of experiences.
The CDCCC will gear it's exhibits towards families with toddlers to junior high age youth. It will also provide opportunities for school groups from kindergarten to 6th grade to visit. Our aim is for all youth to be actively engaged in experiences that excite and energize them. We hope to make the Children’s Discovery Center of the Central Coast a brick and mortar showpiece for the Central Coast and attract families from far-away cities.
Exhibits that you would find at the Children's Discovery Center of the Central Coast would be:
Multicultural and historical exhibit which will house rotating exhibits to provide a glimpse into history
Treehouse Exhibit with cement treehouses, rope bridges, and many areas to climb and explore
Outdoor Exhibit with a rocky creek for outdoor play and a hydroponic garden
Science Exhibit with a water area, bubbles, pneumatic tubes, spinning areas and more
Preschool Exhibit with a pretend play market, kitchen and restaurant
Arts & Crafts Exhibit with cabinets filled with many different arts and crafts projects
Sand Room Exhibit which will provide a zen like environment with classical music and many containers to play with sand
Climb-On Exhibit which will house a life size object to climb on such as a tractor, plane or ambulance
In addition to these exhibits, the CDCCC will also have a gift shop and a restaurant for visitors to take home a souvenir or get some refreshments.
Currently, we are in the process of raising money to make this vision a reality. We hope to receive your support in donating to this project. To learn more about our vision, visit our website at cd-ccc.org