Discovery Cube

The Science of Fun

Parker and Jennifer Jacobs and their kids visited Discovery Cube (formerly called Discovery Science Center) in Santa Ana for the first time. See what they thought and discover science through their eyes!

Discovery Cube

As your Surf City Family correspondents, we went on our first trip to the Discovery Cube Orange County! We knew Science could be interesting, but we didn’t know it could be so fun! We enjoyed the experience as much as the kids as we explored dinosaurs, rocketry, The Anaheim Ducks “Science of Hockey” exhibit, built with Legos*, stood in a wind tunnel, and much more! Three hours slipped by in what felt like a few minutes.

Discovery Cube OC | Rocket

Though more crowded than we expected for a Wednesday morning (there were several field trip and preschool groups), it was easy to go from exhibit to exhibit with self-guided information boards and plenty of helpers around to answer questions. Our kids moved along at a fairly quick pace, wanting to see (and touch!) everything, but it would have been just as fun to go in and focus all our time on one exhibit while saving the rest for another day. This, plus ever changing feature exhibits, make the season pass a great investment.

Discovery Cube | Surf City Family

When asked what their favorite part was, our ten year-old changed his mind from the interactive dinosaur hunt, to the computerized grocery store, to the Race to Recycle game. Our eight year-old said his favorite was, “Everything!” With happy responses like that to a quality, hands-on educational experience, you can bet we’ll go back!


LEGO Travel Adventure and National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers are both included in general admission fees. Tickets can be purchased at Discovery Cube OC or online at General admissions prices are as follows: adult ($16.95), senior ($12.95), and children ages 3-14 ($12.95).

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