Posts Tagged ‘Discovery Science Center’
I’m always looking for fun stuff to do with the kiddos and it’s no secret The Discovery Science Center is one of our favorite spots! We were invited to check out the new Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit.
The kiddos were just giddy to get inside! Can you see the excitement on Cora Jane’s face!? She is VERY into Dora. So much so, that I may or may not have accused them of using subliminal messages in some way shape or form.
The exhibit is hands-on-fun. I got to follow Cy around while my hubby hung out with the big kids. It was awesome to watch him discover everything on his own. Though the exhibit is geared for 3-8 year-olds (in my opinion), he was able to find lots to do at each station. The maze below was a big hit with him…
How was I able to hang out with Cy??
Everything was really fun and the pirate ship was a huge hit with Eli!
The Dora and Diego – Let’s Explore! is fun fun fun. I recommend going if you have little ones. It was super interactive just like the Sesame Street one last year. There is so much to do it would be perfect for a one on one day. The exhibit will run from January 28th- – May 6th and is included in the regular ticket price (adult – $14.95, children 12.95). For loads of info about each part of the Dora & Diego exhibit click here.
Of course we have to do our regular Discovery Science Center stuff…
Last night we were invited to the grand opening of Discovery Science Center’s STAR WARS: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit.
It was awesome.
Like a must see for Star Wars fans.
The kiddos were a little excited…
In case you were wondering, I did stop off at Old Navy on the way so the kiddos would have Star Wars Tees…
We got to see life size characters and LOADS of artifacts from the movies. Each display had a written explanation along with phone-like audio commentary gadgets…
The exhibit was very interactive with a drivable hover craft and robots you can build and program to move. Both were a hit! (FYI – you have to be 5 years old and a certain height – it looked around 48” – to ride the hover craft. You might need to pre prep little ones who won’t be able to ride.)
Outside there is a full-size replica of the cockpit of the Star Wars IV’s Millennium Falcon. (Think Star Tours Light). You get to see some pretty amazing real life pictures of our own galaxy.
Click here to read an overview of the whole STAR WARS: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit!
Tickets are $24.95 adults (15-59), $20.95 for seniors (60+), and $20.95 children (3-14). ($14.95/12.95 for the general admission and only an additional $10/8 for the exhibit!) Advance ticket reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://www.discoverycube.org/starwars or call 714-513-CUBE. (Members can purchase exhibition tickets at a special rate of $8.00 for adults, seniors and children. There is also special field trip & group pricing!!
Eli was so nervous to stand with the Storm Troopers… I’m wondering if he thinks Star Wars is real. Eeeek!
We were invited to go check out Knott’s Berry Farms Camp Spooky.
We started the day with breakfast at Lucy’s Lunchbox as the Peanuts characters came around to meet us – dressed up for Halloween of course! There was one friendly monster that most kiddos weren’t too hot on… I’ll let you guess which one it was… (monster pic stolen from my friend Kyla)
Kiddos are encouraged to dress up and get trick-or-treat all over Camp Spooky but parent costumes aren’t allowed. As much as I love to dress up for Halloween I LOVE this rule. It made me feel good to know adults who might dress too scary or skanky wouldn’t be allowed with the kiddos.
Camp Spooky was decorated for fall – even a haystack maze. And you know a trip to Knott’s wouldn’t be complete without rides rides rides…
MORE FALL SUFF:
~ The Discovery Science Cube has their Bug Invasion Exhibit again! YAY! I didn’t get a chance to go this year but check out my post from last year. It’s super fun. Especially for lil’ boys. Also it is a hop-skip-and-jump away from the Pumpkin Factory. So you can check out the bugs then get all your pumpkin fun done in one day. They have games and kiddo activities galore!
~ The Cube is also hosting their annual Pumpkin Launch event on November 5th. We have never been but it looks like SO MUCH fun. It’s at Cal State Fullerton (where I got married) and I’m 99% sure we’ll be there this year!! Meet us!!
~Pretend City has a new program called Baby Steps. It’s pretty cool! They close down the Library, Café, and Construction Site from 2-3:30pm certain days and parents get to engage in age-appropriate facilitated activities with their infants, 0-16 months old! If you are interested the next one is this Monday the 24th, details here!
…the winners for the OC Mommies Discount Club Cards are
Congrats all!! I’ll be sending you an email for your address to send out your card!!
Mondays I like to share something I got. We all like to share a good deal, splurge, unique find or fun activity. If you got something awesome (or lame) recently and blogged about it, be sure to leave me a link to the post in the comments!
Did you know Elmo has an actual birthday? It’s February 3rd and he always turns 3! Wait a minute… I’m saying “he” but now that I think about it, I’m not exactly sure if Elmo is a boy or a girl. (If YOU know, let ME know.)
Elmo’s party was hosted over at the Discover Science Center. If you’ve passed it recently on the 5 freeway then you’ve seen the giant Elmo balloon on top! We entered the Cube, invitations in hand and were adorned with Elmo party hats – which we wore the whole evening, of course!
We sung Elmo his birthday song…
Then the fun REALLY began because we got to explore the Sesame Street Body exhibit. It was amazing! REALLY! Every aspect was hands-on and interactive – just perfect for preschoolers.
We loved the Grover’s Dance Party and this crazy thing that would show your body movements on a big screen…
We spent a lot of time in Hooper’s Store. Which has seats for parents so we were all about that place!
I’ll take another one of these please…
On the way out we hung out at this thing… I have no clue what it’s called but it’s there all the time (at the entrance/exit) and it’s a huge hit with my fam!!
Sesame Street’s Body exhibit runs till May 1st so you have to go soon!! You will have a blast. Promise. AND you can meet Elmo on the weekends at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.
This year I thought I would do Christmas themed days with the kiddos. Yesterday we did Gingerbread Day. (I posted about Christmas Tree day on OC Family last week.)
I got the Gingerbread Village instead of our usual large house and I’m so glad! There were 5 lil’ houses so everybody got to do their own thing. (I got it at Jo-ann’s with a 40% off coupon)
Tip: Hot glue the houses together ahead of time. I’ve found that when you use frosting you have to hold the pieces together a LONG time before they actually stay together. As in, too long for kiddo attention spans.
Eli said he felt like “the Cake Boss,” and I thought that was hysterical.
We also watched this on you tube…
Earlier this month Cora Jane and I had a girls night out making gingerbread houses with the folks from the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center. (Is the Taco Bell thing new or have I just been on planet baby for the last few years!?!?) Check out our house. I had to release my inner perfectionist and just let her work her magic on the house…
(Click here to print the coupon!)
Now that you have the coupon you have to go! I mean, check out how fantastical (it’s a word) the exhibit is…