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“Science Gem”

Discovery Cube Orange County
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously Discovery Science Center). Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine "launch" and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great place to take the kids for the day! Lots of things to do and a lot better than travelling to Los Angeles and a lot less crowded. Kids love it!

Thank Lindi S
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This a great place for elementary aged kids lots interesting exhibits that change frequently and most are really hands on

Thank HappyCamper856
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good and getting better but not up to the standard set by the science museums in San Francisco and San Diego. I like the hands-on exhibits. My teen-age grandchildren have visited DSC several times with me. It is only 15 minutes from my house, parking is easy and it is an easy walk to Main Place Mall where there are a dozen restaurants and many shops.

Thank Alan N
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a great time, especially when my grandson tried everything that could be touch and played with by a 10 year old.

Thank AuntCarol01
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

As the kids are growing we've been in variety of kids and science museums around the country.
This one stood out and managed to excite even the skeptic 11 years old.
They had included Ripley believe it or not 3D maze (which was not great maze but cool 3D facts). The dino-quest was excellent - they got magic wands and had assignment they needed to complete - both the 7 and the 11 years old got pretty excited about it and it seems they have option for smaller kids as well.
The recycling activity and environmental grocery store were pretty cool as well
It is not too big and overwhelming size museum (which is a good thing) we spent about 3 hours there.
One thing that I found annoying that you pay both the entrance and the parking
Food options are very poor - taco bell and limited pizza hut

Thank gil100
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