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Date posted: 01/13/2012
Explore Science at the Discovery Science Center!
The Discovery Science Center is a great place to bring the kids for a day of hands-on learning and science fun. The center has over 100 interactive exhibits in themed areas. It is a nonprofit organization that assists teachers and educating young minds on science, math and technology through its many exhibits and programs.
The Center’s current exhibits include Eco Challenge, Dino Quest Adventure, Discovery Theater, Science of Hockey, Boeing Rocket Lab, and Planetary Research Station. At Eco Challenge, kid and parents can learn how to become an eco-friendly shopper and the importance of identifying and properly disposing of hazardous waste. The Discovery Theater is currently screening Turtle Vision and Dinosaurs of Patagonia, two films that transport you to another world and another time. Tickets to each showing are $2 for members and $3 for non-members.
Other exhibits explore the science of sports, specifically hockey, rockets and a planetary research station. The center is also home to a rock climbing wall, bed of nails, flight simulator and much more. Dino Quest holds the world’s first interactive dinosaur adventure, as players become research assistants that communicate with scientists and assisting with missions such as capturing a life-size T-Rex that has escaped its cage!
From November 18 to April 15, the center will be hosting a special Star Wars exhibit that brings fantasy to reality. Where science meets imagination, you can build and test your own robots and speeders, ride a hovercraft, and play with droids and landspeeders. Real artifacts, costumes and props from Star Wars are displayed at this exhibit. Member exhibit admission is $6 while at the door is $8. Guests also have the chance to virtually jump to lightspeed in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon for $5.
General Center admission is $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for children under 14 and seniors. Visit the Center today to learn about the wonders of science!
Name: Discovery Science Center
Address: 2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 10am-6pm