Discovery Science Centre in Orange County (California)
If you’re in or around LA and looking for something to do with kids, give the Discovery Science Centre a go. It’s a great half-day activity that will engage the kids from the minute they walk through the door.
It really has something for everyone, including rock climbing, cool science experiments, launching rockets, and ice hockey experiences including shooting and saving pucks.
There were two fantastic exhibitions on while we were there. The first was Ripley’s Believe It or Not, which was interactive and informative. The kids can crawl through a lifesize prehistoric snake, stand next to the worlds tallest man, and experience a number of illusions.
The second exhibition was the 8th Annual Science of Gingerbread, which gave the centre a nice festive feel. We have never seen so many gingerbread displays, and my only tip to the Discovery Science Centre would be to raise the glass! I caught a couple of kids dipping their fingers in the display, and who can blame them.
The Discovery Science Centre is only a 10 minute drive from most Anaheim hotels, which is approximately a $20 cab-ride depending on traffic. If you get hungry, there’s a Taco Bell on-site, or a short walk will take you to a Westfield’s Mall and a ton of restaurants.
The cost of entry is very reasonable, however check the flyers in your hotel lobby for various discounts that may be available. Enjoy 🙂
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