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Laura Clark: Science of Hockey at the Cube

Discovery Cube LA ‘Science of Hockey’ Exhibit Is a Must-See

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It is officially spring break in our house, and if you’re looking for a (literally) cool place to take the kids, visit the newly opened “Science of Hockey” exhibit at Discovery Cube LA.

In addition to all the fun activities at the hands-on museum in Sylmar — “Thomas & Friends Explore the Rails,” an awesome rock wall, an interactive grocery store and more — the “Science of Hockey” is yet another exhibit that gets kids moving and learning.

CC got to practice shooting a few goals in the “You Be the Shooter” section, and then got to try her hand at being goalie in the “You Be the Goalie” section. Kids can even try on hockey gear for size.

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Created in association with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, the permanent exhibit mixes math and science with the sport itself.

Kids can also help get a player out of the penalty box by correctly answering a series of hockey questions related to math and science. CC also enjoyed designing her own (digital) jersey. Let’s just say it was a lot more colorful than the traditional Kings jerseys.

There’s also a replica locker room that invites visitors to learn about nutrition and training through interactive games and consoles.

Even with all of that, Will loved climbing on the replica Zamboni machine the best while turning the knobs and steering wheel. How many kids have dreamed of doing just that?

will-science-of-hockeyWill got behind the wheel of the replica Zamboni at the “Science of Hockey” exhibit.

Fun for kids who love sports, fun for kids who love to explore science and math, and definitely fun for kids who just like to try things out for themselves, the “Science of Hockey” exhibit is a family-friendly must-see.

And that’s just one exhibit at Discovery Cube LA. Remember, there’s always the rock wall!

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