Mary Tran: Expansion Now Complete at Discovery Cube OC! #NewattheCube
The expansion is now complete at the Discovery Cube Orange County! A few weeks ago, we attended the Expansion Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The front of the center was closed off to a special presentation. We learned about the generous donors and sponsors before balloons dropped and fireworks went off. It was pretty exciting!
Discovery Cube Orange County is a popular destination for school field trips and play dates to inspire, educate, and impact young minds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as healthy living. Every year about 650,000 students and families visit the center. With 44,000 square feet of new building and exhibit space (including a new theater that can be transformed into exhibit space), you can imagine all the anticipation awaiting this expansion!
New at Discovery Cube Orange County is a new Bean Sprouts Cafe offering healthier, fun family-friendly food options at the Cube. On the Children’s Imaginibles Menu, you’ll find Do-Re-For-Me, Crocamole, Whoopsie Daisy, Bug Bites, and Flutter Bite. Learn more about their menu here.
In the Petersonville Healthy Kitchen, children become Chefs creating good-for-them recipes, and they will learn valuable kitchen safety tips as part of this health and wellness exhibit.
What’s New at the Cube!
A new 10,000 square-foot Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater and Exhibition Hall has the flexibility to transform from a 500-seat theater into an exhibition space. It currently houses the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit.
The Helicopter Tour is a virtual helicopter tour around Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.
In the Water Gallery and Water Lab (presented by Pacific Life), we learn about the science of Water: salt water to fresh water, and frozen water to water vapor.
Go on an adventure in a backyard to find and eliminate invading vectors using a touch-screen tablet. In the Inspector Training Course (presented by the Orange County Vector Control District), learn how to coexist with and keep your home free from mosquitoes, fleas, and rodents in this competitive scavenger-hunt styled game.
This post was written and all photos are by Mary Tran. You can read Mary’s blog, Let’s Play OC,here.