2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Jun 29th, 2013
thru Jul 07th, 2013
Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

June 29 – July 7 | 10am – 5pm

Get ready for an entire week packed with activities for young learners, interactive learning stations, guest speakers and demonstrations designed to bring out the inventor in everyone! You’ll be amazed to find out that there is science behind each invention and you can use simple, household materials to be the inventor in the Tinker Studio. Plus, hear from the Astounding Inventors Group and local Robotics club as we showcase their creativity and innovation.

Daily Parachute Competition

Do you have what it takes to design and build a parachute that will stay in the air for a long time? Participate in our daily “Build Your Own Parachute” competition, where the top winner each day will receive an Annual Family Membership! Basic parachute building supplies such as a plastic bag, tape, string and a weight will be provided, but you can also bring materials from home!

Competition Guidelines:

1. All parachute drops will be conducted by a representative of Discovery Science Center.

2. All parachutes are subject to a safety inspection, any parachute deemed unsafe will not be allowed to compete.

3. Contest is based on the longest hang time, or time aloft. The parachutes will be timed from the moment they are released until the moment they touch another solid surface.

Rules and Regulations:

1. All parachutes must be free-falling, with no motors

2. No sharp or pointy items may be attached to the parachutes

3. The parachutes may be designed and built at home or on site

4. Basic parachute supplies will be provided by Discovery Science Center.

5. Each participant will be supplied with one army man for a weight. If you are launching multiple parachutes, you will need to use the same army man.

6. Parachutes must be a reasonable size for an army figurine. Parachutes that are deemed too large will not be allowed to compete.

Food Truck Schedule

During the Inventors Fair, your favorite OC Food Trucks will be on site with their delicious food options. 

Dogzilla - Sat, Jun 29 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CravOn – Sun, Jun 30 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Flip Truck - Mon, Jul 01 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Viking Truck - Tue, Jul 02 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Flip Truck - Wed, Jul 03 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Viking Truck - Thu, Jul 04 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Viking Truck - Fri, Jul 05 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Viking Truck –  Sat, Jul 06 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Flip Truck – Sun, Jul 07 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This event is included in general Science Center admission. Programs and schedule subject to change without notice.


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