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Discovery Cube Hosts 10th Annual Science of Gingerbread Competition to Kick Off the Holiday Season

Science of Gingerbread to Feature Hands-On Activities and Gingerbread House Competition for Educational and Entertaining Family Bonding

WHAT: Nonprofit Discovery Cube is hosting their annual Science of Gingerbread: A Holiday Tradition now through January 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cube’s holiday festival is filled with educational, hands-on activities designed to bring families together this holiday season. Local companies, schools, families and organizations were invited to build their own gingerbread house creations and enter into a competition. The entire visual display must be made of edible materials. Gingerbread creation entries will be displayed throughout Discovery Cube. Winners will be announced at the Gingerbread Awards Ceremony on the night of December 3, 2015. Award categories include: Best Holiday Theme, Best by an Organization, Best Youth 5 and Under, Best Youth Ages 6-13, Best Youth Group/ Classroom, Best by a Member of the Cube, Best Hot Wheels Inspired, Best Science Theme and People’s Choice. Discovery Cube seeks to prove that there is more than just mixing and pouring in the kitchen, it’s science at work.

Exhibit activities include:

  • Gingerbread Derby Competition (11am, 1pm, & 3pm)
  • Kitchen Chemistry Learning Station
  • Gingerbread Spices Learning Station
  • Build a House Learning Station
  • Hall of Traditions
  • 3D Printing of a gingerbread house

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015 to view award winning gingerbread houses

Media is invited, with advanced notice, to come out anytime throughout the exhibit’s duration now through January 3. RSVP is requested.

WHERE: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

 WHY: Nonprofit Discovery Cube in Orange County and Los Angeles inspires and educates young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve. Their mission is brought to life through the cornerstones of their four core initiatives, including: STEM Proficiency, Early Learning, Healthy Living and Environmental Stewardship. Science of Gingerbread represents their evolving commitment to expand STEM proficiency by keeping up with the holidays and trends that are capturing kids’ attention – and creating an entertaining way to approach science education through family bonding to kick off the holiday season.

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Great visuals of creative, colorful and themed gingerbread houses throughout Discovery Cube in Orange County, among its very visual exhibit spaces.
  • Visuals of exhibit activities such as kids participating in the Gingerbread Derby Competition and other interactive learning stations incorporating engineering skills.
  • Interviews with Dan Nasitka, spokesperson for the Discovery Science Foundation.

About Discovery Science Foundation
The Discovery Science Foundation serves as the program-development, marketing and fundraising arm for hands-on science learning museums in Orange County and Los Angeles. Established in 1989, the original non-profit Taco Bell Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, now renamed Discovery Cube Orange County, presented by Taco Bell, continues to inspire and educate millions of young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits. In 2012, the Center was named one of the ten “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

In November 2014, Discovery Cube Los Angeles, a second nonprofit museum offering an exhibit and program mix unique to Los Angeles, opened in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area of the San Fernando Valley. For more information, call (866) 552-CUBE (2823) or visit discoverycube.org. Follow the Orange County and Los Angeles campus on Twitter (@DiscoveryCubeOC and @DiscoveryCubeLA).