Shelby Barone: Winter Wonderfest at Discovery Cube OC


The other day I was walking around Target with my friend and saw the coolest sweater. It was a picture of a sheep covered in Christmas lights and it read Fleece Navidad. Obviously I was going to buy the sweater and was showing it my friend who said you are getting the wrong sweater. Confused I asked how? She casually pointed to the one right next to it which read Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Most people would have been offended by that suggestion; I on the other hand am wearing my title with pride!

That being said I must be the go to person for all things holiday fun. That’s what she’s saying right? So here is another one of my suggestions for holiday fun, The Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana! Did you know that Discovery Cube OC is hosting Winter Wonderfest as well as the Science of Gingerbread? Next week most kids start their holiday break which means parents have to keep their kids entertained. Discovery Cube OC is an excellent place to entertain your children and on top of it they learn all sorts of cool things. With Winter Wonderfest, you are taught the science behind sledding down ice ramps and how snowflakes are formed, and then you can put your knowledge to action by sledding!

My kids got to preview the exhibit and loved it. My son isn’t a fan of getting wet from the ice but loves to sled. Luckily for him, the 70 foot long ramp as well as the small ramp right next to it are snow free.




I didn’t expect to sled but by having the snow free option, I even went down a couple times. They do have two ramps covered in snow to come down which my daughter basically lived on. For parents with little kids, they have you covered. There is a 5 and under ramp/area so your little ones don’t feel overwhelmed as well as a snow play section to build snow things and even hit mom with a giant snowball!



What I love about Discovery Cube OC is that they think about what kids would like to do to keep their minds thinking. After about an hour my son was done but my daughter wanted to keep on sledding.


A dilemma most parents face, one kid wants to do A and the other wants to do B. Before I could utter the phrase “we’re leaving” to my daughter, a staff member walked up to my son and asked if he liked to build things. My son said yes and we walked to the “tinker” section. Of course that meant we stayed for another hour. I sat back drinking a hot cocoa and watching my kids enjoy themselves. If it wasn’t for me having to buy some last minute present they probably would have been sledding and tinkering the entire day.