Summer of Space

At Discovery Cube Orange County

Solar System Encounter

Closes September 5

Discovery Cube Orange County

Solar System Encounter

Orange County’s Must-See, Out-Of-This-World summer experience for families and kids of all ages is now open. Guests will experience a new way of viewing our solar system as they fully immerse themselves in an up-close view of our galaxy in this seasonal large-scale model Solar System Encounter exhibit. Come and discover the planets of our solar system with vivid projection mapping images, colorful lights, and impressive displays. Plan your visit to this amazing summer experience and get your tickets online today. Don’t miss the temporary indoor, giant, & glowing displays of the Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Moon, Earth, and other planets in our solar system.

Included with general admission or membership

Special Events

August 27 – 28

  • Night Sky and Webb telescope activities presented by NASA
  • Immersive portable planetarium experience
  • Hands-on rocket-themed activities
  • Live demonstration at the Planetary Research Station

NEW Rocket Launch Exhibit

Now Open: Blast into outer space at the ALL NEW Rocket Launch! Aim for the moon, a satellite, or Mars and get ready to launch rockets as far as 30 feet high. Guests will interact with a variety of rocket ships as they are challenged with not only launching but landing their rockets.

Opening later this year:
Mars Rover Test Course

Future scientists will explore Mars in Discovery Cube’s ALL NEW Mars Rover Test Course exhibit as they charter the Red Planet on a very special mission.