FIELD TRIPS

With immersive, one of a kind, hands-on exhibit experience, Discovery Cube is sure to be the most memorable field trip of the summer with exclusive exhibits for Wild Kratts Creature Power! at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and DC Superheroes at Discovery Cube Orange County both starting May 25th through September 2nd.

Bring Your Group on a Field Trip to the Cube

Discovery Cube is unearthing all sorts of totally awesome science that your group won’t want to miss. Your group’s adventure to the Cube will include:

  • Two floors of hands-on exhibits, investigations and immersive experiences
  • Interactive science demonstration
  • Meaningful and relevant lesson objectives
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned programs for preschool to high school

Choose between a structured field trip with a demonstration or a self-guided field trip for your group. Minimum group size is 15 participants.

For additional questions, contact us at 714-913-5030 or email us at groupsales@discoverycube.org

Grade-Specific Science Demonstrations
As part of your structured field trip experience to Discovery Cube Orange County or Discovery Cube Los Angeles, your group will participate in a 15-minute, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned demonstration. All demonstrations are interactive stage presentations focusing on relevant topics for your grade level.

Early Learners - Fun with Colors

Fun with Colors

Students will learn about colors and color mixing by reading Mouse Paint and creating their own color wheel using balls of dough.

Kindergarten - A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Students will explore the basic necessities required for both plant and animal life, looking especially at survival in Southern California and contrasting that with extreme environments. Plants and animals have specific physical adaptations that allow them to survive, and thrive, in specific environments. Using a “bed of nails”, students will learn about features or shapes of feet (or hooves) that help an animal to walk on snow, sand, mud, clay, or hard-packed dirt.

First Grade - Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Students will play a matching game while learning about physical features that animal parents share with their babies, all leading to a discussion about what the babies need to survive. Students will also learn about sound, as they compare the call and response of the parent and baby, while learning how to mimic the animal sounds.

Second Grade - Our Changing Earth

Our Changing Earth

Students will use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Science on a Sphere to view world-wide images and animations created by scientists, which showcase earthquakes and tectonic plate movement. Students will also learn how one natural event (such as an earthquake) can trigger additional natural and unnatural events (such as a tsunami and a radiation leak) – while brainstorming solutions to protect the Earth and our homes.

Third Grade - Predicting Forces

Predicting Forces

To learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion, students will observe balanced and unbalanced forces. They will also observe and predict motion patterns caused by ramps and even a bowling ball pendulum!

Fourth Grade - Earthquake!

Earthquake!

Students will learn about earthquakes – from the shape of S-waves and P-waves, to how earthquakes can quickly damage buildings, to where on Earth earthquakes commonly occur. Utilizing world-maps created by scientists, students will also learn that over a long period of time and after many earthquakes happen near the same area, the shape of the land will change.

Fifth Grade - A Volcano's Global Impact

Sphere of Influence: A Volcano’s Global Impact

Students will use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Science on a Sphere to view world-wide images and animations created by scientists. By focusing on a volcanic eruption (an event in the geosphere), students will discover ways an eruption can impact the atmosphere, life (biosphere), and water (hydrosphere).

Middle & High School - Seismic Engineering

Surviving the Big One: Seismic Engineering

Students will work in groups to design and construct a model wall that will remain standing after an earthquake. Groups will compete to build the least expensive wall that will bring in the largest revenue (and be the most aesthetically pleasing).

Science on the Water – An Unforgettable Adventure!

Explore the ocean like never before at Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest campus in Newport Beach, California! Your 3-hour educational field trip experience will include a boat tour on Newport Bay, an exploration of hands-on marine environment-focused activities, and participation in an investigation of the marine life at the pier. These hands-on, highly interactive field trips are aligned in grade bans (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Complete our Inquiry Form or call 714-913-5030 to book your next field trip.