Discovery Cube Los Angeles is Officially Open!
The San Fernando Valley is now home to one of the world’s most technically advanced destinations for science-based learning and discovery in the world!
On November 13, local VIPs, residents and students gathered at the 2.5-acre site in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood, to dedicate Discovery Cube Los Angeles (DCLA) to current and future generations of science fans. After an elaborate ceremony that included a fireworks display, confetti and more, the state-of-the-art facility officially opened its doors, welcoming the museum’s first visitors – a visiting class of 6th grade students on the first Cube field trip.
Featuring over 71,000 square feet of hand-on exhibits, displays, programs and learning spaces, the Cube is now L.A’s latest must-see family entertainment/educational destination.
While the museum will host exciting traveling attractions throughout the year, DCLA features many permanent hands-on exhibits that are unique to the Los Angeles facility. Some of these exhibits educate about the importance of sustainable housing and preserving California’s natural resources, including the Inspector Training Course, a simulated Helicopter Tour, and the “Aquavator,” a special elevator that descends deep below the earth’s surface to offer firsthand insights on the importance of saving water and protecting the fragile aquifer from pollutants.
Other permanent DCLA exhibits teach visitors about waste reduction and resource conservation. These include the Discovery Market, Planetary Research Station, Inspector Training Course, Aquavator, and the “Race to Zero Waste,” a thrilling, game-based adventure that challenges participants to sort trash and divert materials from landfills before it’s too late.
As part of DCLA’s healthy living initiative, the museum features Bean Sprouts Café, a kid-friendly café and cooking school specializing in healthy foods for visitors of all ages. Visitors can order pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts as well as “Imaginibbles,” a signature line of themed, hand-held foods designed to make eating healthy fun.
Through introducing these interactive, science-based exhibits and fun learning opportunities, DCLA is proud to serve the Los Angeles community as the area’s newest family entertainment destination and educational resource center.
More information on Discovery Cube LA and its exhibits, upcoming event schedules, educational programs and more can be found by visiting www.la.discoverycube.org/.