Walking into the Extreme Dinosaurs exhibit is like stepping back into time. There are 17 HUGE animatronic dinos… dinos that won’t eat you up. The whole exhibit feels like you are in a rain forest with plants and trees around the realistic dinos.
The kids felt like they were in Jurassic Park. I wish I could convey in this post how big the dinosaurs actually are in person. I felt like all our prehistoric lessons were coming to life for the kids. I actually saw the spark of understanding as we read each sign and looked at the huge animatronic beasts.
One of the dinosaurs is so big they had to “bury” the feet so he would fit in the room. It was the T-Rex and it was glorious.
There are interactive features as well!
You can control your own dinosaur from a console (check out Cy controlling one in this video) or become a paleontologist and discover dinosaur fossils.
What child doesn’t love bubbles? Just in time for Spring Break, Bubblefest is back in Orange County, and they’re celebrating 20 years of all things bubbles. Now through April 10th at the Discovery Cube OC, families can roll around in water spheres, take a family photo being inside a bubble, learn the science of bubbles in the Bubble Lab, watch an exciting performance of the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show performed by Deni Yang, and more! There’s even a Cube Jr. Playground for the littles.
Mega Bubblefest Laser Show
The laser show never gets old. This is our third year seeing the show, and it’s still fun to watch. Bubble Artist, Deni Yang, has been doing it for over 20 years along with his family, and they even hold the Guinness Book of World Record for longest soap bubble wall. Deni does a great job captivating everyone in the audience especially the little ones. The Snow Story about his niece is super cute, and Deni creates all kinds of bubbles including smoke bubbles, square bubbles, and putting two children in a bubble. Toward the end of the show, we were in a bubble blizzard which lasts several minutes. It’s pretty funny, and we couldn’t see anything until it ended.
My kids especially enjoyed the laser show, bubble wall, rolling around in the water spheres, racing through the obstacle challenge, and playing with bubble wands in the courtyard. My favorites are the laser show and the Me-in-a-Bubble photo. Please note that general admissions is required with Bubblefest tickets. I have some details for you below and an opportunity to for one lucky reader to win an annual family membership at the Discovery Cube. Good luck!