Posted by: Discovery Science Center Blog | February 20, 2009

Our new blog!

We have so much going on at Discovery Science Center these days:

We are under construction all over the place! While our work is being done, all but three of our permanent exhibits are still out on the exhibit floors. We’ve moved things around a bit, so you’ll notice that exhibits are located in a different spot while construction is being done.

And what’s under construction you ask?

  • The Science of Hockey is being built and is set to open April 2.
  • Taco Bell / Pizza Hut Express is being renovated and will reopen around the end of March. (We’ll have Taco Bell’s Extreme Machine serving a limited menu in our parking lot until then. They accept cash only.)
  • Virtual Volleyball is being moved and renovated. It will reopen in late March.

We’ve moved our blog over to this new spot to use our web site nickname – discoverycube. The old blog is here: http://discoveryblog1.wordpress.com/ But bookmark this new blog, and be sure to comment and let us know what you think about our blog entries, our exhibit offerings, or whatever is on your mind. We want to hear from you!

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  1. Hi – I am a big fan and come every couple of months but visited today and was a little disappointed. I understand that the upstairs is under construction for the hockey exhibit and I am sure that will be great. But was was missing for my kids was the truly hands on experience like in the Clifford or Bob the Builder exhibits. My kids are 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 and my older daughter loves the Magic School Bus but the exhibit was a little old for her. There is the small kids space upstairs but they get bored with that after about 30 minutes. So I certainly hope that with the new permanent exhibit upstairs, your traveling exhibits downstairs (and hopefully elswhere) will be more inclusive of the truly hands-on (different from your permanent exhibits) for younger kids. My membership expires this week and I probably won’t renew it until I know there will lots of entertainment for the little ones. You guys do SUCH a great job, I hope the positive, fun experience continues for every age kid! Thanks.

  2. Hi Patty,
    Thank you for your comments. You are correct – The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm is geared for ages 5-12. Aside from our KidStation and the soft play area of Dino Quest (inside the tailspin of the Argentinosaurus), most of our exhibits are tailored for grades K through 5.

    We do have some exhibitions planned for the coming months that might fit: “Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home,” “Let’s Play Railway,” and “Secrets of Circles.” All of these exhibitions were designed for ages 3-10. Smokey arrives in June, Railway is during the holidays, and Circles will be here this time next year.

    In addition, BubbleFest returns in April, and members will have a special opportunity to meet Fan Yang during a Members-only show.

    I hope that you’ve been able to take advantage of the members’ events, especially the visits to the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s property. We’ll have a Rocket Launch in May at The Boeing Company, which I know I’ll bring my 2-year-old to. In October, we host a Pumpkin Launch at CSU-Fullerton that my son enjoyed, as well. These events are free, and our members are an important part of the audience we build these events for.

    We really appreciate you sharing this information with us. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.


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