Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County We INSPIRE and EDUCATE young minds through engaging SCIENCE-BASED programs and exhibits to create a meaningful IMPACT on the COMMUNITIES we serve.
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For over 35 years, Discovery Cube Orange County, has been a nonprofit organization that inspires and educates young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve. Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become green superheros or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Bubblefest ensure that there is always something new to discover. In 2012, the Cube was named one of the ten “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit www.oc.discoverycube.org.

At our recent Pumpkin Launch, the Society of Women Engineers chapter from California State University, Fullerton  compet...
11/09/2019

At our recent Pumpkin Launch, the Society of Women Engineers chapter from California State University, Fullerton competed in our annual competition and inspired hundreds of young girls to engage in fundamental engineering principles through our various STEM based activities.

This Saturday on November 9th, we continue our mission to inspire girls to get involved in engineering at the SWE conference in Anaheim from 9AM - 12PM.

Stop by the Discovery Cube booth, build a catapult with us, and learn about our upcoming science-based events and exhibits!

#Inspire #Educate #Impact #Engineering #STEMGirls #WomeninSTEM #STEMWomen #STEMeducation #DiscoveryCube #OrangeCounty

Happy National STEAM Day! Celebrate STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Day by designing...
11/09/2019

Happy National STEAM Day!

Celebrate STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Day by designing and building your very own gingerbread structure to enter our annual Science of Gingerbread competition.

This year we have 8 different categories in which you can participate for the chance to WIN.

Kids, adults, and organizations are all welcome to register for FREE.

Learn more by visiting our website: oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

#STEAMDay #stemeducation #stem #gingerbread

Happy Birthday, Marie Curie!Born November 7th 1867, Marie was the FIRST woman to win the Nobel Prize (and the only woman...
11/08/2019

Happy Birthday, Marie Curie!

Born November 7th 1867, Marie was the FIRST woman to win the Nobel Prize (and the only woman to win twice) for her groundbreaking research of radioactivity.

She was also the first woman professor at the University of Paris!

We encourage young women to be confident and get involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.

Get tickets to visit our science center here: oc.discoverycube.org/

#MarieCurie #Physics #Scientist #WomeninSTEM #STEMWomen #STEMGirls #STEMeducation

This winter, get involved in science and holiday cheer with us: oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/Kids, ...
11/07/2019

This winter, get involved in science and holiday cheer with us: oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

Kids, adults, and organizations have fun exploring their engineering, math, and creativity through The Science of Gingerbread featuring our STEM based gingerbread competition.

The exhibit opens November 29 but we're accepting gingerbread entries beginning November 23 through December 8.

Download the contest rules and entry form here: bit.ly/DCOCSOG

#inspire #educate #impact #stemeducation #discoverycube

Thank you to all of the volunteers, adults, families, staff, engineering teams and sponsors for making our annual Pumpki...
11/06/2019

Thank you to all of the volunteers, adults, families, staff, engineering teams and sponsors for making our annual Pumpkin Launch event CATAPULT-tastic!

We launched 120 pumpkins during the competition and welcomed more than 2,000 guests this past Saturday at California State University, Fullerton.

We're thankful to inspire the community through fun hands on science-based events. #inspire #educate #impact #stemeducation #discoverycube

Tomorrow Tuesday November 5th is our monthly Santa Ana FREE day!Fun things to do at Discovery Cube Orange County:•With...
11/05/2019

Tomorrow Tuesday November 5th is our monthly Santa Ana FREE day!

Fun things to do at Discovery Cube Orange County:

•With your little ones, build and create in the newest exhibit: Castle Builder
•Play as you make Earth-friendly decisions at Race to Recycle and at the Eco Garage interactive exhibits
•Dine healthy and delicious at Bean Sprouts cafe
•Get your own astro-tacular school accessories at the Launch Pad science store

PC: @bpmomandme

At Spooky Science, kids have fun while learning STEM through our Dia de los muertos celebration, monster themed scavenge...
11/01/2019

At Spooky Science, kids have fun while learning STEM through our Dia de los muertos celebration, monster themed scavenger hunt, cephalopod dissections, and many other activities.

Spooky Science ends THIS SUNDAY November 3rd. Get tickets: oc.discoverycube.org/event/spooky-science/! 🎃

PC: @braidsandbigearrings

#STEMEducation
#STEMforkids
#OrangeCounty
#DiscoveryCube
#OCKids
#KidsLearning

Have a safe and ecofriendly Halloween! 🎃Be safe: Always examine your treats before you eat them and look both ways wh...
11/01/2019

Have a safe and ecofriendly Halloween! 🎃

Be safe: Always examine your treats before you eat them and look both ways when crossing streets.

Be ecofriendly: Take a reusable bag for your trick-or-treat activities.

Join us on Saturday for the FREE Pumpkin Launch, featuring a pumpkin-launching competition, OC’s best food trucks and ...
10/30/2019

Join us on Saturday for the FREE Pumpkin Launch, featuring a pumpkin-launching competition, OC’s best food trucks and hands-on activities fun for all ages.

It’s at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field from 10am-2pm.

RSVP below.

Get your tickets for our Halloween-themed Spooky Science experience: http://bit.ly/SpookyOC19 Fun activities include:· ...
10/29/2019

Get your tickets for our Halloween-themed Spooky Science experience: http://bit.ly/SpookyOC19

Fun activities include:
· Monster-themed scavenger hunt
· Whodunnit detective mystery
· Cephalopod Dissection learning experience
· Moon Glow learning experience
· Tractor Trailer Rides
· Costume Parades (this weekend only)
· Themed Programming (this weekend only)

Kids get a FREE re-usable tote bag when they solve all of the #STEM based riddles in The Great Haunt. Visit #SpookyScien...
10/28/2019

Kids get a FREE re-usable tote bag when they solve all of the #STEM based riddles in The Great Haunt.

Visit #SpookyScience now through November 3rd.

oc.discoverycube.org/event/spooky-science/

#STEMEducation #STEMForKids #OCKids #OCParents #October #OrangeCounty #HandsOnScience #KidsLearn #KidsExplore #Reusable #ReusableBags

Ready for the most STEM-tacular pajama party?Discovery Cube sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages and...
10/24/2019

Ready for the most STEM-tacular pajama party?

Discovery Cube sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages and include access to Discovery Cube exhibits, interactive activities, light evening snack, breakfast, a 3D movie and complimentary access to the Cube the following day.

Next Family Sleepover is November 9!
oc.discoverycube.org/sleepovers/

Did you know? With toybricks and building, children learn early math and engineering skills. Learn more about our newest...
10/23/2019

Did you know?

With toybricks and building, children learn early math and engineering skills.

Learn more about our newest exhibit: Castle Builder https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/castle-builder/

#CastleBuilder #CastleLife #Castle #Build #Building #ToyBrick #Engineering #Architecture #Design #KidsLearn #KidsExplore #Kidsplay #DIscoveryCube #SantaAna #October #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #STEM #STEMEducation #STEMForKids

Join us on Saturday for the FREE Pumpkin Launch, featuring a pumpkin-launching catapult competition, OC’s best food tr...
10/21/2019

Join us on Saturday for the FREE Pumpkin Launch, featuring a pumpkin-launching catapult competition, OC’s best food trucks and hands-on activities fun for all ages. It’s at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field from 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 2nd. RSVP below!

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch/

Did you know? Children learn better when they can feel objects and the best way to learn geometric shapes is to feel eac...
10/19/2019

Did you know?
Children learn better when they can feel objects and the best way to learn geometric shapes is to feel each and every corner.

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/castle-builder/

#CastleBuilder #CastleLife #Castle #Build #Building #ToyBrick #Engineering #Architecture #Design #KidsLearn #KidsExplore #Kidsplay #DiscoveryCube #SantaAna #October #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood

First all-female spacewalk taking place outside International Space Stationhttps://ktla.com/2019/10/18/astronauts-set-to...
10/18/2019
World’s 1st All-Female Spacewalk Team Makes History

First all-female spacewalk taking place outside International Space Station

https://ktla.com/2019/10/18/astronauts-set-to-conduct-first-all-female-spacewalk-friday/

The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully completed the job with wrenches, screwdrivers and power-grip tools, it mark...

As a parent and/or caregiver, nutrition can be a major concern and challenge. While many of the most commonly offered ki...
10/18/2019

As a parent and/or caregiver, nutrition can be a major concern and challenge. While many of the most commonly offered kid’s snacks tend to be of lower nutritional value than meals, snacks can still support or even enhance your child’s overall healthy eating plan.

Offer your child the chance to learn about healthy living at our weekend cooking classes:
oc.discoverycube.org/exhibits/healthy-kitchen/

Olivia the mummy wants YOU to unwrap the science-filled mysteries. #SpookyScience is at the Cube now through November 3r...
10/17/2019

Olivia the mummy wants YOU to unwrap the science-filled mysteries. #SpookyScience is at the Cube now through November 3rd.

Learn more: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/spooky-science/

#STEMEducation #STEMforkids #KidsLearn #KidExplore #Spooky #SpookySeason #Fall #OrangeCounty #SantaAna #DiscoveryCube #October

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 17th during Great ShakeOut Earthqu...
10/15/2019

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 17th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

Participating is a great way for you to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

Join us at the Cube October 17th at 10:17AM for the Great ShakeOut.

#Earthquakes #GreatShakeOut #Preparedness #Safety

Discovery Cube Orange County's cover photo
10/14/2019

Discovery Cube Orange County's cover photo

Cephalopod - A fancy word for marine creatures. Dive into #SpookyScience and learn about their tentacles and internal an...
10/11/2019

Cephalopod - A fancy word for marine creatures.

Dive into #SpookyScience and learn about their tentacles and internal anatomy.

Spooky Science is now open through November 3rd.

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/spooky-science/

#STEMEducation #STEMforkids #Cephalopod #LifeScience #MarineBiology #DiscoveryCube
#OrangeCounty #SantaAna #KidsExplore #KidsLearn #October

Kids explore, build and create at our new interactive exhibit, Castle Builder. Get your tickets now to start building: h...
10/10/2019

Kids explore, build and create at our new interactive exhibit, Castle Builder. Get your tickets now to start building: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/castle-builder/

PC: @bpmomandme

#CastleLife #Castle #Build #Building #ToyBrick #Engineering #KidsLearn #KidsExplore #KidsPlay #OrangeCounty #SantaAna #STEMEducation #STEMforkids #October

Keep Orange County Clean and Green with OC Waste & Recycling and Discovery Cube Orange County.Donate your e-waste, gentl...
10/08/2019

Keep Orange County Clean and Green with OC Waste & Recycling and Discovery Cube Orange County.

Donate your e-waste, gently-used clothing, and household goods to OC Waste & Recycling and Goodwill of Orange County on November 2nd.

http://www.oclandfills.com/recycling/events

#EcoFriendly #GoGreen #EcoChallenge #OrangeCounty #Recycle #RecycleRight #Inspire #Educate #Impact #Anaheim

Hero of the day:Confident and genius like Tony Stark, Tom McDorman, Gala Co-Chair and Discovery Cube Orange County Board...
10/06/2019

Hero of the day:

Confident and genius like Tony Stark, Tom McDorman, Gala Co-Chair and Discovery Cube Orange County Board Vice Chairman, reminds us that technology and creativity can co-exist.

Can you believe that his costume was created entirely from a 3D printer?!

#Legendary #Hero #Superhero #Community #Inspire #Educate #Impact #Leadership

Heroes of the day: Fearless like Leia and innovative like Einstein, Janet and James “Walkie” Ray, Honorary Gala Co-C...
10/05/2019

Heroes of the day:

Fearless like Leia and innovative like Einstein, Janet and James “Walkie” Ray, Honorary Gala Co-Chairs and Discovery Cube Board Members, have supported our fundraiser at our OC Gala for multiple years.

Thank you for helping us provide meaningful impact in the communities that we serve.

#Legendary #Hero #Superhero #Community #Inspire #Educate #Impact #Leadership

Heroes of the day: Discovery Cube Orange County Board Member, Emily Horowitz and husband Chatom Arkin with daughter Cece...
10/04/2019

Heroes of the day:

Discovery Cube Orange County Board Member, Emily Horowitz and husband Chatom Arkin with daughter Cece Arkin-Horowitz play a pivotal role in our early learning initiative.

Thank you for supporting our mission to inspire and educate children at a young age through our science based exhibits.

#Legendary #Hero #Superhero #Community #Inspire #Educate #Impact #Leadership

Heroes of the day: Legendary like Captain America and Captain Marvel, Bill Hollinger and Cindy Omiya, Discovery Cube Ora...
10/03/2019

Heroes of the day:

Legendary like Captain America and Captain Marvel, Bill Hollinger and Cindy Omiya, Discovery Cube Orange County Board Member, have showcased the power of teamwork and leadership in their support of the Cube.

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

#Legendary #Hero #Superhero #Community #Inspire #Educate #Impact #Leadership #CaptainAmerica #CaptainMarvel

Calling all detectives for the spookiest, most scientific, and most exciting season at the Cube.Join us this Saturday Oc...
10/02/2019

Calling all detectives for the spookiest, most scientific, and most exciting season at the Cube.

Join us this Saturday October 5th for the opening day of #SpookyScience!

Learn more: http://bit.ly/SpookyOC19

#Spooky #SpookySeason #Fall #Autumn #OrangeCounty
#SantaAna #DiscoveryCube #Trickortreat #Mystery #Detective #FamilyFun #October

Tilt and smile.It’s not rocket science.#Inspire #Educate #Impact #DiscoveryCube #SantaAna #Anaheim #Irvine #OrangeCoun...
09/27/2019

Tilt and smile.
It’s not rocket science.

#Inspire #Educate #Impact #DiscoveryCube #SantaAna #Anaheim #Irvine #OrangeCounty #FamilyFun #FamilyTime #FamilyFunday #FamilyDay #OCkids #KidsExplore #KidsLearn #KidsPlay #Tilt #Yellow

Ready to dive into healthy living? See you at this year's Learn & Grow Expo on October 5th.Learn more: bit.ly/2lqhXg1
09/27/2019

Ready to dive into healthy living?

See you at this year's Learn & Grow Expo on October 5th.

Learn more: bit.ly/2lqhXg1

It's #NationalCookingDay!Cooking mini black bean burgers wouldn't be the same without YOU.Join our Petersonville Healthy...
09/25/2019

It's #NationalCookingDay!

Cooking mini black bean burgers wouldn't be the same without YOU.

Join our Petersonville Healthy Kitchen cooking class this Sunday September 29th.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/CookCube

09/19/2019

Are you prepared for an earthquake?

Join The Great ShakeOut: October 17th at the Cube.

#EarthQuakes #GreatShakeOut

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

We're excited to announce that Discovery Cube Orange County is nominated by Times OC (Los Angeles Times) as the Best Mus...
09/19/2019

We're excited to announce that Discovery Cube Orange County is nominated by Times OC (Los Angeles Times) as the Best Museum of Orange County 2019.

Show us some love and vote for us!

Voting Period: September 5 – September 30

www.latimes.com/timesoc/voting

Rick Baily, Chairman of the Board #DiscoveryCube and Kellee Preston, Chief Operating Officer of #DiscoveryCube welcomed ...
09/18/2019

Rick Baily, Chairman of the Board #DiscoveryCube and Kellee Preston, Chief Operating Officer of #DiscoveryCube welcomed Zhang Ping The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, Madam Chen Wei, wife of Consul General and Madam Wang Jin, Cultural Consul earlier this week!

We are excited to announce the support of a NEW exciting experience at Discovery Cube Orange County coming this winter: Pandagram.

Everyday patterns of life inspire the way kids build entrances, exits, and other spaces with toy bricks. Build with your...
09/17/2019

Everyday patterns of life inspire the way kids build entrances, exits, and other spaces with toy bricks.

Build with your kiddos at the Castle Builder exhibit this fall.

http://bit.ly/CBDCOC

Happy Belated #DotDay!Check out the dots on this gingerbread structure. Have you heard of our Science of Gingerbread com...
09/16/2019

Happy Belated #DotDay!

Check out the dots on this gingerbread structure.

Have you heard of our Science of Gingerbread competition?

Creep around the Cube and solve riddles with your favorite friendly monsters.Spooky Science Presents: The Great Haunt fe...
09/13/2019

Creep around the Cube and solve riddles with your favorite friendly monsters.

Spooky Science Presents: The Great Haunt featuring the Monster Academy.

Dates: October 5 – November 3

Learn more: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/spooky-science/

Explore, build, and create in the world of #CastleBuilder beginning October 12th 2019. #Build #BuilderLife #Castle #Cast...
09/10/2019
Castle Builder: Build Your Kingdom! - Discovery Cube OC

Explore, build, and create in the world of #CastleBuilder beginning October 12th 2019.

#Build #BuilderLife #Castle #CastleLife #CastleDesign #Create #Catapults #KidsExplore #Knightlife #KidsLearn #ToyCastle #Trebuchet

09/09/2019

We’re currently showing datasets of Hurricane Dorian at our Planetary Research Station. Don’t miss it! 🌎

We wish everyone affected by the tropical storm a safe and speedy recovery.

#HurricaneDorian2019
#PlanetaryResearch
#PlanetaryScience
#OrangeCounty
#DiscoveryCube

At Learn & Grow Expo, families can find over 60 exhibitors and experts focusing on all aspects of healthy living. Join P...
09/09/2019

At Learn & Grow Expo, families can find over 60 exhibitors and experts focusing on all aspects of healthy living.

Join Parenting OC Magazine at the Cube on October 5th.

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/learngrow/

This weekend, clear your schedules and come say hi to your every day super heroes! September 7 is the LAST Community Her...
09/04/2019

This weekend, clear your schedules and come say hi to your every day super heroes!

September 7 is the LAST Community Hero Day of the summer.

Thank you to our community heroes for making summer at the Cube SUPERB!

Santa Ana Police Department, OC Animal Care, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, OC Zoo, SCVMA, Stanbridge University, and Western University.

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/dcsuperheroes/

Address

2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA
92705

OCTA Bus Transportation: Sit back, relax and take the bus to Discovery Cube Orange County! For a low-cost trip to the Cube, use OCTA's trip planner to find the quickest and most convenient route to Discovery Cube OC from anywhere. Visit http://www.octa.net/justclick to plan your trip today! OCTA Metrolink: Save time and money by taking the train to Discovery Cube OC. We are located just 2 miles from the Santa Ana Metrolink Station. From 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd: Take Santa Ana Blvd to Santiago and go right Make a left on 17th Street Make a left on Main Steet Visit http://www.metrolinktrains.com/ for train schedule, rates, and more!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(714) 542-2823

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