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.

Hey Discovery Cube Members, do you know about your special limited time offer?Discover the Santa Ana Zoo during the mont...
02/07/2020

Hey Discovery Cube Members, do you know about your special limited time offer?

Discover the Santa Ana Zoo during the month of February: Play and learn in the Crean Family Farm and walk inside the soothing Colors of the Amazon Aviary.

Active members get admission at no additional cost, just take your valid membership card and photo ID. We ❤️ our members!

Looking for a nighttime adventure?Spend the night exploring science on March 21st! Join our upcoming Night at the Cube f...
02/06/2020

Looking for a nighttime adventure?

Spend the night exploring science on March 21st! Join our upcoming Night at the Cube featuring YOU and your sleepover crew. Explore our hands on exhibits, watch a 3D movie, enjoy snacks and interactive activities AND get complimentary access to the Cube the following day. All ages are welcome.

Member tickets: $65
General tickets: $75

Sign up today
oc.discoverycube.org/sleepovers/
#NightatTheCube #FamilyFun #FamilyNight #FamilyWeekend #DiscoveryCube #OrangeCounty #MuseumSleepover #Education #STEMEducation #OCFamily #WatchMeGrow #ScienceCenter#VisitOC

On Fridays, we wear lab coats! Interested in joining our team? Come to our upcoming Job Fair on Friday February 7. There...
02/01/2020

On Fridays, we wear lab coats! Interested in joining our team? Come to our upcoming Job Fair on Friday February 7. There will be 2 sessions: Afternoon 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM & Evening 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

You can register online: oc.discoverycube.org/event/job-fair/
The Job Fair is completely FREE to all applicants.

PC: Riley Captures

Play, discover, sleep: REPEAT. Save the date: Santa Ana residents get up to 4 free admission passes into the science cen...
01/31/2020

Play, discover, sleep: REPEAT. Save the date: Santa Ana residents get up to 4 free admission passes into the science center this Tuesday February 4. Don't forget your valid ID!

Unleash your inner scientist - We're going on a CSI Adventure on Saturday February 16 from 11am - 2pm!CSI Adventure is a...
01/30/2020

Unleash your inner scientist - We're going on a CSI Adventure on Saturday February 16 from 11am - 2pm!

CSI Adventure is a forensic science themed community event featuring family friendly workshops such as fingerprinting and bone identification.

Included with general admission or membership.

Get tickets: oc.discoverycube.org/event/csi-adventure/

This Sunday February 2, Bank of America cardholders and employees get free admission so come on down and explore!Learn m...
01/28/2020

This Sunday February 2, Bank of America cardholders and employees get free admission so come on down and explore!

Learn more about the ongoing promo: oc.discoverycube.org/promotions-discounts/

Dragons discover too❤️! This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to visit the Castle Builder exhibit so get tickets today: bit.l...
01/25/2020

Dragons discover too❤️! This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to visit the Castle Builder exhibit so get tickets today: bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

Join our team😊! Sign up for our upcoming Job Fair on February 7th.We're seeking seasonal, part-time staff for three posi...
01/22/2020

Join our team😊! Sign up for our upcoming Job Fair on February 7th.

We're seeking seasonal, part-time staff for three positions: Interactor, Retail Associate, and Admissions Associate.

Register today: oc.discoverycube.org/event/job-fair/

Who's ready for the coolest weekend of coding and castles at the Cube?!Dive into Scratch coding workshops, get involved ...
01/20/2020

Who's ready for the coolest weekend of coding and castles at the Cube?!

Dive into Scratch coding workshops, get involved in Coolest Projects, build a fortress🏰, and see a dragon🐉.

Find tickets: bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

Museum sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages! Night at the Cube includes access to Discovery Cube exh...
01/16/2020

Museum sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages! Night at the Cube includes 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 March 21 - 22

Reserve today!
Member Tickets: $65
bit.ly/NightatCubeM

General Tickets: $75
bit.ly/NightatCube

01/15/2020

Have you been to the Cube at night?
Join us for our upcoming Night at the Cube in March where you and your family can become nighttime scientists.

#Repost from @lopezcinema. Thank you for capturing the Cube at night! 🙌

Has your young tech creator registered their project for Coolest Projects USA 2020? Prototypes and works-in-progress are...
01/10/2020

Has your young tech creator registered their project for Coolest Projects USA 2020? Prototypes and works-in-progress are welcome! February 16th is the last day to submit.

Young makers can register their projects today and get a chance to present their work at the world-leading showcase Coolest Projects USA on March 7th.

Learn more: bit.ly/307gaw5

Explore Castle Builder with your little kings and queens👑 . The exhibit closes in only 17 days so get tickets now: bit.l...
01/09/2020

Explore Castle Builder with your little kings and queens👑 . The exhibit closes in only 17 days so get tickets now: bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

We ❤️ how much you love building castles with us! Castle Builder the exhibit closes January 26. Get tickets now: bit.ly/...
01/03/2020

We ❤️ how much you love building castles with us! Castle Builder the exhibit closes January 26. Get tickets now: bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

Discovery Cube Orange County's cover photo
01/02/2020

Discovery Cube Orange County's cover photo

As 2019 wraps up, the scientific community has given us a lot to think and awe about the past 12 months. Among the scien...
12/31/2019

As 2019 wraps up, the scientific community has given us a lot to think and awe about the past 12 months. Among the science news of 2019 here are a couple of our favorites:

Imaging of Black Hole:
Black holes have long been theorized and shown mathematically to exist, but this year astronomers we able to capture the first ever image of an actual black hole. Read more: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190411.html

Climate Awareness is on rise (and so are temperatures):
2019 may wind up being one of the hottest years on record, but with that bad news comes the good news! Climate awareness has increased and with that the hope that we are able to change our future for the better.

This awareness can be symbolized by 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg being named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for her work in raising awareness for climate change.

Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope and Evgenia Arbugaeva for TIME cover photo

Help us inspire the next generation and make a year-end gift to science education. For just $25, you can help provide a ...
12/28/2019

Help us inspire the next generation and make a year-end gift to science education. For just $25, you can help provide a field trip scholarship to a student in need.

Donate: bit.ly/Donate2CubeOC

Hey members, do you know about your exclusive discount for museum sleepovers? Become a nighttime scientist and experienc...
12/28/2019

Hey members, do you know about your exclusive discount for museum sleepovers?

Become a nighttime scientist and experience the museum in a completely different way at the January 18th Night at the Cube!

Sleepovers at our science center feature an immersive 3D movie, evening snack and breakfast, fun interactive activities, and next day admission to the science center.

Reserve your sleepover online: oc.discoverycube.org/sleepovers/

12/27/2019

What could make your family traditions even sweeter? A cozy indoor adventure at The Science of Gingerbread!

Children are loving the interactive engineering workshops, stageshows and gingerbread village display.

Get tickets today:
oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

A very special happy 377th birthday to Sir Isaac Newton; physicist, mathematician, educator, author, theologian and alch...
12/25/2019

A very special happy 377th birthday to Sir Isaac Newton; physicist, mathematician, educator, author, theologian and alchemist.

Newton influenced modern day science since he helped define the three laws of motion, mathematics through calculus and optics!

Encyclopedia Britannica states that Newton’s 1687 “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica" (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) “was one of the most important single works in the history of modern science.”

Hear what modern day science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks of Newton: youtube.com/watch?v=danYFxGnFxQ

Happy Birthday Sir Isaac Newton!

Hi Cube-sters! We're closed Wednesday December 25 and back to our regular operating hours (10am - 5pm) on Thursday Decem...
12/25/2019

Hi Cube-sters! We're closed Wednesday December 25 and back to our regular operating hours (10am - 5pm) on Thursday December 26. Don't miss the #ScienceOfGingerbread!❄️🎅⛄
oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

Let your child explore the medieval world as they plan and construct a castle brick by brick!Visit the Castle Builder ex...
12/24/2019

Let your child explore the medieval world as they plan and construct a castle brick by brick!

Visit the Castle Builder exhibit before it closes on January 26.👑🏰

Get tickets:
oc.discoverycube.org/event/castle-builder/

Thank you to Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) for helping us foster a deeper understanding of renewable energy...
12/20/2019

Thank you to Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) for helping us foster a deeper understanding of renewable energy and it’s environmental impact through an interactive experience made especially for you.

Come fly and discover the virtual Helicopter Tours exhibit!

Calling all young tech creators ages 7 - 8! Register your design and invention with Coolest Projects by February 16, 202...
12/20/2019

Calling all young tech creators ages 7 - 8! Register your design and invention with Coolest Projects by February 16, 2020. All projects are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Join us and share your Scratch animation, website, game, robot, or anything else you’ve built with technology.

Coolest Projects USA returns to Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana, California on March 7, 2020. Anyone can attend the event.

Learn more: oc.discoverycube.org/event/coolest-projects-event/

With the holidays quickly approaching, the best gift you can give yourself is your #health. One easy way to do that is t...
12/18/2019

With the holidays quickly approaching, the best gift you can give yourself is your #health. One easy way to do that is to regularly brush your teeth.

Now, there is even more of a reason to keep your pearly whites white...your heart! While there are many factors that determine the #health of your heart, studies suggest a connection between oral #health and heart #health.

According to research, there seems to be a connection to good oral #health and good heart #health.

Find out more at the American Heart Association: heart.org/en/news/2018/11/07/bad-tooth-brushing-habits-tied-to-higher-heart-risk.

Photo courtesy: Cigna.com

Bring your family and pajamas to our upcoming museum sleepover on January 18th, 2020! Night at the Cube features a 3D mo...
12/15/2019

Bring your family and pajamas to our upcoming museum sleepover on January 18th, 2020! Night at the Cube features a 3D movie, a light evening snack and breakfast, and access to our entire science center!

Sign up below:

Member tickets
bit.ly/NightatCubeM

General tickets
bit.ly/NightatCube

Families and friends are baking and glazing #vegan ginger spice cookies at the Cube!Join our Healthy Kitchen cooking cla...
12/14/2019

Families and friends are baking and glazing #vegan ginger spice cookies at the Cube!

Join our Healthy Kitchen cooking classes which feature the chemistry behind cooking, healthy living, and a take-home recipe card.

Discovery Cube Member: $25 per table
bit.ly/HKMember

General: $30 per table
bit.ly/HKGeneral

It’s #FlashbackFriday! Our Futuros Radiantes family was recipient of a generous and one of a kind donation this year – a...
12/14/2019

It’s #FlashbackFriday! Our Futuros Radiantes family was recipient of a generous and one of a kind donation this year – a Los Angeles Dodger’s game suite!

Through Futuros Radiantes, parents and guardians acquire teaching skills that enable them to intentionally create #STEM time and promote literacy at home.

Thank you to Tomo Mizutani, Chairman and CEO of Nitto Tire USA Inc and to Sheila and Jim Peterson, for supporting our mission to create a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. It’s for the kids!

Where young engineers construct castles and play with STEM based activities!Step into the Cube to visit #CastleBuilder a...
12/11/2019

Where young engineers construct castles and play with STEM based activities!

Step into the Cube to visit #CastleBuilder and the #ScienceOfGingerbread - both seasonal exhibits!

Get tickets:
bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

Last weekend to submit your #gingerbread masterpiece!Tag Discovery Cube Orange County as you #design, #engineer and fros...
12/07/2019

Last weekend to submit your #gingerbread masterpiece!

Tag Discovery Cube Orange County as you #design, #engineer and frost your #gingerbread structure.

We're accepting entries for our #gingerbread competition NOW through December 8. Did we mention that prizes include experiences like a Disney family pack?!

Learn more: bit.ly/SOG19OC

Ready for a dazzling night of light and holiday fun? From December 18 – 22, experience the Newport Beach Christmas Boat ...
12/06/2019

Ready for a dazzling night of light and holiday fun? From December 18 – 22, experience the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade with your guests and family.

Our friends at Newport Beach Boat Rentals offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Boats seat up to 12 guests and food and beverage is allowed!

Book now: bit.ly/XmasBoats

PC: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Coolest Projects returns to Discovery Cube Orange County on March 7, 2020!The annual event is both a competition and an ...
12/05/2019

Coolest Projects returns to Discovery Cube Orange County on March 7, 2020!

The annual event is both a competition and an exhibition to inspire and enable #innovation, #creativity, #entrepreneurship, and #technology skills in young makers.

We encourage young makers to create, innovate, and register their projects at coolestprojects.org for their chance to exhibit their creations and even win prizes.

We can't wait to see what the young tech creators will design!👾

12/04/2019

Grab your chef’s hat and build the ultimate gingerbread structure.

For your chance to win a Disney family pack or other awesome prizes, submit your entry for The Science of Gingerbread competition by December 8.

bit.ly/SOG19OC

Today is #GivingTuesday. If you support our mission of inspiring and educating young minds through engaging science-base...
12/03/2019
Donate To Support Discovery Cube Foundation

Today is #GivingTuesday. If you support our mission of inspiring and educating young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits, we encourage you to donate! Your donation to the Discovery Science Foundation means so much to families, school districts, and the community.

Grab your engineering hat and build the ultimate gingerbread structure.Submit your gingerbread entry for the #ScienceofG...
12/03/2019

Grab your engineering hat and build the ultimate gingerbread structure.

Submit your gingerbread entry for the #ScienceofGingerbread competition by December 8 for your chance to win a Disney family pack or other amazing prizes!

Learn more: bit.ly/SOG19OC

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X Gift a sc...
12/01/2019

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Gift a science center membership this #CyberMonday!

Discovery Cube membership perks are astro-tacular:
+Unlimited admission to 3 campuses
+Discounted companion tickets
+Monthly newsletters
+Free or discounted admission to over 300 ASTC science centers around the world and much more.
+Discounted healthy kitchen classes
+Summer camp priority
+And much more

Learn more: discoverycube.org/membership/

Today and every day, we are #thankful for the kindness and generosity of the leaders whom empower us to inspire and educ...
12/01/2019

Today and every day, we are #thankful for the kindness and generosity of the leaders whom empower us to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits.

In spirit of #GivingTuesday - Make a gift to the Discovery Science Foundation to support our mission in creating meaningful impact in the communities we serve.

Donate here: discoverycube.org/donate/

With each ECO backpack and tote at our science store, we helped divert waste from our landfills. ♻️ Made from repurposed...
11/29/2019

With each ECO backpack and tote at our science store, we helped divert waste from our landfills. ♻️

Made from repurposed banners, the ECO bags and backpacks are #Waterproof, #Durable, #Lightweight and make the perfect holiday gift! 🎅

Shop for the holidays at our science store during our upcoming promos:

[Nov. 29 – Dec. 1]Free Discovery Cube magnet or keychain with a $30 purchase
[Dec. 7]Get 20% off total purchase
[Dec. 8]Get 30% off all Discovery Cube merchandise

Happy Thanksgiving, Cube-sters! We’re closed today November 28 but we encourage you to stay active. Take the stairs wher...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving, Cube-sters! We’re closed today November 28 but we encourage you to stay active.

Take the stairs where you can, dance with your early learners, and/or build a family fort.

Hey Cube-sters! Join the #ScienceOfGingerbread contest for your chance to win a family-pack to Disneyland!This contest i...
11/26/2019

Hey Cube-sters!

Join the #ScienceOfGingerbread contest for your chance to win a family-pack to Disneyland!

This contest is open to businesses, organizations, and individuals. We're accepting structures NOW THROUGH DEC. 8.
View our contest rules and form online: bit.ly/DCOCSOG

#STEM #STEMEducation #Gingerbread #DiscoveryCube

11/23/2019

Space is an extremely big place! So big that it’s hard to imagine just how large some of the objects out there are.

Luckily, Neil Agarwal has visualized the scale of objects in our universe ranging from human made objects to enormous rocky planets.

Check out The Size of Space visualization: neal.fun/size-of-space/

Visit our Mission Control Center to learn more about space.

Did you know? We're accepting creations for the gingerbread competition this weekend: November 23 through December 8!Eng...
11/22/2019

Did you know? We're accepting creations for the gingerbread competition this weekend: November 23 through December 8!

Engineering activities at home, such as building gingerbread structures, provide opportunities for children to grow and mature.

When building a gingerbread structure, ask questions like:

What are you exploring right now?
Which materials do you think work well?
Why did you use these materials instead of different ones?

Learn more about The Science of Gingerbread contest: bit.ly/DCOCSOG

Who would have thought that SoCal is enjoying mild temperature while much of the country is feeling frigid temperature?🌡...
11/20/2019

Who would have thought that SoCal is enjoying mild temperature while much of the country is feeling frigid temperature?🌡️

One of the biggest weather factors is a phenomena called the Jet Stream: a current of fast moving air that moves around the world.🌎

As the Jet Stream dips down from the north, it can bring colder temperatures with it. Areas north of the Jet Stream are in for frosty weather. Area south of the Jet Stream can have mild weather, like we have now.🌫️

Visit the Cube’s Planetary Research Station to learn the science behind weather.

Photo courtesy: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The act of building things can help kids improve their math skills, develop their vocabulary and even teach them about g...
11/20/2019

The act of building things can help kids improve their math skills, develop their vocabulary and even teach them about gravity, balance, and geometry.

Our latest exhibit, Castle Builder, is the perfect building environment for young minds.

Get tickets: bit.ly/BuyTicketsOC

We #inspire and #educate young minds through engaging #science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful #impac...
11/16/2019

We #inspire and #educate young minds through engaging #science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful #impact on the communities we serve.

On this special day of #philanthropy, we are grateful to partner with @casaoc to provide access to experiential learning to the special children they serve every day.

Today, we salute the critical work of this like-minded nonprofit, as it is up to us all to #educate and #empower our future generations.

Happy National Philanthropy Day!

#NationalPhilanthropyDay

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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We checked out the 2 new exhibits at Discovery Cube Orange County!
Very fun and educational!
We hope you are planning on participating again in the Merage JCC’s Celebrations Expo on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Irvine, CA. Opportunity to participate as an exhibitor and space is limited. Visit our website at https://www.jccoc.org/specialevents/celebrations-expo/ for more information or email [email protected].
It's SO fun and educational!
It's s VERY fun and educational experience! The place us HUGE! We got an annual pass!
We visited DiscoveryCube Orange County for the #DCSuperHeroes exhibit!
Our visit to the #DCBubblefest2019!
What happened to winterfest this year? That was a Christmad break tradition to take our kids too. :(
What a great idea.
Fun at the Cube
Learning is everything.... we always pick up tons of new facts from Discovery Cube Orange County! Such a fun day!