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Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6600
+1 714-542-2823
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Place for kids to learn without them knowing it! Membership good value

Comparable or larger (and better) than many of the other science museums we have been to across the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian B
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Interactive fun, recommend the annual family pass

Whether you live nearby or are in town visiting, I think the annual family pass is an awesome deal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hongkhanh T
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Irvine, California
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Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously Discovery Science Center). Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine "launch" and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.
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2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Comparable or larger (and better) than many of the other science museums we have been to across the country. Always has interesting temporary exhibits along with the permanent exhibit. Hands on, good for all ages, even little ones and teens and you'll need about 3...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you live nearby or are in town visiting, I think the annual family pass is an awesome deal. We started going because my 3 year old loves dinosaurs, but our return visits are often to check out the new rotating exhibits (more interesting for...More

Thank Hongkhanh T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 2 1/2 yr old daughter specifically for the Doc McStuffins exhibit. We arrive around 12:30 pm and although the parking lot said it was full, the attendant told us that people were starting to leave and that we could go in and...More

Thank LALyndaD81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter for a visit as they advertised a Doc McStuffin's exhibit( one of our granddaughter's favorites. She enjoyed the exhibit but moved on quickly to the other interactive exhibits. She was especially intrigued by the space exhibit where she was able to...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The kids had fun for a while, then wanted more but there wasn't anything else. It is not cheap but was something to do to keep the kids busy. Too many unsupervised kids and staff didnt say anything to parents.

Thank Disneyfanatik
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The kids are quite entertain. They like science related exhibits and movies. They like to go back when they visit us again in Orange County. I wish we bought the seasoned ticket. The parking is hard to find. I recommend to arrive early. The cafeteria...More

Thank 512teresitas
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very fun afternoon with a two-year-old very clean and well organized despite crowds for those who have been to other places in San Francisco Los Angeles or Philadelphia this place will seem small and quaint however for my needs that afternoon it...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great hands on museum. Some attractions need updating, either not working, not opened or very old. Cafe served very healthy food.

Thank sdevries88
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I accompanied a 12-year of visitor to the Discovery Center in Santa Ana. I thought many of the exhibits were interesting for adults, although the overwhelming majority of patrons are children. The aviation exhibit was especially interesting to the kids. One exhibit you could design,...More

Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We bought annual passes because we liked it so much. It is entertaining and interactive. There are two stories and lots of different exhibits as well as changing exhibits, movies, and presentations. They regularly update the place so it doesn't get outdated and everything works...More

Thank TravelMom108
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