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Discovery Cube Los Angeles + Orange County

Southern California has two terrific, kid-friendly museums dedicated to hands-on science education, and your whole family can have fun at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and at the original Discovery Cube Orange County location in Santa Ana.

MomsLA sent writer Esther Chang and her family to check it out and report back, so read on to find out about all the great things Discovery Cube has to offer.

pulleys and levers at Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Learning about pulleys and levers at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

A Family Explores Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Our family was so excited to be invited to check out Discovery Cube now that they have re-opened. We visited the Los Angeles location which had plenty of free parking and a huge park next door (for parents who want to make an extended day out of the trip).

The STEM and discovery activities each catered to our girls (age 2 and 6) in different ways. Our 6 year old loved the iPad scavenger hunts, exhibit activities, and building cars/planes. Our 2 year old loved the interactive exhibits and touching everything her hands could push and pull.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles Hours:

Mondays – WednesdaysCLOSED
Thursdays – Sundays10am – 5pm

Discovery Cube Los Angeles Ticket and Admission Prices

Adult Admission (ages 15+)$15.95
Child Admission (ages 3-14)$13.95
Children under 3FREE
Senior Admission (62+)$15.95
ParkingPlenty of FREE Street Parking
Some of the exhibits at Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Some of the exhibits at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Upstairs there is an open area where the exhibits/interactive activity changes. Right now there is a raceway exhibit. You can build your own car and test it out on their many raceway tracks. Incredibly fun for the whole family.

Other Exhibits at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Build your own airplane and fly it in their airplane launcher!

Hockey Exhibit where you can pretend to be a hockey player and learn what it takes to train for one.

Learning to play hockey at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Learning to play hockey at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Recycling plant: Kids can sort the items for a chance to win the game.

Grocery store: Pick up a shopping cart and scan all the items listed in the grocery list. Those that find all the right items can have their photo taken and displayed on the greatest shopper wall.

Physics stations:  Ever think about gravity and pulleys?  Well we certainly didn’t realize how much one vs multiple pulleys help in our everyday life. Check out their fun interactive exhibits where kids can try lifting logs and themselves to test out the best and easiest pulley system.

Wind/Climate Exhibits:  Go inside a wind simulating machine or release some scarves in a wind tunnel. Experience what is happening in our environment first hand.

Energy efficient Home: A fun activity for older kids. They can grab a tablet and walk around the play home looking for ways to save energy and conserve water.

Since we visited Discovery Cube, our girls have talked non-stop about the fun things they learned. They cannot wait to go back!

Family playing at Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Family playing at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Dining at Discovery Cube

Both Discovery Cube locations have a counter-service restaurant called Bean Sprouts, which is known for their kid-friendly options, as well as for offering many menu choices for those with food allergies and sensitivities. They serve sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, a choice of beverages, and even some dessert treats.

Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92805

Discovery Cube Orange County Hours

The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana is open every day from 10am until 5pm.

Discovery Cube Orange County Tickets and Admission Prices

Adult Admission (ages 15+)$19.95
Child Admission (ages 3-14)$14.95
Children under 3FREE
Senior Admission (62+)$16.95
Parking$6/daily pass

Membership Prices at Discovery Cube

Membership benefits include admission to both Los Angeles and Orange County locations, subscription to a monthly email newsletter, the ability to purchase $10 companion tickets, discounts on summer camps and birthday parties, and more, depending on the level you choose. Please see their website for all the latest details.

Dual Membership$79
Family Membership$124
Family and Friends Membership$203
Cube Ambassador Membership$300

Esther Chang is the founder of MarkelandMe: a blog about family, food and the fun in between. In her spare time she loves to travel and plan events. She lives in the Mid-Wilshire area with her husband and 2 daughters.

young girl Playing at the Recycling Center at Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Playing at the Recycling Center at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

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