Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Igniting the Minds of Children Giveaway

*Giveaway at bottom of post*

If you have ever driven down the freeway in the middle of Orange County, you can't miss the gigantic cube building. Inside this cube is more than just The Discovery Science Center. Inside this cube is a spectacular display of fireworks ingniting in the minds of our children as they develop a passion for learning about the world around them. For a little more than a decade, this center has brought the world of science to life for so many children and adults. They constantly create an exciting hands on opportunity for our children to experience Science in the real world. A few of the fantastic exhibts they have had and currently have are:

Hands on bubble activities demonstrate a bubble's science and math principles (such as surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, molecular properties, and geometric properties) while, The sixteen-time Guinness World Record holder and Bubble Scientist, Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show puts those theories to the ultimate test.

Secret of Circles
Circles are pretty amazing shapes, If you look around you will see that they are everywhere: wheels, clocks doorknobs, tortillas, Frisbees, tops and more! This exciting new exhibit celebrates the math, science and beauty of such a simple shape and helps children and adults alike to uncover the secrets of the many circles in the world.

Grossology Sometimes it's stinky; sometimes it's crusty; and sometimes it's slimy. Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.

Dino Quest
The World's first interactive dinosaur adventure that includes life-size dinosaurs. Visitors can walk inside the two story Argentinosaurus, manipulate the organs of the dinosaur and learn how body systems work and relate to each other. They can explore in the Fossil dig area (this is my daughter's favorite)
and see the giant T-Rex, an exact replica of an actual fossil names Stan.

Planetary Research Station

The Discovery Science Center has the only Planetary Research Station in California. This amazing educational tool is ab animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans and land of a planet. It can display anything from real-time infrared satellite over land, to sea ice concentration and snow cover to the topography of Venus.

Through these various exhibits and many others during the year they are able to ignite science in the minds of our children. What an awesome way to learn about one of the most fundamental subjects in human nature!

There is also a FREE Rocket Launch your children can be a part of this Saturday, May 1st.

The event will take place from 9am-2pm. There is still time to register. You can register online with The Discovery Science Center here or by email to: or by phone 714-542-2823. Join the challenge to design, build and launch a rocket made from a 2-liter plastic soda bottle that uses a combination of pressurized air and water for propulsion. This event will be held at The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach. Click Here for a map. You will have the opportunity to Chat with a real astronaut! You won't want to miss this one!

Woo Hoo! The Discovery Science Center has offered one lucky winner of this OC Fun Guide giveaway a family 4 pack of tickets for General Admission to The Discovery Science Center! To enter, leave a comment telling us what your children's favorite exhibit is at The Discovery Science Center or an exhibit that you and your children are excited to see. The giveaway will run until Thursday, May 6th at 12 midnight. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, May 7th. To be eligible for this drawing you must reside in Southern California.

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  1. definetly the fossil dig. My bean loves dinosaurs.

  2. My kids would love this! And we really aren't that far either.

  3. My two kids like the dino stuff as well as the airplane science stuff upstairs.

  4. I wish I lived there so we could go! Fun! Thanks for stopping by my site!
    Happy Friday!

  5. DSC is so much fun. We have gone during Bubblefest and seen Fan Yang in action. Truly amazing. All the exhibits are kid-oriented and totally hands-on.

  6. I think my daughter would like the Kid Station. I have four kids and I can't believe we have never been. It looks awesome.

  7. We love the bubble exhibit! I hope I win. ;)

  8. Great post and great ideas! Stopping by from SITS hope you have a great day!

  9. My son Isaiah just turned 5 at the end of April and is always correcting us on the dinosaur names. His favorite one is TRex and the Pterodactyl. This is one of the kids exhibit we have not been able to take him to and I know he would LOVE IT.


  10. We LOVE the Bubblefest at the Discovery Science Center!

  11. My child loves Dino Quest, it's her favorite Exhibit and she talks about it often! The Bubble Exhibit was awesome too!

  12. We just moved recently from San Diego to Santa Clarita. Every time we're on the 5 we talk about visiting it one of these days. My daughter is anxious to see the bubble exibit as she loves all things bubbly!

  13. Hi! I'm Genevieve! Found you on SITS and so glad I did! What a sweet blog you have! Happy Mother's Day to you! Now a follower!

  14. Thanks for stopping by from SITS! I'm here returning the favor, and following now too :-) That dino-land sounds awesome, count me in!