Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana

4.0
#4 of 18 in Museums in Orange County
Packed with fascinating exhibits, Discovery Cube Orange County features more than 100 hands-on displays for all ages. The attraction explores themes like space rockets, earthquakes, hockey, and more. Visit Dino Quest to see life-sized dinosaurs, or race Hot Wheels cars around various tracks. Check out the displays' explanations of the science behind the fun, and watch the educational films. If you drive here, keep in mind that parking is limited. Arrive early to claim a spot or park at the mall next door. With our international travel planner, Santa Ana attractions like Discovery Cube Orange County can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had a lot of fun with our 4 year old here. We went on a Tuesday while it was raining and it kept us busy for a few hours. The hockey displays and games had our daughter running from place to place....  more »
  • Great place for children interested in STEM. It's very hands on and easy to get around. We took our 10 year old and he had a blast.  more »
  • We showed up at 10AM and left at 4PM. We walked over to the mall for lunch (Lucille's BBQ), which was a nice break.  more »
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  • Place is great! Still as fin as I remember it when I went as a child, love taking my children here and they love it. Not bad pricing , but it's not somewhere you'd spend all day at. Maybe 4-5hrs tops. They have plenty of activities for the kids, and you can join in on the fun as well. Look forward to many more visits
  • Great place for kids from toddler to teen/preteen. For younger kids, it's super fun and the older kids will learn a lot. We are members, so I love the rotating exhibits; keeps things fresh. The only bummer is that parking is always a pain but it's a small price to play for such a cool museum right in the middle of Orange County.
  • Based on what my 10-year old daughter says, this is the best place to go. She loves it! Adults all play with everything as well. When there are too many kids there, like in summer you don't want to be there.... unless you really like watching other people not take care of their children and watching kids push through other kids to get in front of everyone else. They have a dinosaur exhibit outside that allows kids and adults to do different "hunts" for dinosaur parts, there is interactive hockey, space exhibits, and lots more. Just wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking and standing the ENTIRE time! If you go in the summer wear a protective bubble and ear plugs or all that pent up anger you store is going to come out on some lazy parent and you'll realize Discovery Cube is not the place for you when you're hanging that parent over the rails and giving them a swirly in the man made geyser! Good luck!!!!
  • Most of the reviews say it all. Went during a field trip so a little chaotic, but the kids loved it. Some things didn't work and could use some tlc. They had a presentation and the staff was great, also cookie decorating and mini-cookie car making and racing. A bit pricey but I enjoyed it along with the kids I took. Year membership isn't too bad two adults and four children $99 for a big group/family might be worth it other than that not too sure.
  • There were several fun exhibits. It was a nice facility, but I don't think I'd buy a membership there if I lived in the area. It's small enough that my kids would get bored easily. There were several games to play and many special exhibits for Halloween and Fall. I liked that it had stuff for kids of all ages. Not really geared for kids above 12 or so.

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