Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana

4.0
#4 of 19 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. Use our Santa Ana vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Discovery Cube Orange County and other attractions in Santa Ana.
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  • August 8, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    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...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    I'd give it 5 stars for value when you become a member BUT the food there is really pricey. Bring your own sack lunch and save yourself at least $20. Bean Sprouts sells organic food which is fine unless you're trying to feed 2 or more kids on a budget. OK back to the good... family membership is $100 per year or $125 for 2 years. That includes up to 4 children and 2 adults. We try to go at least 3 times a month during summer vacation (a real saviour to get the kids out if the house) and a few times during Christmas and Easter break.
  • July 6, 2017
    Great place for kids to go there and learn science and to widen their knowledge. My kids likes playing outside near the big dinosaur and go on a trip in the virtual helicopter. Play recycling game and other shows that they bring every few months. Got the annual pass there. And got a 2nd year for a discounted price. Plus also the parking.
  • April 14, 2017
    So i first went to the discovery cube during the bubble fest and I have to say that it was not bad at all. My son was so happy to play with the may bubble "attractions" they had set up. But something that was the high of the day was the bubble show which lasted approximately 30min. The great thing about the show i that the kids could sit right in the front on the floor which is very nice because we were the last ones to get in but my son was still able to sit in the front. The parents can sit with their kids but they have to sit in the back of the perimeter they had set up in order to not block the view of other kids. The performer is a Guinness world record holder who performs all over the world. We had such a great experience that we got a one year membership which was 60 dollars for my son and one adult.
  • May 20, 2017
    My review is based on my experience with a physical disability. Due to my son's medically fragile condition, I was excited to finally visit the Center and its "Bubble" exhibit. I was shocked to pay the $65 admission fee (I had to pay more to sit closer to the front due to my son's disability, even after I informed the cashier) but I was more disappointed, trying to locate the ONE hidden elevator. The bubble concert was the highlight of our visit, but the exhibit was geared towards healthy and physically inclined children. I searched throughout the center for wheelchair height and less physical activities and sadly, close to nothing. The staff was very friendly but most seemed just as confused as me. The center is clean but the restrooms aren't equipped with enough changing tables (I believe only one) in each restroom and there was a line of mothers waiting to change their babies diapers. Continuing my search, I was warned that the museum was closing after being there for only an hour. I kindly spoke to the manager about the limited handicapped accessibility and he apologized, then agreed. He had to help me out the front-door because not even the centers entrance, has an automatic push-button. The center has a lot to improve on and needs to mindful of all children's and some, with limited abilities.
  • July 6, 2017
    Always something new to see at the cube in Orange County. The kids as well as adults have a great time as well. The center has upgraded their eatry adding healthier options as well as a hands on kitchen where you can make your own meal. At the time of this post the cost for the kitchen demonstration was $20.00. Stop by this science center next time your in town.

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