Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Fun at Discovery Cube Orange County

It's winter here in Orange County and although we might not have piles of snow outside
our doors, there is not shortage of winter fun at the Discovery Cube Orange County.
 Debuting this year for the first time is Winter Wonderfest and it has real snow!!!
Real snow in sunny southern California? Yes! And my kids were  thrilled for the
opportunity to drive 10 minutes to the Discovery Cube, instead of 12 hours to
Grandma's house in Utah, to play in the cold stuff this winter.

December 19th - January 3rd

You can go tubing down the 70 foot slope!

There were two snow sledding hills - one for the big kids and one for even your little
kids. All of my kids loved the snow sledding. See below for a video of Grace enjoying
herself.She went sledding three or four times and was still asking for more!

I think all three of the kids loved the snow play area best of all.
As a kid I grew up in Las Vegas, so it was such a treat to spend Christmas in Idaho 
at my Grandparents' house and enjoy the snow. My kids also love playing in the snow 
at grandma and grandpa's house, but they don't love the 12 hour drive.
So being able to build a snowman and enjoy the fluffy stuff after a 10 minute drive 
was amazing!

Plus, it gave us an excuse to bust out our cute snow gear and look adorable for the
camera. I was worried that Grace wouldn't like the snow because it was cold and
she's never really been exposed to snow, but she loved it! Even if her mittens were a
tad too big!

There are lots of tools for working in the snow, including some adorable pieces to
make sure your snowman is put together properly.
I think JT made four or five snowmen, because he liked deconstructing them just
as much as he building them.

While you're there for Winter Wonderfest, don't forget to take advantage of your
museum admission to see the amazing 10th Annual Science of Gingerbread displays.
I keep saying that one year we'll enter a gingerbread creation and then I go
and see how amazing the entries are and I think - I don't know if I can do that!
I especially loved the Peanuts scene and Star Wars Death Star entries.
They were so cool!

November 27th - January 3rd

And be sure to build your car and race it in the 2015 Gingerbread Derby.
You're provided with all the pieces to make a delicious car to race against your friends.
Since JT is a Cub Scout and participates in the Pinewood Derby each year,
he really loves this part of The Science of Gingerbread exhibit.

And finally, if you're looking for an alternative to a late night
on New Year's Eve for the kids, then you need to head to Discovery Cube Orange County
for Noon Year's Eve! This year's superhero themed Noon Year's Eve party will help
you ring the 2016 with hats, streamers, balloon drop and a ginger ale toast!
Be sure to come dressed as your favorite superhero!

December 30th & 31st 12PM and 2PM

So, if you're looking for some family friendly, science rich, snowy and yummy
fun during your holiday vacation, Discovery Cube Orange County has you covered
with Winter Wonderfest, The Science of Gingerbread, and Noon Year's Eve Celebration!



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