|Will and CC enjoy the "Clifford the Big Red Dog" exhibit at Discovery Cube LA|
Ian, CC, Will and I ventured up to the Valley again to explore the hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube Los Angeles while making a swim date at the nearby Hansen Dam Aquatic Center — which has a super-cool pool complete with winding water slide!
CC and Will were all about the "Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog" exhibit, which encourages kids to role-play activities such as working in a back yard (I say role-play because my children seldom water plants or rake leaves. I still love them, though. :) They can also pretend to steer a ferry and sell hamburgers and fries at Samuel's Fish and Chips Shack.
|It's ferry time for the kids!|
This coming weekend, August 15-16, is particularly special, because Clifford himself will be on hand for photo ops!
|Race to Zero Waste at the Discovery Cube LA|
And before we made our way over to the lovely Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, we grabbed some snacks at the Cube's Bean Sprouts Cafe.
How cute are these offerings — Crocamole and a Do-Re-For-Me sandwich?!
|Kid-friendly food options at the Bean Sprouts Cafe.|
The pool, first of all, is huge. And I what I loved most about it was how beachy it felt. Sand surrounded the pool, while the edges sloped in like an actual shore. That made it so much easier for Will to wade in — especially because they don't allow floaties on kids. (Apparently, one lifeguard told me, parents tend not to pay as much attention when kids are wearing them. Eek!)
|Hansen Dam Pool|
|Photo courtesy of Hansen Dam Aquatic Center|
There's the nearby lake that offers boating and kayaking. There's also an equestrian trail.
Prices are beyond reasonable for the public park, with tickets at $3.50 for adults and $1 for kids. Canopy rentals start at $18 for four hours.
Just be quick, though! The aquatic facilities are open only through September 27!
All in all, we had a great time. Even Ian was asking when we could go back.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91342
Tickets: $10 for adults and kids through January 3, 2016. Kids ages 2 and under are free.
Hansen Dam Aquatic Center
11798 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Tickets: $3.50 (adults); $1 (children 17 and under)
(Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post in my position as a #DiscoveryCubeMoms LA Ambassador. All opinions, however, are my own.)