Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dora, Diego & Fast Cars Speed Over to Discovery Cube Los Angeles

CC and Will go exploring with Dora at Discovery Cube LA.
There are two new interactive exhibits for kiddos at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, and we got to check them out last weekend!

Dora and Diego: Let's Explore!, which runs through September 18, brings kids face to face with Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego, who loves rescuing animals. Kids can explore exhibits including Tico's Tree, where kids can help gather nuts. (Will loved this one!) They can also take an imaginary spin in his yellow car.

Will gathers acorns that get pulled up through a pneumatic tube. So cool!
There's also Isa's Flowery Garden, where kids can pick soft fabric flowers and even put on a pair of butterfly wings.

Will gets his gardening on.
The activities don't stop there! Kids can even burn some calories on the rock climbing wall in Diego's Rainforest Maze. (Both Will and CC loved this one. It's very toddler-friendly and wasn't as tall as the rock wall in the main part of the museum.)

There was also the Purple Planet slide and the Rocket Ship, where kids can push buttons and play games, all while feeling as if they've boarded a ship to the stars.

Will did not want to get out of this race car.
Next up was Speed: Science in Motion, which runs through September 11. You can imagine how much CC and Will loved getting into race cars and pretending they were going a bazillion miles per hour (that was very scientific, I know. :) while watching a simulated screen of their driving.

In this exhibit, kids can check out the science behind Formula One cars and even pretend they're at a virtual race where they need to quickly change a tire.

Now, if my toddler could do this in real life ...
Kids also get a sense of the parts of the engine on these types of cars and get to explore the laws of motion by pushing a ball down two different tracks.

And, of course, there are hands-on demos that invite kids to come up and test out the laws of physics for themselves, as well as ask and answer questions.

CC jumps in for a live demonstration on force.
We had a great time, and as we were walking to the car Will asked, "Can we come back tomorrow?"

Always a good sign!

11800 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91342
Tickets: $17.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids. Kids ages 2 and under are free.

(Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post in my position as a #DiscoveryCubeMoms LA Ambassador. All opinions, however, are my own.)

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