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You don't have to drive outside of Orange County to see snow this year, because winter is coming to us! Discovery Cube is hosting their second annual WINTER WONDERFEST at both locations - Orange County and Los Angeles! Beginning December 17 through January 8, 2017, families can learn the science of snow by sledding down ice ramps, go inner tubing, build snowmen or make snow angels, learn about animal adaptations to the cold, and more!
We were there for Winter Wonderfest's preview last year and had a blast! For only $10 plus general admissions, we went down inner tubes, snow sledding, played in the snow and built mini-ski ramps. There are several different ramps for every level and every age group to enjoy. (See map below). You'll have to carry your own tube up the stairs, and sliding down will have your kids wanting to do it over and over again, but you'll also want to try snow sledding too! Have smaller kids? Last year they had a Cube Jr Zone area where they have their own set of construction toys, tables and chairs.
Last year my kids thought Snow Sledding was faster than the inner tubes. There's also a super mini-one next to this one for even the littlest kids. Look at that smile! In Snow Play, grab mini-cake pans and wooden spoons to scoop real snow. Notice the difference when you transfer the heat from your hands to the conductors. Snow is not just for kids! When will you get to play with snow in OC again?
When are you are done playing in the snow, head inside and visit the Science of Gingerbread! You will also have access to all the other exhibits as well.
Science of Gingerbread Exhibit
Every year local companies, schools, families and organizations are invited to build their own gingerbread house creations and enter into a competition. The entire visual display must be made of edible materials, then the gingerbread creation entries are displayed throughout Discovery Cube. It's not just mixing and pouring in the kitchen, there's a science to it! Exhibit activities include:
- Gingerbread Derby Competition
- “Matter of Taste” stage show
- Cookie decorating
- Build a House Learning Station
- Santa Claus meet and greets through December 24, 2016
Build and race your own candy car in the annual Gingerbread Derby! How fast can your car go? Hint: Strategically place your candy weights where you think it will help your car go the fastest. Fun stuff!
Enjoy daily holiday themed movies:
11:00 am – Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
12:00 pm – How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
1:00 pm – Toy Story That Time Forgot
2:00 pm – Frosty the Snowman
3:00 pm – Shrek the Halls
4:00 pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
We went last year and had so much fun! I would recommend bringing gloves, a coat because it is outdoors and was cold when we went in the morning, change of clothes in case it gets soaked, and closed toed shoes. Have a blast!
Winter Wonderfest 2016
December 17, 2016 through January 8, 2017
Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA
ADMISSIONS: $17.95 Adults, $12.95 Children (3-14), Free for Children 2 and under, $14.95 Seniors, and Free for Members.
Winter Wonderfest Tickets are $10* each for members and non-members. (Does not include general admission which is required.)
Discounted presale tickets available for purchase through December 16, 2016. ($5 for members and $7 for non-members). Winter Wonderfest tickets and general admission tickets (or valid membership) are required for entry.
PARKING: On-site parking is $5 per vehicle (cash only).
US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All readers have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. I will attempt to contact the winner for 3 days. If the winner cannot be reached by email, a new winner will be selected the same way. There are several different ways to earn entries. One prize per household. The winner will receive, free of charge, the prize mentioned above. This prize is not available for exchanges. Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.