How do you keep the attention of a child in this day and age? You basically have to rip their smartphones out of their hands. It’s not even a punishment to send them to their room anymore!

Wow. Times have changed since the ’90s.

I think we have a solution that will get your children off the couch and open their minds to something new.

Discover the Discover Cube

Throughout the year, the Discover Cube OC is home to traveling exhibits and community events and programs for whole family to experience together. They have their permanent STEM based exhibits focusing on everything from space to fossils and physics to climate. I’ve also gone for traveling exhibitions like Legos, DC Superheroes, Star Wars, and everything else that can get the attention of children – and adults for that matter. If you are using your smartphone – use it for finding out everything coming to the Discovery Cube this season. Here are some of the upcoming events happening at the Discovery Cube Orange County:

Did I mention they have an annual membership?

Spooky Science

Go on The Great Haunt for the chance to get your reusable trick or treat bag! Spooky Science Presents: The Great Haunt featuring the Monster Academy. Wear your costumes and get on our tractor trail rides. They’re also hosting the Track the Treats show at our Planetary Research Station.

FREE Annual Family Event – Pumpkin Launch

November 2 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Cal State Fullerton – 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton

You might have never considered it a possibility, but now is your chance to launch a pumpkin across the Titan Athletic Field at Cal State Fullerton! Work with STEM students to create a launching device and see how far your pumpkin can go. Get ready to compete as the team with the highest score wins a Pumpkin Launch Trophy. As if the STEM event wasn’t fun enough, get some brain food from all of the delicious food trucks attending!

Petersonville Healthy Kitchen

September 29 @ 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 3:30 PM

Hungry to learn how to create healthy and yummy food? Professional chefs and cooking instructors team up to teach you how to get started. Sample the food you make and take home the knowledge to be the chef of your home!

Castle Builder: Build Your Kingdom!

October 12, 2019 – January 26, 2020

In the blink of an eye, you and your family can be sent back in time to your very own medieval kingdom! Your children can be their very knights as they build a castle together. The fun begins with the building as they play middle-aged themed games and then enjoy the interactive kingdom playrooms.

Scouts: Technology at the Cube

October 12 @ 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Your child is going to get an experience they’ll never forget. Learn the basics in mechanical and technological exhibits that they will turn in to an iMovie. Learn more about this experience on their website!

The Great ShakeOut

October 17 @ 10:17 AM – 5:00 PM

We all know earthquakes in California are inevitable. We can’t stop them, but we can prepare for them! This is the World’s Largest Earthquake Drill. Other states will also be participating. Come to the Discovery Cube to be a part of the action! Learn about earthquakes, how to be prepared, and what to do when one hits.

Night at the Cube

November 9 @ 6:00 PM – November 10 @ 9:00 AM

Spend your evening with the Discovery Cube! Enjoy interactive activities, exhibits, snacks, and a 3D movies all night. Admission includes access to the Cube the following day.

Girls Scouts: Technology at the Cube

November 13 @ 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Another interactive technology and mechanics lesson! Come learn about everything that goes into the education exhibits – then document your experience and make it into an iMovie to watch your day at the Discovery Cube.