A Brief History:
Exhibits & Programs:
The Science Center has more than 100 interactive exhibits, activities and educational programs designed to teach science concepts. Highlights include:
Eco Challenge: This exhibit endeavors to educate families on recycling and environmental conservation by teaching eco-friendly shopping, proper disposal of hazardous household waste, and how to identify and sort recyclables from the regular trash.
Boeing Rocket Lab: This permanent exhibit is the first phase in the Space Exploration Gallery featuring a rocket launch simulation, a rocket fuel chemistry lesson, and an interactive air and water rocket launch station.
Dino Quest: This exhibit is the first of its kind and features life-size dinosaur models, interactive quests and virtual archaeological digs to discover and identify prehistoric fossils.
Planetary Research Station: Featuring a suspended, animated globe, this station enables visitors to learn about the atmosphere, weather patterns and other aspects of Earth science. There are presentations daily and private research sessions are avialable by appointment.
Science Summer Camp: The Science Center offers several summer camps for school-age students ages 5-10 desgined for a more in depth scientific education. Check the website for class descriptions and registration details.
Seasonal & Special Events:
Admission & Membership:
Annual membership packages are also available, which include unlimited admission to the Science Center and hundreds of other participating ASTC passport program science centers, exclusive access to special events and previews, discount admission for up to four guests, and discounted theater tickets.
Location & Hours:
The Discovery Science Center is located in the Santa Ana Museum District at the intersection of Main St and the I-5 freeway.
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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