Monday, July 30, 2012

Discovery Science Center Santa Ana {summer bucket list}

My sister left this morning. She had such a short visit but totally worth it. We took total advantage of checking things off our Summer Bucket List while she was here. One of my favorites was Discovery Children's Museum in Santa Ana. If you are in Southern California, you should go. If not, check out all the pictures below. You'll feel like you were there! 

My sister flew in Thursday at John Wayne Airport. It's probably the nicest airport I've ever been to. I wouldn't expect any less from Orange County though. After the airport, we stopped for a quick breakfast of coffee and pastries. I don't know about you but that is my favorite breakfast! Next we headed over to the science center. It's a five minute drive from the airport right off Interstate 5. Parking onsite is only $4. If you would rather not pay, then you can park on the street or near by shopping center.

Everything is hands on. I love that! 
Learning to fly

Experiencing a hurricane

Ky & Zac were brave enough to lay on the bed of nails. They hadn't tried it before. My poor children could barely handle it. Their little chests were raising up in down in sheer panic and I thought my son was going to start crying. Opps, I'm guessing he can check that box and NOT do it again!

I think my sister had the most fun. She was right in there experimenting and playing with all the exhibits. Here she is at the Wildlife Refuge animal exhibit. The big brown blob is a condor puppet. The game is to feed the condor baby "food pellets"in 30 seconds. Our top score was 2! Epic fail. 

Here are a couple more pics.

Figuring out the pulley. Future engineers? Let's hope!

Oh yeah, I'm teaching the boys to grocery shop. Won't their wives love me?!?


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! I absolutely love checking things off the summer bucket list:)

    PS: good call on teaching those boys to grocery shop

    Pink Chai Style

  2. Pink Chai Raj, I am embarrassed to say we haven't been able to check off the summer bucket list very often. We have 28 days left until school begins, so I am shifting into overdrive. Thanks for stopping by. Come visit again!