Running Now till September 7th, this exhibit is a complete hands on experience that you and your family will not want to miss!
Discovery Science Center, This place just gets kids!
From the live show that includes audience participation teaching the core philosophy of the show including the variables, conclusions, hypothesis behind a test which is performed live , to the many hands on tests you and your kids can perform to debunk or confirm their outcomes. Of course those outcomes all can differ due to variables which we learned, each one of our reactions, actions and abilities create variables so no two experiment will be alike. This is a must see and do for boys and girls alike. Having an adult makes it even more fun. I recommend it for ages 8 and up for it does take a bit of patience and problem solving to understand some of the tasks though Many are very simple to perform too so there is something for everyone. My daughter is almost 7 with high functioning ASD and was able to participate in several of the exhibits.
I can only imagine this exhibit must get very busy, so plan to attend accordingly upon opening in the morning or in the week.
The live show had loud noises (paint ball gun shots) that was an issue for my girl, be aware. Pick your seating accordingly to exit easily if there is an issue with sounds.
Tons of hands on things to do, with lots of eye catching stimulation. Nothing with loud noises or scary explosions within the exhibit area itself.
Self guided, at your own pace. Easy to follow directions and expected outcomes using T.V monitors to assist visually in some cases.
Overall my ASD child had no major issues other than NOT wanting to leave! But did great when we did, giving her a few extra minutes is all it takes.
My daughter did fairly well with this event, enjoying the comparison to the running through the rain and walking (autism and water, her element) and the flying of the airplane,controlling the car and roadway. She enjoyed watching others working out the exhibits as well. Again she is not yet 7 so this may have played a factor and we have never been to the Science center before so she was super excited to go explore the rest of the building, which she LOVED!
I would like to thank the Discovery Science Center for having us, we had a wonderful time today.
I received tickets to attend the event preview , all opinions and photographs are my own.
We were recently invited to Pretend City in Irvine to see their new exhibit Ultimate Recycling Machine.
We were put in groups, given supplies and then challenged to build a roller coaster golf course. I work in construction and my kids think I actually build things so my son thought this was going to be a breeze for us. The pressure was on! At first we all seemed kind of lost and the kids ran around bringing all kids of materials. When I was overwhelmed with all the materials I put the kids to work on organizing the materials. That is when the creative juices came flowing! The kids started coming up with ideas, we settled on one, and got to work!
Then we tested and tested and tested! We had to make minor modifications and the kids succeeded! The smiles on their faces that they had built something themselves and it worked said it all. They felt accomplished!
Then it was nice for me to just sit back and watch them play with their creation. I think I have two engineers in my future!
Disclaimer: We were invited by Pretend City for this exhibit! All opinions are my own!
When: Every 1st Tuesday of the Month
Where: 5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Parking $7 with Museum Validation - Be sure to bring your parking ticket into the museum to receive your validation.
If you choose street parking over the museum lot, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, DO NOT PARK ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD between the hours of 7-9am and 4-7pm (Monday - Friday) or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.
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