IrvinePark Railroad Easter Extravaganza Winner

Thanks to all of you for entering the Irvine Park Railroad Easter Extravaganza Giveaway. I wish I had enough tickets to give to everyone but unfortunately I only have one 10 pack. I used to select a winner

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The winner of the giveaway is comment # 5
Celeste wrote:
sounds like the perfect spring activity! I am always searching for something fun to do with my 2 1/2 year old. thank you!

Thank you again for entering!! Stay tuned for more fun giveaways!!

Discovery Science Center Membership

One of my absolute favorite places to visit with my family is the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. My kids love all of the exhibits and it’s hard to get away from there in under two hours. We usually extend our visit a little longer and sneak in lunch at the Taco Bell that is located on the bottom floor of the Center. It’s a perfect place to visit on a hot summer day.
Since my family loves The Cube so much and we visit often ,we bought a membership. I’m a huge fan of memberships for any place that you love. You usually save a lot of money and in many cases your membership is tax deductible. You also have the benefits of special member days or nights. I love the member nights at the Discovery Science Center. They are held on a weekday evening and are open only to members. The kids always have a blast on the member nights.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a membership for your family – look no further.
You can buy your membership online at the Discovery Science Center until the end of March and save anywhere from $5.00 to $15.00 on the regular price.
We have the family membership which comes with admission of two designated adults and up to 4 children/grandchildren.
You can also buy and individual membership for one designated adult and one guest or a family and friends membership which has the same benefits of a family membership plus the benefit of bringing two additional guests per visit.
To enjoy the benefits just Enter Coupon Code: YT6N54 and purchase before March 31st. It’s a great deal!! To purchase online click here and for additional info on the center click here.
Here are a couple of the new exhibits that the Discovery Science Center will be hosting
Don’t Miss Out on Upcoming Exhibits… Members Visit for Free!

The Magic School Bus: Kicks Up a StormNow Through May 3
Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm offers interactive learning in the wacky Magic School Bus way. Create your own storm, predict the national weather forecast or build your very own thunder maker!

The Science of HockeyOpening April 2, 2009
Experience the colder side of science with The Science of Hockey featuring physics, physiology and flying pucks! No helmets required, but the icy interactives aren’t for rookies! Exhibition highlights include a Zamboni, Penalty Box and Broadcast Booth, among many others.

Bubblefest XIIIApril 4-19, 2009
The mysteries of bubbles are revealed as we explore the science behind the amazing and colorful world of bubbles. Hands-on bubble activities demonstrate a bubble’s science and math principles such as surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, molecular properties, and geometric properties, while Fan Yang’s Mega Bubble Show puts those theories to the ultimate test.

Robots and UsMay 23 – Sept 13, 2009
Robots and Us compares today’s technical realities with the pervasive robots of science fiction fantasy. Explore the sophisticated technology that underlies automated machines and gain a new appreciation for the multifaceted machine that is your own human body

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Extravaganza and10 Ticket Giveaway!!

I love the Irvine Park Railroad. In fact everyone in my family is a big fan. Easter is fast approaching and The Easter Bunny is coming to the Irvine Park Railroad. The Easter Extravaganza starts on Saturday the 28th.

On Saturday, March 28th through Saturday, April 11th, Irvine Park Railroad will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. And, children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg will be filled with candy or a prize.

Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad will also offer Easter baskets for sale. Below are some of the activities offered.
Easter Egg Hunt

1 Ticket per Child


Ages Times
2 – 4 years 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00
5 – 7 years 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30
8 – 12 years 11:30, 1:30, 3:30

Times: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00

*Ages will be separated appropriately.

Easter Moon Bounce

Moon Bounce
1 Ticket per Child

Weekends: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Children can enjoy 15 minutes of jump time in the bounce house. This is an activity children of all ages enjoy as they tumble, jump, and hippity hop with excitement.

Hay Ride

Hay Ride

1 Ticket per Person

: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The hay ride has fast become a favorite activity for both children and adults. Take a 15-minute ride through Irvine Regional Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery… including beautiful Spring flowers, oak trees sprouting new growth, baby wild life, lush green meadows, and more.

Picture Stands

Picture Stands

FREE for All Visitors

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Use your own camera and take pictures at one of the many Irvine Park Railroad picture stands located throughout Locomotive Loop. Pictures are sure to create lasting memories of family and friends this Easter season.

Carnival Games

Carnival Games

1 Ticket per Child

Weekends: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekdays: CLOSED

With 1 ticket, children can try their luck at two carnival-style Easter games. That’s a lot of fun AND two chances to win a prize.

Face Painting

Face Painting

2 Tickets per Person

Weekends: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Weekdays: CLOSED

Always a favorite activity for children of all ages, a skilled face painter will turn a child’s face into something creative and fun… a bunny rabbit, chick, Easter egg, or other imaginative expression of Easter time.

Most activities are one ticket and each ticket is $4.00. Food will be available for purchase or if you can bring a blanket and picnic with the family on the beautiful grounds. We always make a full day of it by visiting the OC Zoo($2.00 admission- great deal) and enjoying a pony ride or two.

I can’t wait to take my kids and I’m hoping you will too!! Almost forgot- I’m giving away a 10 pack of tickets, a $40.00 value, compliments of the Irvine Park Railroad, for one lucky reader and their family to enjoy. All you have to do is leave a comment- any comment and you will be automatically entered to win. Winner will be chosen on random on Wednesday night. Good luck!!