Discovery Science Center’s Science of Gingerbread Competition- Fun for the Family and Free to enter!

I have to share with you something super fun that I plan to enter with my family. The Discovery Science Center is hosting their annual Science of Gingerbread Competition.  The Discovery Science Center is seeking out creativity from children, adults, businesses, and organizations. All participants will be invited to an exclusive Gingerbread party on Dec 2 to kick off the festivities. You also have the opportunity to display your creation at the DSC for 6 weeks! You also could win cash prizes. I  think it would be fun for the kiddos or a  family to create something and enter it.

The categories are

  • Most Realistic 
  • Best by a Corporation 
  • Best Toy Replica
  • Best Youth (under 15) 
  • Most Festive/Holiday Themed 
  • Most Original 
  • Best by Youth Group 
  • People’s Choice
  • President’s Award

Bring Your Entry to Discovery Science Center: November 23 – 30, 2009; 11am – 4pm
Gingerbread Houses will be on Display: November 23, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Judging and Winner Announcement: December 2 & 3, 2009
To enter or learn about this very fun competition head here.
You have until Nov 30th  to enter but the earlier you do it the better!

Pumpkin Launch 2009- Free Fun Event at Cal State Fullerton

The Discovery Science Center is hosting what is sure to be a Fun and Free event at Cal State Fullerton Titan’s statium, Halloween morning. Come out and watch the College of Engineering and Computer Science teams compete in real launching pumpkins!
Family-Friendly Activities Include:
• Carved pumpkin contest (bring your own pumpkin)
• Watch pumpkins fly!
• Hands-on engineering challenges
• Music & entertainment
The event will take place on Saturday, October 31st from 9am to noon. If you would like to register to participate head here. I hope you can make it, this looks like it is going to be a ton of fun!
To learn more about the pumpkin launch head over here.

Spooky Science: Skeletons- El Dia De Los Muertos at Discovery Science Center

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to take a sneak peek along with my son at the new exhibit, Skeletons-El Dia De los Muertos, at the Discovery Science Center. We had a great time exploring the new exhibit and I was extremely impressed with the exhibit’s mixing of science, art and culture. The Spooky Science exhibit does a great job in introducing your kiddos to the colorful Mexican Celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos along with teaching your family about science and forensics. My little one had a good time pointing out the different colors and skeletons. I think older children would love to not only learn about Skeletons but also about the cultural celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos. The exhibit will run everyday through November 8th.

Some of the hands on activities in the exhibit include solving a forensic science mystery, piecing together a skeleton, playing a larger than life Operation game, participating in fun science experiments and exploring a fun and spooky 3D Maze. Day of the Dead Crafts will be featured on the weekend along with special presentations on forensics.

We had a great time and my son had a fantastic time playing throughout the rest of the museum. He LOVES the Discovery Science Center and calls it the Dino Museum. We always have a great time and there is always a tear or two shed when it is time to leave. I hope you can visit soon and check out Skeletons- El Dia De Los Muertos. You will love it!

To learn more and purchase tickets head here.