Discovery Cube Los Angeles is one of my favorite places to explore with my sons. It provides educational opportunities, interactive activities that give children unique ways to learn through active participation and the room and freedom to move their bodies, something often underestimated but very important for learning. Saturday we were invited to take a sneak peak into the newest exhibit at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Dinosaurs UnEarthed. It was big, it was life sized and it was FUN.
The awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric earth unfolds at Discovery Cube this summer with an immersive exhibition that features dynamic scenes of life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs! Be ready to experience two stirring tales of large-scale excavation sites from opposite sides of the globe each revealing secrets about life on earth, millions of years ago. Dinosaurs Unearthed was so exciting with so much realistic animatronic (life-like) dinosaurs and explain the science behind each discovery!
Discovery Cube newest greeter.
Very realistic looking triceratop family.
Brachiosaurus, a plant eater that had a long neck like a giraffe. Able to eat from the highest trees.
I remember this dinosaur the, Dilophosaurus , from the Jurassic Park movie. They spit poisonous venom on their victims. YIKES!
My lil fellow tried on the Pterodactyl wings and pretended he flew over the a rain forest. Discovery Cube provided the perfect backdrop for this too.
Kids can dress up as paleontologist and set out to search for undiscovered dinosaur fossils.
Children can use their imagination as they search for fossils in this interactive dig site. Look closely and you can see the fossils!
Throughout the exhibit are real and replica fossils. Sometimes making it tricky to decipher the real from the replica. That made exploring even more fun.
This part of the exhibit is an reenactment of what happened at the Labrea Tar Pits. The two T-Rex dinosaurs were trying to eat the smaller dinosaur. You only see part of the T-Rex’s legs because they are stuck in and sinking in tar and probably will be eaten by flying dinosaurs.
This part shows a fury or feather covered dino. The information provided states that while no scientific evidence has ever shown that dinosaurs were actually covered in feathers many scientist believe that they actually did. Hence the connection to birds being related to the dinosaur family.
This is a large scale. It measured your actual body weight, without showing it, and showed you how many of you it would take to equal the weight of a dinosaur. This was very cool!
The digital experience allows children to go on missions with different dinosaurs. I thought it was clever to incorporate technology into the exhibit.
There was information available to explain the habits, lifestyles and findings of the many dinosaur species and their fossils.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles offers annual memberships which is more economical than purchasing individual tickets every time that you visit. $99 for a family of up to 6 members, over a twelve month span. That’s less than $2 a visit, if you only go once a month. Also, by purchasing Discovery Cube’s membership you will have the privileges of the ASTC Science Centers around the world which gets you FREE or discounted admission to over 300 other science and nature museums!
See ya next time.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles • 11800 Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91342 818-686-CUBE (2823)