Discovery Cube Los Angeles To Open November 13

You climb aboard a helicopter that virtually whisks you up and away, magically flying you over and under the San Fernando Valley exploring Los Angeles’ complex water recycling and treatment system.  You enter the Aquavator, an elevator that uses virtual reality magic to plunge you hundreds of feet into the earth where you learn about underground aquifers and how nature cleans and stores water. You stand at the ready in front of a life-sized LA Sanitation truck, preparing to race your friends in sorting trash, recycling items, e-waste and green waste…the countdown begins…Ready? Set? Let’s Race to Zero Waste!

Welcome to Discovery Cube Los Angeles, a 71,000 square-foot museum scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11800 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91342 in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area. Operating as a public-private partnership between the City of Los Angeles and the Santa Ana-based Discovery Science Center, now known as Discovery Cube Orange County,  Discovery Cube Los Angeles will bring exciting science-based hands-on learning and innovation to Los Angeles-area children and their families.  “LA Sanitation is proud to partner with Discovery Cube to inspire, educate and impact sustainable practices that promote quality of life and protect public health and the environment,” said Enrique C. Zaldivar, Executive Director, LA Sanitation. “These state-of-the-art interactive exhibits will send Discovery Cube Los Angeles visitors home with the tools to get involved and be environmental stewards in their own neighborhoods.”

DCLA.AquavatorIn addition to the Aquavator, simulated helicopter tours and the Race to Zero Waste, Discovery Cube Los Angeles also features a Discovery Market where guests will learn the importance of making sustainable choices while shopping and an Inspector Training Course where inspectors-in-training will explore an Arts & Crafts-styled home for environmental good housekeeping practices with the goal of becoming a Super Inspector. Other exhibits will include a planetary research station, a water laboratory and a park science activity where guests will learn about climate change and what they can do to make a difference, the water cycle and the Hansen Dam area respectively. A 4-D theater, gift shop, restaurant and traveling exhibits will also be available for guests to enjoy.

Begin planning your first visit to Discovery Cube Los Angeles today! It’ll be a great place to take your family over the quickly approaching holiday season. Check out Discovery Cube Los Angeles for more information regarding ticket and membership prices, hours of operation and upcoming special events.  

Artist rendering and photo courtesy of Discovery Cube Los Angeles.

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    Linda Maynes
    October 23rd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    That is going o be so much fun i can hardly wait to share a day there with my granddaughter oh my god it is going to be so fun just love it

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    LA Stormwater
    October 24th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    We’re excited too, Linda!

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