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Spooky Science and The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Halloween time brings us a family favorite at the Discovery Cube. The Spooky Science exhibit is a month-long celebration to everything creepy and spooky. This year, visitors also have the added bonus of The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, available to you with regular admission. Kids will discover something new at this Orange County children’s museum and hopefully plant a seed that will make them want to learn more about what they saw.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube

Spooky Science

During Spooky Science, guests can explore pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors and investigate the seeds inside them. There is also a large section where you can learn about the phases of the moon and a whole section where you can walk through a spooky 3-D maze.

How to make elephant toothpaste

While you’re there, check out the spiders and plan for these activities on the weekend:

  • Make your own slime to take home
  • Costume parade
  • See a SPOOKtacular light show
  • Enjoy the new Spooky Science stage shows
  • Trick or treat and take home a goodie bag


The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Be one of the first to experience Robert Ripley’s legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats at the “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” exhibit.

Megalodon Shark Jaw


Located next to the spooky 3-D maze,  this exhibit features a large collection of interesting objects and artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Be warned – first thing you’ll see is a life-size model of a prehistoric snake. I tried to run out, but the kids made me take a picture of them with it. Suffice to say, I stuck as close to the wall as I could while we passed it.

Shrunken Heads at Discovery Cube


The exhibit also includes:

  • a replica of Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches tall
  • Micro-sculptures so small, they fit in the eye of a needle
  • Animal abnormalities
  • Dinosaur eggs

RELATED POST: Hot Wheels exhibit at the Discovery Cube

Visit DiscoveryCube.org for more information on these exhibits and their upcoming Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton on November 2nd. What a great way to get rid of your Halloween pumpkins!

[disclaim]This is not a sponsored post. My family and I were invited to a media event to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.[/disclaim]

Originally published on October 18, 2013. Last Updated on October 22, 2015 by Pattie Cordova

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