Discovery Science Center Gingerbread

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 Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Science Center | Santa Ana

Nov. 2010 - Jan, 2011  ~  Buy Tickets


Santa Ana --The Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Science Center is an exciting annual exhibit with hands-on gingerbread building for kids that is "Science in Every Bite!" Located  in Southern California, the fantastic museum near MainPlace mall features over a month of fun celebrating gingerbread. From baking it to building it, gingerbread is an annual tradition Americans embrace as part of the holiday season each Christmas. Inside the kitchen, much more is going on than pouring and mixing – it’s science at work! How many gumdrops can a frosted cookie hold? Why do some recipes call for baking powder instead of baking soda?  Discovery Science Center's Science of Gingerbread exhibition, features hands-on kitchen science activities, decorating demonstrations and award-winning gingerbread houses on display. Who knew science could be so tasty?


Each year the center offers a free gingerbread contest & competition. Winning houses go on display for approx. one month. Participants are usually invited to a Gingerbread Holiday Kick-Off Party in early December.


Discovery Science Center 2500 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705  Call: 714-542-2823


As Discovery Science Center, the passion for gingerbread is brought "home" to children who have hands-on opportunities to build gingerbread structures, then enter them into a contest. An annual exhibit about gingerbread is offered at Orange County, California's premier learning center for children and youth. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Discovery Science Center is exciting and inviting. A state-of-the-art facility with its unique entry and 10-story solar Cube lit with fiber optics offer visually exciting surroundings for the displays. If you haven't visited before, the holidays are a great time when the kids are off school to visit Santa Ana's shining star.


The Science of Gingerbread features a Gingerbread contest each year with cash prizes, and a display of the enticing, icing-coated candy homes, chapeaus, cathedrals and even a Zamboni ice machine, all made from the creative minds of those who have ventured into the Discovery Science Center. 


Discovery Science Center has more than 120 science exhibits in seven themed areas:

Discovery Stadium

Techno Arts

Air & Space


Dynamic Earth

Quake Zone



Discovery Science Center is located at 2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana. In front of the building is a 10-story solar Cube that towers over Interstate 5. The Cube, which provides the center with a percentage of energy, is lit with colorful fiber optics for spectacular nighttime view. Discovery Science Center hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information on annual memberships, group rates, special events, teacher workshops, camp-ins, birthday parties and more, call 714-542-CUBE.




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