In addition to hotels and restaurants, there are many other venues making a splash in the social media world. Twitter and Facebook are a great way for “recreational” venues to educate future guests about upcoming exhibits, events and more.

One such venue is Orange County’s Discovery Science Center.

You have probably seen this huge 108-foot cube off of the 5 freeway at Main Street in Santa Ana, and many of you have probably been there, but you may not know that it’s actually a nonprofit organization.

Discover Science Center (DSC) is a 59,000-square-foot learning facility (est. 1998) that is dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. There are nearly half a million people per year who visit the Discovery Science Center!

Within DSC there are approximately 120 interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to search for answers, think and explore. The center is divided into several themed areas including Perception, Dynamic Earth, Quake Zone, Science of Hockey, Space Exploration, and DinoQuest.

Their big Summer attractions are the The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head (he will lead you on a number of fun and educational adventures, from trips to outer space to jungle safaris and archeological digs), and Water Works: Soak Up The Science (exploring how water gets physical by creating a perfect rainbow, capturing a raindrop and examining snowflakes – one of nature’s most complex structures).

Discovery Science Center is open 10am–5pm Monday – Saturday and 11am–5pm on Sundays. With regular admission at only $12.95 for adults, and $9.95 for youths (ages 3-17), DSC would be a great place to spend a day with the family!