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.

Thanks to Jeff Friend of Social Good Today for this outline of Discovery Science Center and its social media channels:

Discovery Science Center Cube
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. For those of you who have not yet heard of the Discover Science Center (DSC), it 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).

Hockey Exhibit at Discovery  Science Center
The Science of Hockey Exhibit from early 2011

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!

Get Social!

See what fun stuff they’re doing on their social sites:
Facebook (Join the 4,000+ people who “like” them!)
Twitter (Follow and learn fun facts about their exhibits!)
YouTube (Watch nearly 40 videos of fun stuff people do at the Center!)
Flickr (Check out 200+ photos of the different exhibits and events!)

Which exhibit are you most looking forward to at DSC this summer?

Debbie Miller
Debbie is the Founder and President of Social Hospitality where she assists clients with social media and content marketing. When she's not online, Debbie enjoys spending time with her spoiled dogs; watching movies; reading; and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Debbie Miller