Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test—just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show has done for years! Use scientific observations and your own curiosity to search for the truth behind some commonly held beliefs. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition includes live demonstrations, visitor participation and spectacular sets and experiences from the TV show. On display in the expanded upstairs galleries, the exhibition will overflow with hands-on props and gadgets from the show. Go try your hand at busting some new myths, as well as some old favorites.
Take a splash in the ocean without ever getting wet and become a shark explorer at SEA LIFE® aquarium’s two newest exhibits: Sea at Night and Shark Mission! Both exhibits teach about marine life in a fun and interactive way. Sea at Night invites guests to jump, leap and “splash” into simulated bioluminescent waves that react to their footsteps. The reaction created by the guests’ movements demonstrates the effect of a glowing tide similar to ones often seen along the Pacific coastline.
Shark Mission allows kids to come face to fin with six different species of sharks and rays on three giant touch screens. Young explorers can learn about anatomy, conservation and other cool facts through interactive activities and games. You can also hold a shark’s tooth, learn about shark skin and eggs, plus step into a shark cage!
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in April. Book your trip early because train departure times fill up fast. Day Out With Thomas offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with the famous engine and his railway friend, Percy. Kids can also meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Superintendent of the Railroad from the Island of Sodor and enjoy a wide range of Thomas-related activities. Note: tickets are required for kids age 2 and up.
Let’s take a trip back in time. Join us at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for hands-on workshops to learn more about the age of the dinosaurs and the amazing creatures who lived with them!
Educational Theme: Science
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to announce the return of KPBS Kids Workshops for 2018! Join Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Buddy the Dinosaur, and other special guests as we explore the world around us through science, math, and literacy.
The series consists of special storytimes, a visit by a costume character and/or interactive presentation, and a hands-on workshop that connects to a KPBS Kids program educational theme starting at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Events last approximately 30-45 minutes. These programs are designed for children ages 3 and up.
Price of KPBS Kids Events are included in Museum admission.
Hands-on workshop seating is first come, first served. Arrive early to secure your spot.
Costume characters are selected for specific workshops given availability.
Celebrate the Earth and save the planet. Join us as we honor Earth Day and help keep our environment clean by turning recyclable trash into treasure. We’ll provide the recycled supplies and all you need to do is bring the creativity.
About Family Days:
Join us for monthly Family Days at theNAT, September through May, as we celebrate the natural world and our Museum. Each month has been uniquely themed to allow us to explore nature’s wonders, participate in hands-on activities, and create crafts to take home.
Starts at 11am!