Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An Indiana Jones Adventure at the Discovery Science Center


With our 4-day President's weekend coming to a close, my daughter's wish finally came true. We all went to the Discovery Science Center of Orange County.  Why did she want to go to there so desperately???  Her favorite movie (of the minute) has an exhibit there!  And as most 5-year old girls, she wants to be Elsa from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  She even attempted to dress like Elsa today!


We walked into the Discovery Science Center and b-lined it to the Indiana Jones Adventure.  After waiting in line for about 20 minutes (President's Day was an extremely busy day to visit!), we each were handed the walk-man (remember those?) sized iTouch-like apparatus below.  


We walked around the exhibit with our headphones on learning all about Indiana Jones.  This was the second time my kids had been to this exhibit and yet they paid attention like I had never seen before.  It was so cool to see them so engaged in films that came out when I was a kid. 

Here are some of the cool things we saw:

 Indiana Jones' costume


The arc of the Covenant (Notice how intently my five-year old daughter is listening and checking out the arc.)


Elsa's costume from The Last Crusade (Elsa's my daughter's favorite female lead from all the movies)


And of course, the crystal skull from the 4th Indiana Jones movie



Throughout the exhibit tour, there were clues that we had to uncover in order to find puzzle pieces to put together an artifact - virtually on our iTouch thingy.  The kids loved going around solving the clues and having their names recognized on a screen at the end of the exhibit.


But wait, there was digging for artifacts...


Trying to guide the Staff of Ra...


Rope climbing...


And taking some pictures in front of the step and repeat...




Once out of the Indiana Jones, there were so many fun activities for the kids to take advantage of. 

Like laying on a bed of nails...


Ice skating with an Anaheim Duck...


Withstanding a wind tunnel with 87 mph winds...


...while trying to keep a fedora on.


After seeing my son endure the wind tunnel, the hubby and daughter had to see what the wind tunnel was all about.  

As you can see from her hair, it was quite windy in there! 


All in all, it was a fantastic day at the Discovery Science Center.  Such a fantastic day, in fact, that we decided to get a family annual pass. It was only $15 more than one day's admission, so why not, right?  (Plus, since the Discovery Science Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the membership is tax deductible. )

 Posted by Leslie


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