The holidays are usually associated with visions of sugar plums, candy and old St. Nick. But for the 8th year in a row, Discovery Science Center is presenting an inquisitive take on Christmas with, The Science of Gingerbread.
This exhibit, which runs from now until January 5th, is a showcase of creativity and engineering. Divisions from all over Orange County created a wide variety of edible structures in over 10 different categories. The center ended up with 185 different entries but only a select few were awarded the blue ribbon. This years winners are as follows.
There were two special categories this year:
- Celebrate DSC – in honor of Discovery Science Center’s 15th birthday
- Most Unbelievable – in recognition of the DSC’s current traveling exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Best Holiday Theme:
Best by an Organization:
Best Youth under 5:
Best Youth Ages 6-13:
Best Youth Group:
Best by a DSC Member:
Most Unbelievable Creation:
But there are so MANY more that were entered. Her are a few of our favorites.
There is more learning and interactivity in the Gingerbread Village too.
Attached to the Ripley’s Believe it or Not exhibit is the Gingerbread Village. Here guests can play with the physics and science behind snowflakes, learn about ice and protection from the cold, and even learn the engineering science behind building the perfect gingerbread structure.
The Science of Gingerbread is included in general admission fees to the Science Center. Tickets can be purchased at the science center or online at www.discoverycube.org. Prices are as follows: adult ($15.95), senior ($12.95), and children 3-14 ($12.95). DSC is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a nice Holiday outing that will teach your kids a thing or two, this is just the place.