Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Beat the Heat at Discovery Cube Los Angeles & Hansen Dam!


With the Summer slowly coming to an end and my kids getting ready to return to school, we decided to spend an entire day exploring Discovery Cube LA and the neighboring Hansen Dam activities.

First up, all of the amazing exhibits at Discovery Cube LA! As soon as we arrived the kids ran straight for the Santa Ana Winds exhibit to cool off while enduring winds clocked in at over 70 mph.





Now, that they were successfully cooled off, it was time to challenge each other in the Discovery Market and earn the title of Super Shopper! They always have so much fun in the Discovery Market. Grab a shopping cart and select the type of challenge you want to take on. Then you're off to shop with a digital shopping list that is also a fun and educational game. 







Parker can't get enough of the Animal Grossology exhibit located upstairs and since it's only here in LA until September 7th, we just had to revisit his favorite area of the museum. The Grossology Zoo is loaded with fun little factoids and a interactive penguin that likes to discuss dookie.






For more on our adventures at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, visit A Summer of Discovery at Discovery Cube LA!

It was time to take our party outside and cool off in the water at the Hansen Dam Aquatics Center. The kids couldn't wait! We have heard so many great things about the swimming lake from our friends and we were so excited to finally check it out for ourselves.



The Hansen Dam Aquatic Center offers a huge 1.5 acre swimming lake with 50 public restrooms, 20 dressing rooms, 25 showers and several picnic areas. That's not all! The swimming lake also has 2 awesome water slides for families to enjoy. Don't forget to bring your beach toys because the entire swimming lake is surrounded by sand. 









SWIMMING LAKE HOURS 

July 05-September 06                     11AM to 6PM
Labor Day                                        11AM to 6PM
September 12-September 27          11AM to 6PM

SWIMMING LAKE PRICE RATES

ADULTS (18 - 64) $3.50 
CHILDREN (17 & Under) $1.00 
SENIORS (65 & Up) $1.00
Persons with Disabilities $1.00 
Canopy Half-Day (4 hrs) $18 
Canopy Full-Day $25 
Canopy Half-Day (4 hrs) w/ Furniture $30 
Canopy Full-Day w/ Furniture $40

For more info on the Hansen Dam and all of the fun family activities that are offered, click here!

Disclosure: As a Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador, I was compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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