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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Planetary Research Station at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Come research the planet at the Planetary Research Station, where science matters at Discovery Cube Los Angeles!

We are lovers of science in our house. When our family visits the Discovery Cube Los Angeles, I know that my child is going to get exciting, hands-on learning at a museum that's packed with fun exhibits. They kids can run around and touch everything, do experiments, watch informative videos and participate in really cool activities!

Today I'm going to focus on one exhibit in particular. Planetary Research Station is a great place to sit down, relax and learn a little something about how to help our planet. The display is a huge globe that is suspended in mid-air. This unique view of earth, is sure to catch your child's eye. Take a journey of our world at this interactive attraction, to learn about changing weather patterns, air quality, climate change, and what we can all do to make a difference.

Global warming is a real thing and it's important to talk to our kids about it. Not just that it's an issue, but how they can do their part to help out our world.  If everyone around the world did a little bit extra to conserve resources and keep our air clean, it would add up to a giant effect. It's nice to know that the Discovery Cube is doing their part to educate the public, especially children on what they can do to help the earth. 

There are many simple ways to encourage your family to make conservation a way of life.
Saving electricity - Turn the lights off when you leave the room.
Water conservation - Turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth and take shorter showers.
Recycling - Sort out your trash and recycle into bins labeled, plastic, paper and recycle.
Ride sharing - Carpool to school, the park or even to your next trip to The Cube. Take your bike when doing local errands around your community.
Get the conversation started in your home!

So make sure that next time you visit Discovery Cube, you stop in at the Planetary Research Station. Spark the curiosity within your children and turn them into crusaders for our planet! Our future earth will thank you!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of Discovery Cube Mom Ambassadors, my family and I get free admission to The Cube to review and attend events. The thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are 100% fresh and 100% mine.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer of Science at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Get a Science Lesson this Summer at Discovery Cube!

There's a ton of fun to be had at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles this Summer. Bonus: each time you'll go, you family is sure to get a healthy does of education. We visited the Cube recently and spent the day laughing and learning with some friends. Exciting news: Just in time for summer, there are two new exhibits just waiting to be explored.
It's a cool way to spend a hot day, so schedule your summer play dates now!

Dora and Diego: Let's Explore - May 28 – September 18, 2016
If you have a Dora or Diego fan in your house then they are going to love this new exhibit! Bring your preschoolers to a place where they will feel right at home, located in the Early Learning Zone. (For the 5 and under guests) It was great to visit with old friends like Boots, Benny, Tico and even Swiper. This is an an experience for the younger set of explorers.
Children will get to Journey to the Purple Planet on the Rocket Ship, see Tico's Nutty Forest and ride in his car, walk through Isa's Flowery Garden, sail on Pirate Piggies' Ship, trek through the Rainforest Maze, and help save animals at the Animal Rescue Center. Make sure to meet Dora and get a photo (or selfie) with her before you go.

Speed: Science of Motion - May 28 – September 11, 2016
Put the petal to the metal and get down to the Discovery Cube this summer to experience Speed: Science of Motion. If cars are what you're into this fast paced exhibit is perfect speed for you. There is so much to learn at this high-octane display filled with hands-on action Go from zero to sixty instantly where you don't have to hit the brakes! Learn all about the cutting edge technology and science behind professional motor sports. We raced cars at the race track, changed tires at the workshop, built engines at the fitness center, and competed in virtual racing. All signs point point to go at the Speed: Science of Motion exhibit all summer long! 

'Science is my Thing' Summer Camp
Did you know that you can send your kids to Discovery Cube for Summer Camp? Visit Discovery Cube LA in order to take advantage of all that their exhibits have to offer! For ages 7-10 it's the perfect way to submerge your child in a fun filled week of science. This year's theme is "Science Is My Thing." For future inventors and scientists alike it's a great way to encourage young minds. You can enroll if you're a member or not.

2016 Summer Camp Dates: 
7/11-7/15, 7/18-7/22 7/25-7/29, 8/1-8/5
Times: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Price: $190

Check out some of my past blog posts about The Cube:
Helicopter Tours
Bean Sprouts Cafe
Summer Playdate 
The Science of Gingerbread
Noon Years Eve

Follow Discovery Cube LA on Social Media:
Twitter: @DiscoveryCubeLA
Instagram: DiscoveryCubeLA
Facebook: DiscoveryCubeLA

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of Discovery Cube Mom Ambassadors, my family and I get free admission to The Cube to review and attend events. The thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are 100% fresh and 100% mine.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Impossible Science Lab at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Question the Impossible Through Science...
 at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

After art, my daughter's favorite subject in school is Science. As a Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador I was excited to hear that there was an Impossible Science exhibit coming to Discovery Cube LA. What seems impossible is actually part illusion and part science.

It's really neat to watch your kids get such hands-on experience and see their curiosity spark. They can try multiple science experiments all set up just for them with laser beams, balloons, beakers, bubbles, and more. Are you ready to challenge their mind (and yours) at The Cube this Spring Break? All the fun with none of the cleanup!
Test your hypothesis on these cool stations:

Make Square Bubbles
Bend the Light
Laser Microscope
Balloon Bed of Nails
Explore Levitation
Walk on Water  
Invisible Glass
Tinsel Balloon Levitation
Bernoulli Ping Pong
 Penny Battery 

We had a great time at Discovery Cube and spent most of our time in the Impossible Science Lab. It's the perfect family outing for Spring Break! The Impossible Science Lab going on now through March 19 through March 27, 2016. It's available daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm only at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and is included in general admission. 

Check out some other posts that may interest you about The Cube:
Helicopter Tours
Bean Sprouts Cafe
Summer Playdate 
The Science of Gingerbread
Noon Years Eve

Grand Opening Price of $10 per ticket extended until April 30, 2016.
(Children 2 and under free.)
Annual Memberships are available.
Tickets to 4D movies cost extra.
11800 Foothill Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
Open Monday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm
(not open on Thanksgiving or Christmas)
Follow Discovery Cube LA on Social Media:
Twitter: @DiscoveryCubeLA
Instagram: DiscoveryCubeLA
Facebook: DiscoveryCubeLA

See you at the Cube!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of Discovery Cube Mom Ambassadors, my family and I get free admission to The Cube to review and attend events. The thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are 100% fresh and 100% mine.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls: Get Your Cape On


If your kids are comic book fans of characters like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Supergirl then I have got the Youtube channel that they are going to love. Introducing the DC Super Hero Girls, DC Entertainment’s latest animated series. Get ready for action-packed girl power, where girls save the day. This group of Super Heroes are on an epic journey, discovering the power of their special abilities and friendships. 



Meet the students of Super Hero High:


It's great to see that the main characters are dynamic and strong females. Each teen is unique in her personality and superhero ability, but it's when they work together for good that the real magic happens! The videos are fun and filled with the comic books heroines, where the power belongs to the girls. Reminding young girls that they can be who they want to be! 

The DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel makes it easy for our kids to watch their favorite characters, on-demand, and from any device.

Make sure to visit the DC Super Hero Girls website where kids can play games, take quizzes, find out who is the Super Hero of the week, download free printable activities, and more.

DC KIDS is giving away a $100 Visa Giftcard! Enter below and Good Luck!

*Disclosure: I received compensation for my time in writing this post. Thank you for reading my blog! The opinions on this blog are 100% mine and 100% fresh* 

Friday, February 26, 2016

The SOCKIT: Soccer Training Tool for Kids

My daughter has been playing soccer for a few seasons and she really likes the sport. She has a strong kick, enjoys competition, and has made new friends in her teammates. But sometimes practicing can get a little boring for her, so my husband is always trying to teach her new drills keeping her on her toes and challenging her natural athletic ability. 

Enter The SOCKIT, a new product I got the opportunity to try out recently. This soccer kick trainer is especially made for children ages 5-12. It's an interactive band that your child wears around the outside of their cleat. How it works is it instantly lights up to signal when a player kicks the ball correctly, helping to teach proper foot-to-ball technique. 

As parents we want to provide our children with all the tools they need to help them succeed. The same goes for when they are playing sports. The better they do in sports, the more confident they become. The more confident they are, the more fun they have. The more fun they have, the more likely they'll want to keep playing the sport. The more they continue playing the sport, they more active they are and the more exercise they get. Which is good for their body, mind and overall well being.

The SOCKIT builds confidence, encourages players to practice more, improves foot-eye coordination, and reminds us all of why we play sports in the first place... because it's fun! I liked learning the story behind why The SOCKIT was created by a soccer parent who saw a need, "Like most parents of a soccer player, Joe Briganti wanted to find a simple and effective way to help his two young daughters become more skilled at soccer. After searching sporting goods stores, online retailers, and trying countless training aids, nothing lived up to their expectations of fun with real results. And so with that, The SOCKIT was born."

My daughter had fun practicing with The SOCKIT trainer. My husband, who is also her Coach thinks it is something he will use in the future as another tool to help his players with ball control. Sometimes practicing a sport can feel like a chore to the kids, but The SOCKIT makes it a fun game. I can see the whole team wanting to use it. Let them pick out their favorite color, or maybe the color of the team jerseys. These would be great gifts for the players of any youth soccer league. As you can see, my daughter chose 'Attacker Blue.' We will definitely be keeping it handy in her soccer bag!

Fresh Tip: It would be most helpful to use The SOCKIT in the evening or at night once the sun has gone down as it's hard to see it light up in the daytime.

I have a 'Smashing Yellow' SOCKIT to give away to one of my readers. All you have to do is comment below with your name and email address. I will pick a winner at random on Saturday March 5, 2016. Good Luck!

But there's more... Everyone's a winner because I have an exclusive discount code just for my readers! This code is good for 25% off your first purchase (online only) on the sock it website. Please use this code at checkout  freshangeles25  to receive the discount towards your soccer kick trainer.

Happy Kicking! 

Full Disclosure: The opinions in this article are 100% fresh and 100% mine. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with Gigasavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.