For more than 25 years, the not for profit organization Discovery Science Foundation has operated an interactive science education center for children located near Holiday Inn Burbank. The four core initiatives implemented at Discovery Cube Los Angeles include the development of enhanced STEM skills, as well as the implementation of practices that ensure children live healthy lives. From groundbreaking educational outreach programs to hands-on learning tools, Discovery Cube Los Angeles should be on the itineraries of every family that stays at our Burbank, California hotel.
Core Initiatives in a Vibrant Learning Environment
The four core initiatives that form the operational foundation for Discovery Cube Los Angeles impact, inspire and educate children. Discovery Cube exhibits, field trips, and assembly programs encourage children to learn through discovery, instead of the rote memorization educational techniques used in classroom learning environments. The science education programs closely adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards that promote science as a career for aspiring children. Discovery Cube Los Angeles also has created a professional development program for educators that teaches innovative methods for classroom instruction, as well as helps educators develop interactive lesson plans.
The Focus on STEM
The primary mission of Discovery Cube Los Angeles involves enhancing instruction in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While classroom instruction often entails curriculum that focuses on developing career skills, Discovery Cube Los Angeles teaches STEM topics by tapping into the immense curiosity of children. When you bring your kids to Discovery Cube Los Angeles, you are helping your children improve STEM skills in a highly interactive learning environment.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles Exhibits
From May 27 until September 10, 2017, Discovery Cube Los Angeles hosts Dinosaurs Unearthed, which is a collection of wondrous stories about the creatures that roamed the prehistoric earth. The limited time exhibit features an interactive experience between awestruck children and life-size dinosaurs. Dinosaurs Unearthed tells two fantastic stories of large-scale excavations that reveal the secrets of the earth hundreds of millions of years ago.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles presents several year-round exhibits that captivate children. Planetary Research Station reveals the Earth from a unique vantage point that allows children to observe global weather patterns in real time. The exhibit called Science of Hockey, which Discovery Cube created in collaboration with the NHL Los Angeles Kings takes an in-depth look into the highly technical nature of playing the popular sport. Helicopter Tour gives kids the chance to hop on a simulated helicopter and travel over the Los Angeles basin, with fly-bys over the Los Angeles River and tourist attractions such as the Hollywood sign.
Located at 11800 Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar, California, Discovery Cube Los Angeles is a short drive from Holiday Inn Burbank. Our guests take Interstate 5 north until they hit California Route 118, which heads east to the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210). Discovery Cube Los Angeles sits just off Interstate 210. The science education center opens at 10am and closes at 5pm every day of the week throughout the year.