You don’t have to be a massive science fan to enjoy what the Discovery Science Center has to offer. Situated in Santa Ana, the center is a non-profit organization with a mission plan to educate and assist in teaching young minds and help the general public to better their knowledge and understanding of all things scientific, mathematical, and technological. The center also runs regular events in which it uses games and interactive exhibits to draw in members of the public and encourage them to learn through enjoyment.
The most recent of these exhibits is called Animal Grossology and its aim is to uncover the truth about all the unpleasant sides to animals. It features four different areas, all of which have fun and messy interactive activities and will teach you something disgusting about animals.
“Dookie Lovers” is a section for all things poop. You can take part in the dung ball rally and become a dookie detective and uncover poop related mysteries. I bet you never thought you could ever learn so much about this subject.
Have you ever watched a mosquito sucking blood and wondered why it needs to do this? Or how it does it? Find answers to these and many other blood related questions in the “Blood Suckers” exhibit. Visitors will be able to insert blood into a blood sucking insect to learn about why they need to do this to survive. You can also play a game of “Transfusion Confusion” and match up animals to one of the four different blood colors.
Play the game and you can become the king of slime on the “Slime Makers” exhibit as well as getting the chance to explore an underwater ocean playground to discover all of the slimy sea creatures that lurk in the deep blue.
In “Vomit Munchers,” you can have lots of fun watching the digestion cycle of a life-sized cow, including all four of its stomachs. If cows aren’t enough, you can play the maze game and see the difference between the ways a cat digests things compared to the cow. You can also take the opportunity to educate yourself about the world of flies with a gigantic fly model which will help to debunk the myths surrounding these insects.
If you are in Orange County or staying at one of the hotels near the Discover Science Center in Santa Ana, then this event is not to be missed, however you may not want to visit on a full stomach.