Things to do in Anaheim on a rainy day with kids
Discovery cube is pretty awesome place for children practically of all ages to hang out at on a rainy day. You have 3 locations to choose from: Los Angeles, Anaheim and New Port beach. We ended up going to Anaheim on a gloomy weekend with our friends and children. Clearly it will cost an arm and a leg to get into the Discovery cube, which is strange since no one would go there besides parents with kids…
Anyhow there are several free days that you can take advantage off. Discovery cube Anaheim free days are designed for local residents and privileged people who hold a Bank of America card. Which is like everyone who’s child was born in the state of California. When you take the FMLA maternity or paternity leave you should also file a claim through PFL (parental family leave) through SDI (state disability insurance).
Basically state of California pays you up to 65% of your salary for 6 out of 12 weeks of your PFL. The dun part is that the payment goes through… as you guessed Bank of America. Congratulations, you can now use free days at Discovery Cube!
Ehxibits at the Cube in Anaheim
Back to the Cube. The place is pretty spacious with a lot of engaging exhibits where you can try things with your hands. Some of most complex physics concepts are presented in a playful form at the discovery cube in Anaheim, obviously to make your kid smarter from the get go.
What we really enjoyed was throwing colorful napkins/handkerchiefs into an air pipe and watch them land out of the shoot.
We also sat through almost like 60% of a helicopter ride, which was impressive by our 2 year old standards.
What was very weird to us is a whole floor dedicated to shopping. Kids can take fake carts and play pretend shopping at a grocery store. Although how else will you develop modern day consumerism. So after all it wasn’t that weird at all…
There was also a huge rocket, or a module from a rocket, or something cosmic in a “cube-shaped” hangar. That was very impressive whatever that was.
The cube reminded us of the Bay Area discovery center in Sausalito, just without all the outdoor play areas. There are a lot of homeless people in Anaheim perhaps that’s why.
In conclusion, we wouldn’t go to that place again unless wither it was raining or it was one of those Free days for Bank of America card holders. Also the place is geared toward older kids so we’ll have to wait a little until our son is at least 10 or so to appreciate the place a bit more.