Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube


Science of Gingerbread to Feature Hands-On Activities and Gingerbread House Competition for Educational and Entertaining Family Bonding

Starting November 25, 2016, nonprofit Discovery Cube is hosting their annual Science of Gingerbread Exhibit and Competition, through January 1, 2017, at both of their campuses in Orange County and Los Angeles. The Cube’s holiday festival is filled with educational, hands-on activities designed to bring families together this holiday season. Local companies, schools, families and organizations have been invited to build their own gingerbread house creations and enter into a competition. The entire visual display must be made of edible materials. Gingerbread creation entries will be displayed throughout Discovery Cube.

Winners will be announced at the Gingerbread Awards Ceremony occurring at both campuses simultaneously on the night of December 9, 2016. Award categories include: Best by an Organization, Best Youth 5 and Under, Best Youth ages 6-13, Best Youth Group/Troop/Scout, Best by Classroom, Best by a Member of the Cube, Best Super Hero Themed, Best Science Themed, President’s Choice and Jr. Gingerbread Engineers Presidents’ Choice. Discovery Cube seeks to prove that there is more than just mixing and pouring in the kitchen, it’s science at work.

Exhibit activities include:

  • Gingerbread Derby Competition
  • “Matter of Taste” Stage Show (weekends only)
  • Build a House Learning Station
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Santa Claus meet and greets (available from 11:00am to 3:00pm on 11/25-11/27, 12/3-12/4, 12-10/12/11, 12/17-12/24)

WHEN: Duration: Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, January 1, 2017

WHERE: Discovery Cube – Los Angeles Campus, 11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

WHY: Nonprofit Discovery Cube in Orange County and Los Angeles inspires and educates young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve. Their mission is brought to life through the cornerstones of their four core initiatives, including: STEM Proficiency, Early Learning, Healthy Living and Environmental Stewardship. Science of Gingerbread represents their evolving commitment to expand STEM proficiency by keeping up with the holidays and trends that are capturing kids’ attention – and creating an entertaining way to approach science education through family bonding to kick off the holiday season.

About Discovery Science Foundation: The Discovery Science Foundation serves as the educational program-development and fundraising arm for hands-on science learning centers in Orange County, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Established in 1989, the Discovery Cube, presented by Taco Bell, continues to inspire and educate millions of young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits. In 2012, the Cube was named one of the 10 “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services at The White House. In November 2014, a second nonprofit Discovery Cube offering an exhibit and program mix unique to Los Angeles, opened in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area of the San Fernando Valley. Most recently, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest opened in Newport Beach as a base of operations for ocean-science education and programs.  For more information, call (866) 552-CUBE (2823) or visit Follow the Los Angeles and Orange County campus on social platforms (@DiscoveryCubeLA@DiscoveryCubeOC).


Credit: Discovery Cube.

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