Raining on Spring Break! What are we going to do?

i didn’t believe my husband when he kept telling me it was going to rain today. what! the weather has been beautiful here in the OC. however, waking up to the patter of falling rain this morning has proved his warnings right. yes….it’s raining in the OC on SPRING BREAK!

so, thought i’d throw out some great OC activities that are still fun to do, even when it raining.
Sky High Sports Trampoline Place located in Costa Mesa. the biggest trampoline (not bouncy house) place in the OC. a great way for your kiddies to get all that energy out and a great workout for moms and dads too! and today you get a deal because it’s Wild Wednesday!
Ikea located in Costa Mesa. they have a great play area where your kids can play while you shop, and a food court with great options for your kiddies lunch at a great price!
Laser Tag would be fun for you older kiddies. here’s a list of places in the OC:
Laser Quest in Fullerton & Mission Viejo
Boomers in Irvine
Camelot Golfland in Anaheim
The Discovery Science Center located in Santa Ana. buy your tickets online for the best price. there are many great exhibits going on right now including Dora the Explorer, Bubblefest and ENDING THIS WEEK….Star Wars!
Pretend City in Irvine! a totally fun and hands-on museum that great for the younger kiddies, as they can experience the world around them at their level.
have you ever taken your kiddies roller skating or ice skating?  i haven’t!  i should probably take them soon. there are many rinks in the OC to chose from.
Holiday Roller Skate in Orange (spring break special)
The Rinks Ice & Roller Skating Rinks in Anaheim, Westminster, Huntington Beach & Irvine
Ice Palace in Aliso Viejo
Orange County Ice Palace in Yorba Linda
and then there is always…..
 movie theaters
bowling
 my weekly list of activities!
and of course you can always just stay home and….
play games
build a blanket fort
bake cookies
watch movies
….but i am totally in the mood to get out.

Bubblefest at Discovery Science Center

it’s back!!!  Bubblefest XVI, the astounding Bubble Extravaganza, has returned to Discovery
Science Center. this annual spring break family event offers a look into the beautiful, delicate world of bubbles like never before!

this year’s Bubblefest will be the biggest and most impressive outdoor festival in the Center’s history! With an inflatable play zone, water spheres, and interactive science zones, Bubblefest is truly fun for the entire family. “Me in a Bubble” offers the opportunity for guests to step inside a giant bubble and have their picture taken. it’s fab-bubble-lous!

 
make sure you check out Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show featuring a
high-tech combination of art and science using bubbles, lights, special effects and lasers. he is worldrenowned for his unique and stunning artistry, Yang performs multiple bubble shows daily at Bubblefest, featuring a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes. it’s awesome!!!!!
Bubblefest XVI is one of the Science Center’s most popular annual event is designed to help visitors appreciate and understand the scientific principles and mathematics of bubbles, and to let them explore the world of bubbles in a fun, hands-on environment. at the science learning stations, guests can
create a bubble mini-wall, bubble domes and much more, while learning about math and science
principles like surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, and geometry.

the new Bubblefest XVI is just one of the spectacular exhibits the museum has to offer.  while you’re there, you can also check out Dora the Explorer,  Eco Challenge, Dino Quest, Science of Hockey, Boeing Rocket Lab,  Star Wars and more! don’t miss it!
Bubblefest Exhibit Dates:

March 31st through April 22nd, 2012

Bubblefest XVI is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center
Mega Bubblefest Laser Show requires a separate fee of $7 for the general public
“Me in a Bubble” also requires an additional charge.
 
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
purchase tickets online to save $