Sea Life at Discovery Science Center 7/30 – 8/19

do you love the ocean? beginning today, Discovery Science Center’s Wildlife Rescue exhibit is diving into explore the sea life of Southern California. it will feature exciting programming on all things under the sea. you can visit with local partners to learn about sea life conservation efforts and participate in learning activities. also, don’t miss Aquarium of the Pacific’s Tide Tank and the chance to touch a LIVE shark! check out all the special programs DCS will be offering this month….

 

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Tide Tank
August 4-5th & 11-12th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Don’t miss your chance to feel a spiny sea star, touch a slippery sea cucumber or experience the rough textured skin of a shark at the Aquarium’s Tide Tank exhibit!

Monday’s with Larry
July 30th, August 6th & August 13th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

each Monday during the Sea Life series there will be a presentation about sea life conservation and the conservation efforts in action right here in Southern California.

Visit with our Local Partners

several of our local partners of Discovery Science Center will be visiting on the weekends throughout  the Sea Life programming to share their conservation efforts and answer your questions.
• Irvine Ranch Water & Huntington Beach Wetlands – August 4th & 5th
• Davey’s Locker Presents “Whale Conservation” – August 11th & 12th, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
• Pacific Marine Rescue Group & Newport Harbor and Whale Conservation – August 11th & 12th

Crab Parts & Behaviors

learn more about our crusty friend: the crab. you can make a crab craft headband and explore how many legs a crab has, why a crab has its eyes on stalks, and whether they pick up “hitchhikers!”

Diving Animals 

how long can you hold your breath? What is the world’s record for holding one’s breath? compare your skills with those of aquatic animals during Discovery Science Center’s program on sea life.

“A Game of Chance” Stage Show

don’t miss discovery Science Center’s newest stage show just for summer! Join Team Tiger or Team Rhino and earn points to win awesome prizes while learning about endangered animals.

 *Activities & schedule subject to change without notice.
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Wildlife Rescue Exhibit Dates
May 26 through September 3, 2012
Wildlife Rescue is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center
everyone who visits will receive a free ticket to the Santa Ana & OC Zoos!
 
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95

Dog Days of Summer at the Discovery Science Center

don’t miss the highlight of Discovery Science Center’s Wild Summer, The Dog Days of Summer, from June 30 through July 8. This exciting event features learning stations, opportunities to meet and greet local rescue groups, an exciting stunt dog performance show and much more!

Kyra Sundance & Chalcy – Stunt Dog Team 
 

come see the world famous, energetic stunt dog duo, Kyra and Chalcy, as they perform acrobatic feats and humorous skits for adults and children of all ages! Kyra and Chalcy have been featured on Ellen, The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News Live and more showcasing their stunning acrobatic routines with energetic jumping, body vaulting, and baton twirling.

 Showtimes
 Sat 6/30 – Sun 7/1: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Mon 7/2 – Fri 7/6: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Sat 7/7 – Sun 7/8: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
show is included with general admission at no additional cost. 

 

Pet Rescue Groups

visit with local pet rescue groups and learn about the efforts in our community to rescue dogs and other pets in need of care. German Shepard Rescue Club of Orange County: Sat 6/30 – Sun 7/1 from 11am – 3pm & Fri 7/6 – Sun 7/8 from 11am – 3pm Guide Dogs for the Blind “Puppies in Training” (Wildlife Outpost) Thurs 7/5 from 10am – 1pm 

dogs vs humans activity 
just how sensitive is a dog’s sense of smell? come find out and explore with us with a fun activity.
animal teeth learning station 
discover how animals’ teeth are designed for certain types of food, along with fun tidbitsand facts!
 “A Game of Chance” 
don’t miss our newest stage show just for summer! Join Team Tiger or Team Rhino and earn points to win awesome prizes while testing your knowledge and learning about endangered animals.
 *Activities & schedule subject to change without notice.

 

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Wildlife Rescue Exhibit Dates
May 26 through September 3, 2012
Wildlife Rescue is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center
everyone who visits will receive a free ticket to the Santa Ana & OC Zoos!
 
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
purchase tickets online to save $

Snake, Lizard and Frog Weekend at Discovery Science Center

celebrate father’s day weekend at Discovery Science Center’s Wildlife Rescue! this weekend, june 16th & 17th, there will be a visit from the Lizard Wizard! you will be able to enjoy a Lizard Wizard Reptile & Amphibian Show where you will take a hands-on journey into the fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. touch, hold and interact with real lizards, snakes and more during special presentations at 12pm and 2pm each day!
Tortoise Rescue Group 
visit with a local Tortoise Rescue Group at 1pm saturday, june 16th, learn about their rescue efforts right here in Southern California, and even touch and see a real desert tortoise!
 “A Game of Chance” Stage Show 
don’t miss our newest stage show just for summer! join Team Tiger or Team Rhino and earn points to win awesome prizes while learning about endangered animals.
 Scaly Snakes Learning Station 
do snakes blink? why do they shed their skin? Learn more about these beneficial pest control agents and why we need them in our Southern California community.
 Turtley Turtles Learning Station 
why is a turtle a reptile and not an amphibian? Can turtles actually crawl out of their shells? discover this and more during Discovery Science Center’s weekend program on reptiles and amphibians.
 Frogs and Toads Activity
learn more about our slimy friend, the frog, in this fun activity. make a frog craft headband to wear home while exploring how frogs breathe, eat, and “estivate.” what’s that? come find out!
 
 *activities & schedule subject to change without notice. 
visitors will receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Zoo and the Santa Ana Zoo! 
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Wildlife Rescue Exhibit Dates
May 26 through September 3, 2012
Wildlife Rescue is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center
 
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
purchase tickets online to save $
click here for more information.
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Wildlife Rescue at Discovery Science Center


this May, Discovery Science Center will be opening the brand new exhibit Wildlife Rescue. this new exhibition will offer visitors the opportunity to experience compelling stories of animal rescue from around the world, including how seabirds are saved from environmental disasters and what happens to orphaned baby elephants.

during DSC’s Wild Summer, visitors will receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Zoo and the Santa Ana Zoo! Wildlife Rescue lets visitors experience the excitement of rescuing and returning diverse creatures back to the wild as they explore the new, emerging science of “Restoration Biology” that is saving all types of animals from the brink of extinction. through interactive exhibits, guests learn the innovative methods used to capture, raise and release endangered species, including elephants, orangutans, pandas, whooping cranes, sturgeon, Iberian lynxes, prairie dogs, American burying beetles and more.

Wildlife Rescue Exhibit Dates
May 26 through September 3, 2012
Wildlife Rescue is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center

General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
purchase tickets online to save $

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in addition to Wildlife Rescue, Discovery Science Center will be hosting special wildlife themed days throughout the summer. each themed time-period will have specific learning stations, presentations, stage shows, and kids’ activities!
May 26 – 28 (Memorial Day Weekend)
‘Wild about Safari’ features Thors’ Safari Extravaganza show where kids and families will be entertained by seeing real snakes, lizards, tarantulas, plus many more. also, learning stations will include activities on eco systems and digging fossils. this coming Memorial Day Weekend is not to be missed, as DSC kicks off Wild Summer… safari style!
May 26 – June 29
‘Lizards, Toads, and Snakes, Oh My!’ features reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. guests are invited to learn about scaly snakes, leaping lizards, creepy-crawling insects, slow moving turtles and tortoises, and hissing roaches as they checkout Wildlife Rescue and participate in the “Game of Chance” stage show.
June 30 – July 8
‘Dog Days of Summer’ features dogs, wolves, coyotes and foxes. Plus, the summer festival will include kids’ obstacle course and inflatables, learning stations, gourmet food trucks, and an exciting LIVE dog show! rescue groups will also be on hand for pet adoption days.
July 9 – 15
‘Cats Rule, Dogs Drool’ features cats, cougars, bobcats and mountain lions. Families will have the opportunity to learn about how these nocturnal creatures live, hunt, and survive throughout the world. In addition, speakers will be on hand to discuss how residents of Orange County can look for signs of wild cats what to do if you come across one!
July 16 – 29 
‘Take Flight’ features domestic and exotic birds. what’s it like to fly high in the sky with nothing beneath but the wind and clouds? have the chance to find out during “Omar’s Exotic Birds” show and during special presentations on feathers and flight, plus environments and adaptation! hands-on activities for the kids include making a bird feeder.
July 30 – September 3 
‘Sea Life’ features animals of the ocean! surf is up during the last days of Wild Summer as there will be a hands-on tide pool tank for families, plus presentations on the Irvine Marsh Lands, Huntington Beach Wetlands, and Newport Harbor. whale conservationists will be on hand to discuss what we can do as a community to help preserve creatures of the sea.