Discovery Cube Los Angeles constantly keeps kiddos on their toes. From their sneaky educational fun (kids will be begging to play the recycling game over and over) to their rotating exhibits, there’s always something new to explore. Like now, when everything is awesome for LEGO builders big and small, with the October opening of the new exhibit LEGO Travel Adventure.
No Passport Needed
Just brave the freeways and make your way to Hansen Dam and head up to the second floor of the LA Discovery Cube to spend the day in the hands-on exhibit. Imagineers are encouraged to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all types of terrain including mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts and more. There are LEGOS of all sizes and at activity tables that let kids of all ages and abilities take part in the build: you’ll see kids from 2-12 happily digging into serious LEGO play (and work!).
Whether your LEGO maniac is a builder or a pretender, there is something for everyone to enjoy on their travel adventure. Go method and suit-up as a pilot, ship captain or race car driver to gain inspiration for your vehicle.
LEGO Does Littles Too
Once those creative juices are flowing, your LEGO wiz kid can build with bricks from popular LEGO sets. Even the tiniest of LEGO fans can join in on the fun with the oversized foam Duplos begging to be built sky (or toddler) high.
Get Your Build On
No need to stay practical with your imagination, this exhibit insists you think outside of the toy box. Builders are encouraged to create vehicles of all shapes and sizes that will fly, drive or float. When all of the finishing touches are in place, feed that need for speed at the testing ramp where your pit crew can race their creations against one another. Your eager drivers will have to take turns at one of the two racing ramps.
Little hands getting tired from all of that stacking? Give those fingers a rest and take the “Travel Challenge” to build a virtual LEGO vehicle that will travel through lava, swamps, rivers and oceans. Your pint size explorer will love both driving and going along for the ride in the back seat of this virtual adventure.
Past Meets Present
When your kiddos are done creating the transportation of the future, make room in your adventure for a quick trip to the past. Marvel at the creations by LEGO Master Builders and learn about the building of the first Model T and the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk.
Time will fly as your junior explorers investigate every corner of Travel Adventure. But make sure you have those cameras ready when your inventors find the kid-sized race car made entirely out of LEGO Duplos. It makes for quite the photo (op) finish.
Know Before You Go
The Discovery Cube Los Angeles has plenty to offer inquiring minds, so leave time to explore after your LEGO adventure is over. This STEM focused museum has exhibits for all ages and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. All exhibits, minus the short films, are included in ticket price which start at $12.95 and can be purchased online or at the door. The current LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit will be there through January 16, 2017.
Located in the Hansen Dam Recreation area, parking is free and there’s even a playground next door to the museum just in case your little Einsteins still need to run off some of that conserved energy before getting back in the car. Bean Sprouts café offers a varying menu of healthy eats for bigs and littles alike, but packed lunches are also welcomed inside the museum at the dine-in area or outside patio. The Cube is stroller friendly for museum lovers of all sizes but stroller parking is available at the front of the museum near the toddler play area, if you want to park before exploring.
Discovery Cube L.A.
11800 Foothill Blvd.
What’s your family’s fave LEGO spot? Let us know in the comments section! And if you’re looking for more LA LEGO action, check out these local play places for LEGO lovers.
—Andrea Conway Kagey