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Aquarium of the Pacific 
 
 
"Take a journey of discovery through the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Meet more than 12,500 animals as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon. Join us on a Behind-the-Scenes tour. Experience AnimalVision 3-D, a film that combines stunning state-of-the-art 3-D technology and digital animation while providing important environmental messages for all ages. For a current listing of events before you visit, check out our Upcoming Events page. Save time by purchasing your Tickets Online, or become a member of the Aquarium and enjoy one full year of free admission plus numerous other benefits. Every purchase made at the Aquarium helps support our mission to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems." Banquet facility can hold up to 2500 people. Their Aquarium on Wheels will travel to your next birthday party!  Long Beach
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art 
 
 
If you enjoy cultural art, Bowers is the place. In recent memory they have hosted Egyption, Aztec & Chinese travelling collections. If you have kids, they will enjoy the Kidseum next door. "The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 130,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum's largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history. Tangata (or "mankind" in the tribal Maori language of New Zealand) features Southwestern decor enclosed by glass walls and a ceiling framed with stuccoed beams and large windows to allow ambient light to illuminate the main dining area. Located in the Bowers museum's Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant dedicates half of its available seating to alfresco dining on two large patio areas. The patio area opens into the mission style courtyard that is perfect for romantic weddings or evening receptions. The museum facilities as well as Tangata restaurant itself provide the perfect setting for your next event. From elegant dinners to corporate cocktail parties, wedding receptions to charity galas and holiday parties, Tangata Catering provides a range of services for any size event. Menus are custom designed to fit your particular needs and can reflect any ethnicity desired. Specialty entertainment and décor can be arranged to complete your event." Santa Ana Free Day, First Sunday & Third Tuesday of each month, Santa Ana residents with ID receive free admission.  Santa Ana
Discovery Science Center 
 
 
"Explore more than 120 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana where you can play a game of Virtual Volleyball, dance across a Musical Floor, play music on a Laser Beam Harp, see an indoor Geyser erupt and much more. Discovery Science Center is home of the famous 10-story solar Cube and designed to let visitors explore science 'Southern California Style.' It's hard to miss this Orange County landmark. Exit Interstate 5 at Main Street in Santa Ana and look for the Cube. Discovery Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. Discovery Science Center's many education programs align with California Science Content Standards and are intended to help K-12 students perform better in school and on State science tests required in the 5th and 7th grades. For school groups, we offer a wide range of Science-to-Go and assembly programs (where we come to your school) as well as fieldtrip programs (where your school visits us). The Center's Digital Lab computer center offers classes where students and adults can learn Word Processing, Digital Photography, Web Design and more. Discovery Science Center is also the education content provider for the Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Tiger Woods Learning Center. Facility rental of Discovery Science Center is available for private corporate parties, company family days, high school proms and special events. With the fun hands-on exhibits and live demonstrations, Discovery Science Center is a unique party environment. The building can accommodate anywhere from 300 people seated banquet style to 1000 reception style." Santa Ana Free Day, First Monday of each month, Santa Ana residents with ID receive free admission.  Santa Ana
Explorocean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum 
 
 
Explore our region's maritime heritage with family-oriented interactive exhibits, ship models, artifacts and art, located in the heart of the historic Balboa Fun Zone on Newport Bay. In addition to our touch-tank, visitors will enjoy a mix of hands-on activities, interactive programs, and special performances that will connect you to the living museum in our backyard. Our galleries include: The Steele Model Pavilion, the East Wing( Sea of Adventure), Newport and the Extraordinary People galleries. Our goal is to connect visitors to the adventure, inspiration and mystery of the sea with an emphasis on the human experience and man's impact as it relates to the marine environment.  Newport Beach
Heritage Exhibit 
 
 
"The Heritage Exhibit is a unique showcase of Beckman Coulter's past, present and future contributions to industry, science and medicine, as seen in our Inventions and Milestones. From electrodes to analyzers, from counters to chromatographs, visitors may experience the treasures of science through our timeline, that have served mankind in countless ways since our company’s modest beginnings in 1934. It's an experience literally 65 years in the making and one we invite you to share firsthand.... The Heritage Exhibit features a unique collection of history-making analytical instruments and other products that highlight Beckman Coulter's innovative advancements in science and medicine. Many of these instruments and products are similar to artifacts on loan to world-famous museums and institutions like the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about some of these instruments by visiting the Lab of the Past or the Lab of Today and Tomorrow." See also Arnold O. Beckman, Ph.D., Beckman Coulter, Inc., The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Beckman @ Science.  Fullerton
Kidseum (Bowers) 
 
 
"The Kidseum, an 11,000 square foot children's museum, provides arts and cultural activities for thousands of children and their families. Creativity, stimulated by exposure to art, can be the basis for the development of ideas, problem solving and social understanding. Kidseum is a place where children can experience and celebrate the beauty, ceremony and history of many different cultures. Kidseum is designed to be a safe haven for exploration, an environment that provides opportunities for increasing self-knowledge. The Bowers Museum realizes that solutions to social problems and hopes for continued prosperity depend on our children developing formal skills and a deeper understanding of both themselves and others."  Santa Ana
Orange County Zoo 
 
 
Home of Nacho the infamous bear! The final destination for hot tub bears, injured eagles and other wayward animals, the OC Zoo is a quick tour for the family amongst all the other diversions at Irvine Regional Park in the hills of Orange. Reasonable admission but short operating hours. That won't matter, though - because there is so much else to do up there. Take a picnic lunch, your bikes and sunscreen - make it a day! "The zoo specializes in animals and plants from the southwestern United States. Participating in a variety of conservation efforts, the zoo provides a permanent home to many animals that are not releasable to the wild.... The Orange County Zoo is located inside beautiful Irvine Park. The park is located within the city limits of the City of Orange. The zoo is nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park. The zoo specializes in the animals and plants from the southwestern United States. This emphasis on native species is very important for the understanding and education of the public. Education is needed for the general public to appreciate the problems of our own 'at risk' native animals and plants."  Orange
Santa Ana Zoo 
 
 
Santa Ana Zoo has one of the finest primate collections in the country. Beyond that, it's a marvelous place for children. A miniature railroad, kid-friendly displays, a decent playground and a great hill of dirt to play on! (Come'on! You remember, don'cha?) The admission is reasonable. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grass out front! Located in Santa Ana's Prentice Park. Santa Ana Free Day, Second Tuesday of each month, Santa Ana residents with ID receive free admission.  Santa Ana
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