I love children’s museums, I think that every area should have at least one for kids and their families to go to and explore all of the wonderful things in the world. I was recently asked to attend a new exhibit at the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana for Hot Wheels, we were so excited to go!
If you are not local or if you have not been to the Discovery Cube Orange County, you would not know that everything in this place is designed for kids to play with and explore so that they can learn hands on. The Hot Wheels exhibit continued this tradition and they had so many things for kids of all ages to do and see. As you see Destini had a great time doing this.
She was excited to see how the cars move and go in all different settings and how they work when you change things like power the track, take them downhill, move the track into special angles, it was so exciting to see her just explore and play all about cars and how they work. They had everything from how it feels to turn a race car wheel vs. a small car wheel, and boy there was a huge difference. A section where they had a pit stop set up and the kids could dress like a mechanic and time themselves jacking up a car and changing the tires was very popular. So, many different ideas came together for this Hot Wheels exhibit, it was very well thought out and put together.
Not only did they have the toy cars there they also had race cars that Hot Wheels inspired, and sponsored. These were really impressive! They also had real fire suits, and uniforms that drivers would wear. Safety designs that went into the cars was shown from the inside out, and kids of all ages were excited to learn about it.
I was not sure if Destini was going to enjoy this exhibit, but I was pleasantly surprised that she enjoyed so much of it. She loved being able to see how things work with cars and all of the really neat designs and inner workings of a car. Every separate display was blocked off by road barricades which lent itself to feeling like a real race track.
One of the big hits was in the very beginning when we met a Hot Wheels designer and he walked all of us through the process of drawing a car from start to finish. He impressed me, in how he was able to draw a car just as easily as I write my name, it was truly something to see. He made cars out of animals and kids names, they were captivated from the word go. We all had paper and pens to try our hand at designing a car!
This Hot Wheels exhibit is going to be great fun for kids and families that get the opportunity to visit. They were so meticulous in showing so many different parts of both the Hot Wheels toy cars and the real-life race cars, that everyone will learn something new! We had a great time, and we all learned something new and exciting. If you are visiting Orange County or are local I highly recommend taking the time and seeing the Discovery Cube Orange County and the Hot Wheels exhibit, they are closing shop on Jan. 3rd, so race on over and have some fun!