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Discovery Science Center Announces $62 Million Expansion

Santa Ana, CA, USA (October 1, 2012) — Discovery Science Center has initiated a $62 million phased campaign will enable it to meet the critical need for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in our community.

Phase One – Opening Spring 2014
Discovery Science Center begins construction of Phase One – an $18.5 million expansion in winter 2012. The 40,000 square foot Discovery Pavilion will bring national distinction to Discovery Science Center as one of the most dynamic immersive, innovative and best science centers in the nation.  Features include:

  • 40,000 square feet of new space
  • 4,000 square feet of remodeled space
  • Welcome Center
  • Launch Pad Science Store
  • Enhanced Guest Services
  • Showcase Theater
  • Education Wing
  • California Natural Resources Pavilion
  • VIP Rooftop Garden

Coming Soon
Look forward to these exciting new additions after the completion of Phase One.

Life Science Hall
One of the world’s greenest parking lots
Courtyard of Learning & Living
Environmental Pavilion

IMAX Theater

The new expansion is expected to:

  • Increase visitor capacity from 500,000 to 1 million annually.
  • Increase revenue and strengthen sustainability by hosting national blockbuster exhibits.
  • Enhance educational programs at the Center and throughout the community.
  • Expand field trip capacity to over 210,000 students annually.
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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