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The Science of Gingerbread



The Science of Gingerbread

From plays and musical performances to light shows and parades, it’s time for holiday fun in Orange County. But there’s more! One of the Orange County events features the sweetest season at the Cube! Returning this winter, check this out: The Science of Gingerbread the Discovery Cube’s annual holiday tradition.

The event runs from November 29th to January 5th, 2020 is considered to be Southern California’s largest Gingerbread Competition and Display. Build, enter, and compete at the Discovery CubePresents: Science of Gingerbread. 

These all-time favorite goodies don’t come together magically, though, but instead, we apply heat, math, engineering, and other essential components to bake and create the confections everyone loves-Gingerbread!

The Science of Gingerbread is open to all ages and is one of the Orange County events that is free to Santa Ana Residents on the first Tuesday of every month. BofA cardholders on the first Sunday of every month and Teachers (check online for details-

The Science of Gingerbread daily program is one particular occasion in the Orange County events where you will head toward the world of the classic holiday dessert and find out how science plays a crucial role in the kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Aprons on, scientists! 

What can you benefit from participating in the competition?

Surprisingly, you will have the chance to place and win a one-of-a-kind prize. You can enhance and practice your engineering, math, and creativity skills at the same time. You get to an after-hours awards ceremony for the announcement of winners. And of course, you design, bake and build with your family, co-workers, and friends- sounds fun! fun !fun!

But there’s more! The Science of Gingerbread daily program also includes:

  • Can You Build it? 

Families can build and compete together in different challenges using wooden building blocks.

  • Gingerbread Man Escape

Help Gingerbread Man run as fast as he can by designing, building, and testing his escape vehicle with the help of families and kids. Awesome!

  • Design a Food Model

Exploring the kid’s engineering design process by inventing and designing their food model! Now, that’s cool!

  • Cookie Decorating

Make your kids discover about the primary and secondary colors as they mix their colored frosting and perfect their sugar cookies.

  • Tallest Tower Challenge

On the weekends, families use only spaghetti and marshmallows to build the tallest tower. Super Awesome!

Aside from these, there are dozens of events awaiting like the sweet-to-sweet in the Gingerbread Derby, Santa Claus special appearances, and fa, la, la activities.


Discovery Cube 2500 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705


(714)-542-2823 or website for more details.


  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed On:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Kids Ages:

Suitable for: 2+

  • Admission Cost:Ages 0 – 2: Free
  • Ages 3 – 14: $14.95
  • Ages 15 and over: $19.95


$5.00, provided on location.

Toyota of Orange, dealer of used cars serving Santa Ana, sponsors this blog and other blogs about Orange County events.

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