Sightseeing in Orange

Select Local Merchants

Easily recognizable by the 10-story black cube that looks more like a crashed alien spaceship than a source of clean energy, the museum has been using science-based exhibits to educate and inspire its young visitors for more than 15 years, with a rotating cast of hands-on, interactive exhibits, including MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

  • Size: two floors of interactive exhibits spread across 59,000 square feet
  • Eye-Catcher: 10-story black cube that towers over the freeway
  • Hands-On Experiments: feel the force of hurricane winds or a rocket launch, play hockey against a virtual goalie in the Science of Hockey, explore inside a two-story tall dinosaur and go on a prehistoric adventure in Dino Quest, become a green superhero at the Eco Challenge, and push your face into a giant pin wall
  • Permanent Mainstay: trigger a simulated rocket launch inside the giant cube while standing beneath a real rocket engine
  • Visiting Exhibits: Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, where live demos and hands-on experiments put popular myths to the test, and WEEBLES Coast to Coast, which lets kids explore American state-by-state in a hands-on manner
  • Don't Miss: Eco Challenge?where kids join the Eco Crew in interactive games and challenges to learn how to shop smart and recycle
  • Special Events: Overnight Explorers, where kids wander the museum and watch science movies before camping out in sleeping bags
2500 N Main St.
Santa Ana,
CA
US

The colorful B-17 Flying Fortress known as Fuddy Duddy once shepherded General Dwight D. Eisenhower across the Pacific near the end of World War II. Today, the massive plane is on display at the Lyon Air Museum on the west side of Orange County's John Wayne Airport. The museum has a curated selection of authentic aircraft and rare vehicles, most of which trace their lineage back to World War II. A 1939 Mercedes-Benz G4 Offener Touring Wagon was actually owned and used by Adolph Hitler until its seizure by the French army at Bertschesgaden. Museum tours are led by volunteer docents throughout the day and last about an hour; along with the planes and cars, you'll encounter Jeeps, motorcycles, and a 1941 Dodge pickup truck.

19300 Ike Jones Rd
Santa Ana,
CA
US