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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Science of Hockey Exhibit

Searching for the largest interactive ice hockey exhibit in North America? Look no further than the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California.

Located on the second level of the aptly coined Cube, above the bed of nails and earthquake simulator, this permanent exhibit installed last Spring divulges the scientific secrets behind the coolest game on earth.

With sixteen interactive offerings and enough NHL memorabilia to soothe the most frenzied of fans, the 3,000 square foot Science of Hockey has something for everyone. Climb aboard the Zamboni ice resurfacer, take a shot on J.S. Giguere, skate with Ryan Getzlaf, stop Scott Niedermayer, visit the Ducks dressing room, spend two minutes in the penalty box, practice your best John Shorthouse or Randy Moller broadcast reading a science themed script over a selection of plays, and so much more.

Ringing in at $2.5 million, of which eighty percent was endowed by the Samueli Foundation and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, the Science of Hockey is a first class educational experience for curious minds of all ages. Open until 5pm everyday and located a mere 3.1 miles from The Pond, it's the perfect warmup to an evening with the 2007 Stanley Cup champions.

For more information on visiting the Science of Hockey click here.