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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

The learning destination's seasonal exhibit is ready to goo it up. Read »

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Celebrate in Santa Ana: OC Pride

Celebrate in Santa Ana: OC Pride

A festival, a dance tent, and other merry-fun to-dos make for a celebratory Saturday. Read »

Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Dig the television show and all that hands-on science? Head for Santa Ana. Read »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubblefest: One POP-ular Show

Bubblefest: One POP-ular Show

Is soap supernatural? Practically. See magic made in Santa Ana. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

A "disgusting" exhibit at the Discover Science Center has kids laughing (and learning). Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Balloon Drop: Noon Year's Eve

OC Balloon Drop: Noon Year's Eve

The Discovery Science Center hosts a daylight bash, hooray! Read »

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Exhibit: Gingerbread + Science + Discovery + Fun

OC Exhibit: Gingerbread + Science + Discovery + Fun

The Discovery Science Center's annual holiday tradition boasts a yummy competition. Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Neato: Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center

Neato: Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center

Make slime -- and take it home -- at this seasonal and smart exhibit. Read »

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wee Archaeologists Get into Indy Show for Free

Wee Archaeologists Get into Indy Show for Free

Have spring-breakers around the house? Make for Santa Ana. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

The Discovery Science Center's soapiest spectacular is on approach. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.