Rainy Days Call for a Museum Visit
The Most Famous Toy Cars on Display
Friends, the Discovery Cube L.A., located in Sylmar recently opened its new exhibit— Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™.
We ended up at the museum on Superbowl Sunday after having spent all day home on Saturday. Now, I’m not sure if you guys understand what staying home FOR AN ENTIRE DAY means when you live in a house full of boys. But we were All. Going. Crazy. The rain kept us indoors but when Sunday arrived, there was no way I’d be doing that again… so we took off to the nearest kids’ museum we could find. It was the Discovery Cube L.A.
Upon arriving, we discovered a new Hot Wheels exhibit
with immersive activities. The displays are meant to help visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster.
My car-lovin’ sons had a blast racing tiny cars, playing mechanic and even pretending to be race car drivers. There’s a Pit Stop Challenge that allows kids to “change tires" and refuel the car. A 6 lane downhill speed track, booster power track, adjustable angles track, and timing track are also available for play.
Did you know Hot Wheels were introduced by Mattel in 1968?
The "tricked-out" toy cars have come a long way (both in the die-cast and life-size varieties) with more than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels car creations. More than 4 billion Hot Wheels die-cast cars have been sold.
The Discovery Cube was about to sell a few more Hot Wheels
That’s because Benny and Toby made their way to the museum shop and swore they were on a shopping spree… Fortunately, we all agreed we had visited the Discovery Cube to get out of the house and play, not shop! All this to say, the shop is full of really cool Hot Wheels gifts.
It’s a fun exhibit that can — and will —
get busy and rowdy on weekends with dozens of kids looking to enjoy the same experience. Just make sure to pack a jar full of patience and arrive with a game plan to keep an eye on your little ones while you’re there. There’s a lot of running around, car chasing and everyone seems revved up…lol!
We stayed for a few hours,
enjoyed other fun Discovery Cube exhibits and headed home in time for Super Bowl 53!
The Hot Wheels exhibition will be on display through April 28, 2019 before it continues on its tour throughout North America. For more information and tickets, click here.
Thanks for reading, friends!