The Cube

Each time I take a look at our Bucket List and then our calendar I freak out only slightly. I mean, we've done so much already this summer, but there is still so much more I want to do. So, we've been keeping extra busy trying to cross off as many items as possible before our days of just Marcus and Mommy end.

The Discovery Cube has been on my must-see/do list for the longest time and I finally made time to get there.
From the minute we walked in both Marcus and I were in awe. There was just so much to see and do!

We experienced:
Touching a tornado.
Spinning ping pong balls round and round until they dropped into a funnel.
Went on a dinosaur excursion, complete with our very own pointer stick.
Saw a water funnel.
Hit a few pucks and "drove" a Zamboni.
Got up close with Mother Earth.
Were mesmerized by blowing sand and the formations it made.
Moved sand around to see how topographical maps look and change.
Played with "smoke" and made it "poof."
Along with about 300 other hands on exhibits that I didn't take any picture of.

However, the ping pong exhibit (which reminded me a lot of the game Mouse Trap) was the show stopper. We went back to the ping pongs over and over and over and over.
Watching Marcus move from one exhibit to the next was easily the most amazing part for me. Seeing the wonder in his eyes as he manipulated and maneuvered things to see how they worked, or watched how they changed was pretty spectacular. Being able to set him loose in a place where I didn't have to say no to anything, and encouraged hands on activity to everything was simply the best. We both left The Cube with the biggest smiles on our faces.

My only regret is that we hadn't made the trip to The Cube sooner.

Since our little adventure Marcus has asked literally every. single. day. (for over a week now) if we can go back to The Cube. Lucky for him we have another trip lined up this week, along with a few other Bucket List items we need to check off. 


  1. That looks like such an awesome place. The Zamboni! How cool! We have the Science Center in DSM, but I feel like it lacks a little sometimes.

  2. I'm so glad you guys had a good time!!! Did you go to the little store in there where you get to push a shopping cart? And then they have some sort of seasonal exhibit when you first walk in. I'm not sure what it is right now. I'm so jealous of how empty it is in your pictures. You look like the only ones there! But I guess that's the beauty of a weekday morning :)

  3. That looks like such a cool place! You guys have the best museums and activity centers there!

  4. I saw this on FB earlier and couldn’t wait to read this post. The cube looks and sounds so awesome and interesting and fun! You guys have the coolest places around you. I think my little family needs to make a trip there. :) Would you be our tour guide? haha! Touching a tornado? Awesomesauce! And the dinosaur excursion? Mason would have been ecstatic. Looks like Marcus had a blast.

  5. You guys have rocked your summer bucket list girl. I have been amazed every time a picture pops up on Facebook. Plus your list is HUGE. If you had my list you would have been done last week :). So good job!!!

    That place looks amazing, really really amazing I can only imagine how much fun you guys had there.

  6. This is just awesome! And I love that you don't wait for Scott to go to these things - that's always my hold up - what if Andy wants to go, so we just don't. Duh! ;)

  7. oh my gosh that place looks amazing! The AZ science center has a couple of similar things in it and the boys I nanny always LOVE it!! I love the bucket list you have made up :) makes summer more organized and so much fun for you and him! cool mom award!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  8. I think I would just enjoy that myself!

  9. I've never heard of the Cube but that looks like so much fun! What a fun way to spend a summer day!

  10. wow, that looks great! it looks more unique than the typical children's museum. the ping pong thingy is really cool, I remember seeing one in a mall once that was really fun to watch!

  11. That place looks awesome!! Does it make me a huge dork that I want to go play!?

  12. I want to go there! It looks awesome!

  13. Now that is the coolest! I love the cube design, and sooo much fun. I think our Ripley's...is made to look upside down. Or..something else. I've passed it before, in Orlando, but never been. But it sure looks fun!

  14. If this doesn't look like the neatest place ever!! I love childrens museums and entertainment centers. A place to keep them busy, their minds thinking and it's all inside so no need to worry about the heat.