Discovery Science Center

Griffin Structures served as construction manager for the major $12-million expansion of the popular 59,000 square-foot Discovery Cube museum in Santa Ana. The new facilities allow the Center to expand significantly its distinctive hands-on experiences for visitors with differing learning styles, whether kinesthetic, auditory or visual. The museum's programs and interactive features provide a natural extension to school outreach programs and serve as large-scale teaching aids for students, teachers and families fulfilling the Discovery Science Foundation mission to "inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve."

The expansion consisted of the new 40,000-square-foot Discovery Pavilion building that includes a theater, an education wing, environmental-study zone, relocation of the executive space, and the existing center being renamed the Great Hall of Science as well as 4,000 square feet of remodeled area and the new Welcome Center. The new addition opened in spring 2015.