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The California Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. +++Voted Best Free Museum by Los Angeles Magazine+++ +++Voted Best Family Attraction by L.A. Downtown News+++

Mission: We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives. **SUPPORT SCIENCE LEARNING FOR EVERYONE!** Become a Member of the California Science Center and enjoy a year of great benefits, including Members-only Science Center experiences; complimentary IMAX, parking and attraction vouchers; discounts for the ExploraStore, restaurants and educational programs; and free admission to more than 300 science centers and museums nationwide. Family Memberships range from $65 to $550. For more information, stop by the Membership Information Desk located in the Science Center, call (213) 744-7504 or join online at http://goto.californiasciencecenter.org/membership Join Partners in Learning to receive many more exciting opportunities offered through this upper-level membership program, such as special event invitations and program experiences with our executive and curatorial staff. Partners in Learning gift levels begin at $1,500. Visit http://goto.californiasciencecenter.org/partners or call (213) 744-7494 for more information.

#NewYorkTimes #StayHomeStaySafe #AnimalsRule
04/03/2020
When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play

#NewYorkTimes #StayHomeStaySafe #AnimalsRule

Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.

04/03/2020
Pancake Lab - Stuck at Home Science LIVE!

Yummmm....PANCAKES!! 😋 🥞 This morning, we learned what ingredients make the perfect pancakes. 🥞 Live video and accompanying #StuckatHomeScience activity are available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #AllCookedUp #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

What's for breakfast?? How about PANCAKES?!! 😋 🥞 Today at 10am, we go LIVE and learn what ingredients make the perfect p...
04/03/2020

What's for breakfast?? How about PANCAKES?!! 😋 🥞 Today at 10am, we go LIVE and learn what ingredients make the perfect pancakes. 🥞 Live video and accompanying #StuckatHomeScience activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #AllCookedUp #ScienceLearning

🥞 Did someone say #pancakes ?? 🥞👨‍🍳 Join us on our website tomorrow at 10am for a LIVE broadcast exploring the science b...
04/03/2020

🥞 Did someone say #pancakes ?? 🥞👨‍🍳 Join us on our website tomorrow at 10am for a LIVE broadcast exploring the science behind making pancakes!⁣ 🥞 Live video and accompanying #StuckatHomeScience activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience.

Our animals once again made it in the news! 🐀🐢🐍 Here's a photo gallery from NBC LA highlighting some of our #CreatureFea...
04/02/2020
Animals Visited Endeavour While We Stayed Home

Our animals once again made it in the news! 🐀🐢🐍 Here's a photo gallery from NBC LA highlighting some of our #CreatureFeatures at the California Science Center.

#Famous #AnimalTours #LivingCollections #CaliforniaScienceCenter #ScienceAdventure #AnimalsRule #ThrowbackThursday

A few California Science Center critters called upon the Space Shuttle for a cosmically cute pictorial.

👨‍🍳 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast exploring fermentation in vegetables!🥕⁣Live video...
04/02/2020

👨‍🍳 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast exploring fermentation in vegetables!🥕⁣Live video and accompanying #StuckatHomeScience activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience.
#CaliforniaScienceCenter⁣ #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

Mmmm what's cooking in our kitchen tomorrow?Tune in tomorrow at 10am as we go LIVE and learn about fermentation. This ne...
04/02/2020

Mmmm what's cooking in our kitchen tomorrow?Tune in tomorrow at 10am as we go LIVE and learn about fermentation. This new #StuckatHomeScience activity will be broadcasted live at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. 😋#CaliforniaScienceCenter #ScienceLearning

🐀🐀🐀 Recently, our rats went a field trip to the #SpaceShuttleEndeavor and they loved it! 🐀🐀🐀The rats were in their exerc...
04/02/2020

🐀🐀🐀 Recently, our rats went a field trip to the #SpaceShuttleEndeavor and they loved it! 🐀🐀🐀The rats were in their exercise balls which are 13 inches around and made specifically for rats.

These intelligent creatures are on exhibit in the Family Discovery Room and are ambassador animals at the California Science Center to teach people about the importance of doing your research before buying any pets.

Indeed, there is no science adventure too small. 🧀🧀🧀

#CaliforniaScienceCenter #CreatureFeature #Rats #AnimalTour #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

UC Irvine in clinical trial to test drug's potential to treat COVID-19
04/01/2020
UC Irvine in clinical trial to test drug's potential to treat COVID-19

UC Irvine in clinical trial to test drug's potential to treat COVID-19

UC Irvine announced Monday at a digital news conference that it is participating in a clinical trial to test the antiviral drug remdesivir as a potential treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that has sparked a global pandemic.

04/01/2020
Emulsions - Stuck at Home Science

🌞Morning, scientists! 🌞 Today, we learn about emulsions in salad dressings while mixing oil with vinegar. This new #StuckatHomeScience activity is available now at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #FlattentheCurve #ScienceRules #SaladDressing #SomethingsCooking

Good morning! Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring kelp dissection!! Live video ...
03/31/2020

Good morning! Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring kelp dissection!! Live video and accompanying #StuckatHomeScience activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. Hope to see you there! ⁣#CaliforniaScienceCenter

🌿 Hello scientists! 🌿 Tune in tomorrow at 10am as we go LIVE and dive into the science of kelp dissection! This new #Stu...
03/31/2020

🌿 Hello scientists! 🌿 Tune in tomorrow at 10am as we go LIVE and dive into the science of kelp dissection! This new #StuckatHomeScience activity will feature a Q&A and will be broadcasted at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. See you there! #CaliforniaScienceCenter #StayHomeStaySafe

🐢🐢 Today, one of our Pancake Tortoises went on a private tour of the #SpaceShuttleEndeavor in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion...
03/31/2020

🐢🐢 Today, one of our Pancake Tortoises went on a private tour of the #SpaceShuttleEndeavor in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion! 🐢🐢

Pancake Tortoises are native to Kenya and Tanzania. They are crepuscular herbivores and get their name from their flat shells. Their flat shells help them escape danger. In the wild, these creatures will wedge themselves between rock crevices to evade predators. Their shells are also very light, enabling them to run very fast! Moreover, pancake tortoises are critically endangered and their main threats are habitat destruction and over-exploitation in the pet trade.

Stay tuned as we feature more creatures exploring the California Science Center!

#CreatureFeature #CaliforniaScienceCenter #LivingCollections #AnimalsRule #SlowandSteady #Endeavour

🍦Did you miss the fun? 🍨 ⁣Learn the science behind homemade #icecream in today's #StuckatHomeScience activity! This acti...
03/30/2020

🍦Did you miss the fun? 🍨 ⁣
Learn the science behind homemade #icecream in today's #StuckatHomeScience activity! This activity use easy to find kitchen supplies, and is appropriate for a variety of ages. ⁣Learn more at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. ⁣

#CaliforniaScienceCenter #EducationMatters #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone #StayHomeStaySafe

👩‍🚀 This week, #NASA introduces astronaut story time from Earth! Each weekday at 1 p.m. PST, famous astronaut Christina ...
03/30/2020

👩‍🚀 This week, #NASA introduces astronaut story time from Earth! Each weekday at 1 p.m. PST, famous astronaut Christina Koch, who recently returned to our home planet after 328 days in space, will read a children’s book on Instagram LIVE at www.instagram.com/astro_christina/. 📚
Photo by NASA #ScienceLearning #StayHomeStaySafe #FlattentheCurve #MakingHistory #FemaleAstronaunts

🔭Let #NASA bring science to you and your family at home! 🚀"NASA at Home" is your one-stop-shop to explore podcasts, educ...
03/30/2020
NASA at Home -- For Kids and Families

🔭Let #NASA bring science to you and your family at home! 🚀"NASA at Home" is your one-stop-shop to explore podcasts, educational activities, do-it-yourself projects and more! Learn more at www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for-kids-and-families. #FlattentheCurve #StayHomeStaySafe #ScienceLearning

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too
03/30/2020
Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too

Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too

She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.

03/30/2020
Ice Cream - Stuck at Home Science

I scream, you scream, we all scream for #IceCream! 🍦Learn the science behind making homemade ice cream in today's #StuckatHomeScience activity! Instructions are now available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #EducationMatters #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone #StayHomeStaySafe

👩‍🍳Stay tune this week as we explore the science behind COOKING!!!  🍜 New activities released every weekday at 10 a.m. a...
03/29/2020

👩‍🍳Stay tune this week as we explore the science behind COOKING!!! 🍜 New activities released every weekday at 10 a.m. at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #StuckatHomeScience #SomethingisCooking #StayHomeStaySafe #FlattentheCurve

🔬 What’s up with KELP❓Join us Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. for some live kelp-ing. Write in the comment section any...
03/27/2020

🔬 What’s up with KELP❓Join us Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. for some live kelp-ing. Write in the comment section any questions you may have about kelp. Your question might get answered LIVE! Tune in to our #StuckatHomeScience page at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #AskUsAQuestion #CaliforniaScienceCenter #ScienceLearning #Kelp #KelpForest

"A Napa distillery that produces more than 40 wines and liquors has started producing hand sanitizer from the grapes gro...
03/27/2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: Napa distillery giving out free homemade hand sanitizer

"A Napa distillery that produces more than 40 wines and liquors has started producing hand sanitizer from the grapes grown in Napa Valley." #ABCNews #COVID19 #HandSantizer #FlattentheCurve

A Napa distillery that produces more than 40 wines and liquors has started producing hand sanitizer from the grapes grown in Napa Valley.

🐀🐀🐀 Happy Friday from one of our rats at the California Science Center! 🐀🐀🐀 This little guy is eating a cheerio as a rei...
03/27/2020

🐀🐀🐀 Happy Friday from one of our rats at the California Science Center! 🐀🐀🐀 This little guy is eating a cheerio as a reinforcer for exhibiting station behavior in one of our Discovery Rooms. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #CreatureFeature #Rats #Cheerio #SnackTime

🚀 #StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!⁣⁣🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring ...
03/27/2020

🚀 #StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!⁣

🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring straw rockets!! Live video and accompanying Stuck at Home Science activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. Hope to see you there! ⁣#CaliforniaScienceCenter ⁣#ScienceRules ⁣#flattenthecurve #sciencelearning #foreveryone ⁣#educationmatters

Your Legacy. Their Future. #SupportScienceLearning Wish you could do more to support science learning for everyone? Lear...
03/27/2020

Your Legacy. Their Future. #SupportScienceLearning

Wish you could do more to support science learning for everyone? Learn how you can create income for your family while supporting the California Science Center. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/PlannedGivingJan20. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #PlannedGiving #GiveBack #ScienceRules

03/26/2020
Training with Spiny Lizards & Chuckwallas

🦎 ATTENTION all lizard lovers! 😍 Learn how our keepers train with desert spiny lizards and chuckwallas in the Desert Zone of #Ecosystems. 🦎🌿#KeeperChats #CaliforniaScienceCenter #LivingCollections #AnimalsRock #Lizards

#StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!⁣⁣🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring a ...
03/26/2020

#StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!⁣

🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast featuring a Chuckwalla encounter! 👩‍🏫 Live video and accompanying Stuck at Home Science activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. Hope to see you there! ⁣

#CaliforniaScienceCenter ⁣#ScienceRules ⁣#flattenthecurve #sciencelearning #foreveryone ⁣#educationmatters

03/25/2020
Balloon Rockets - Stuck at Home Science

Today, we learn the science behind moving rockets! Try this cool "Balloon Rocket" activity using simple household ingredients. You can find the instructions for this #StuckatHomeScience activity at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience.

3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! 🚀 Stay tuned as we continue to explore rockets, projectiles, and gliders this week.

#CaliforniaScienceCenter #rocketscience #scienceRules #flattenthecurve #sciencelearning #foreveryone #educationmatters

🌵Earlier today, our Prehensile Tailed Skink went on a quick field trip around Desert Zone at the California Science Cent...
03/24/2020

🌵Earlier today, our Prehensile Tailed Skink went on a quick field trip around Desert Zone at the California Science Center. (Under staff supervision of course.)

In the comment section below, tell us which one of our animals you would like to see in our next #CreatureFeature post!!! 🦎🦎🦎

#LivingCollections #CaliforniaScienceCenter #AnimalsRule #AnimalTours #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

#StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast! 👩‍🏫 Live vide...
03/24/2020

#StuckatHomeScience LIVE! | ¡EN VIVO!

🧠 Join us on our website today at 10am for a LIVE activity broadcast! 👩‍🏫 Live video and accompanying Stuck at Home Science activity will both be available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. Hope to see you there! #CaliforniaScienceCenter #ScienceRules #flattenthecurve #sciencelearning #foreveryone #educationmatters

Searching for more science activities for your littles ones at home? 🤓👨‍🚀🔭 Why not explore NASA Kids' Club webpage at ww...
03/23/2020

Searching for more science activities for your littles ones at home? 🤓👨‍🚀🔭 Why not explore NASA Kids' Club webpage at www.nasa.gov/kidsclub. These educational activities are out of this world! #NASA #ScienceLearning #StayHomeStaySafe
Photo by NASA

🐶 In celebration of #NationalPuppyDay, why not throw us a bone and comment below with the name of your puppy! 🦴🐾 #Throwb...
03/23/2020

🐶 In celebration of #NationalPuppyDay, why not throw us a bone and comment below with the name of your puppy! 🦴🐾 #Throwback #DogsAScienceTail #SniffOuttheScience

🐍Today, we let our Red Tailed Boa explore the California Science Center! She had a sssspectacular time seeing our space ...
03/23/2020

🐍Today, we let our Red Tailed Boa explore the California Science Center! She had a sssspectacular time seeing our space capsules in our Air & Space gallery. Isn't she a beauty? 🐍🐍🐍 #CaliforniaScienceCenter #CreatureFeature #LivingCollections #ScienceLearning #ScienceExploration #AnimalsRule

Here are a few tips on living in isolation, from Scott Kelly, a retired #NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the I...
03/23/2020
Opinion | I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share

Here are a few tips on living in isolation, from Scott Kelly, a retired #NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station. 👀 #NYTimes #flattenthecurve #socialdistancing #selfcare #dailyroutine #workfromhome

Take it from someone who couldn’t: Go outside.

03/23/2020
Pom Pom Launcher - Stuck at Home Science

3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! 🚀 Join us as we explore rockets, projectiles, gliders and more! Each day this week, we will feature a new #StuckatHomeScience activity on our website that is focused on flight and/or rocketry.

Today, we learn how to move objects without having to touch them. Try this cool "Pom Pom Launch" activity using simple household ingredients. Learn more at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #scienceRules #flattenthecurve #sciencelearning #foreveryone #educationmatters

03/20/2020

Visit our website for #StuckatHomeScience videos and activities Mon-Fri! #sciencerules #flattenthecurve #sciencelearningforeveryone #welovescience #beardeddragonsalsolovescience

🌷Ever wonder what's inside of a flower? 🌿 Take a look at a flower's detail and count how many parts it has in this fun #...
03/19/2020

🌷Ever wonder what's inside of a flower? 🌿 Take a look at a flower's detail and count how many parts it has in this fun #StuckatHomeScience activity!

🔬 Discover more Stuck at Home Science activities at californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science. ⁣👩‍🔬These educational activities are designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.

#CaliforniaScienceCenter ⁣#FlowerDissection #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone ⁣#OnlineLearning ⁣#ScienceRules ⁣#FutureScientists #EducationMatters Kidsguide

"Learn something new and explore some of the world's best museums from the comfort of your couch. Here is a list of SoCa...
03/19/2020
Explore Some of SoCal’s Best Museums From Your Couch

"Learn something new and explore some of the world's best museums from the comfort of your couch. Here is a list of SoCal museums that are displaying some of their exhibits online." #Coronavirus #StayHomeStaySafe #SoCalMuseums #OnlineEducation #NBCLosAngeles

Learn something new and explore some of the world’s best museums from the comfort of your couch. Here is a list of SoCal museums that are displaying some of their exhibits online. Getty Museum: The iconic museum perched above the city is offering online ways to explore the 15,000-item collection r...

🐀🐀 WOW our rats are famous, thanks to NBC LA! 🐀🐀🤩 Thanks for the shoutout! #CaliforniaScienceCenter #CreatureFeature ⁣#S...
03/18/2020
These Rats Just Went on a Science Center Adventure

🐀🐀 WOW our rats are famous, thanks to NBC LA! 🐀🐀🤩
Thanks for the shoutout! #CaliforniaScienceCenter #CreatureFeature ⁣#ScienceLearning ⁣#LivingCollections #ScienceExploration ⁣#AnimalsRule

Sweet ratties communing with a kelp forest? That just happened at the Exposition Park destination.

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