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California Science Center FREE admission to permanent galleries. (Excludes IMAX and special paid exhibits)
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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.

06/17/2020

Earlier this afternoon, we've interviewed Nathan Sawaya, the award-winning artist behind our special exhibition #TheArtoftheBrick! Click below to watch full interview on our Instagram @californiasciencecenter. 🎨🖌 📐⁣ #InstagramLive #MeettheArtist #ScienceBeyondtheCenter

06/17/2020
SWARM

🦂🦂🦂 We the California Science Center participates in conservation for Emperor Scorpions! Native to the forests and savannas of West Africa, these arachnids are one of the largest scorpions species in the world and are threatened by pet trade over-collection. 🦂🦂🦂⁣

📸: Keepers Erin, Kit, and Louise⁣

#CaliforniaScienceCenter #SWARM #Scorpions #ConservationEfforts #AnimalsRule

FUN FACT: 🎨🖌 📐⁣Nathan Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO® brick into the art world as a medium and his fir...
06/17/2020

FUN FACT: 🎨🖌 📐⁣
Nathan Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO® brick into the art world as a medium and his first pieces created as early as 2002.⁣

Join us TOMORROW at noon on IG Live at @californiasciencecenter as we interview Nathan Sawaya, the award-winning artist behind our special exhibition #TheArtoftheBrick! 🎨 ⁣

#GetReady #InstagramLive #MeettheArtist #ScienceBeyondtheCenter

06/17/2020
Species Survival Plans

The California Science Center is proud to be a part of many species survival plans as an instituion accredited by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums! These plans help to increase population numbers of endangered animals, ensure healthy animals, and help with conservation efforts around the world. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #SpeciesSurvivalPlan #AZA #ZoosSaveSpecies #ClosedButStillCaring

🦈🦈🦈 How do ocean animals smell? Pretty great, actually! Dive in with Science Center aquarists in #MarineSensesMonday and...
06/16/2020

🦈🦈🦈 How do ocean animals smell? Pretty great, actually! Dive in with Science Center aquarists in #MarineSensesMonday and find out how ocean animals sense their watery world. So far, we’ve explored smell, taste, and touch—and sight premieres today! Watch now at bit.ly/beyondthecenter 🐠🐠🐠 ⁣

This video is part of our #ScienceBeyondtheCenter educational series. Explore Science Center exhibits from behind the scenes, take in an amazing view, or learn something new from a scientist or astronaut. Come on in—the science is fine!⁣

#MarineLife #AquaticAnimals #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

Explore Science Center exhibits from behind the scenes, take in an amazing view, or learn something new from a scientist...
06/12/2020

Explore Science Center exhibits from behind the scenes, take in an amazing view, or learn something new from a scientist or astronaut. Come on in—the science is fine!

Experience "Science Beyond the Center" educational series at californiasciencecenter.org/science-beyond-the-center.

The California Science Center remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming ever...
06/12/2020

The California Science Center remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and are developing detailed plans that provide for the safety of our guests and staff. Once a date is confirmed, it will be announced on our website and social media. ⁣

Learn more: californiasciencecenter.org/visit/coronavirus-information⁣
⁣⁣#ScienceLearning ⁣#Education ⁣#CoronavirusInformation #CaliforniaScienceCenter ⁣#HealthandSafety

06/11/2020

🐚 🦑 For today's #StuckatHomeScience activity, come explore our Kelp Forest zone and experience our divers feeding our animals! Accompanying activity is now available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. 🌊 #CaliforniaScienceCenter #Ecosystems #MarineLife #ScienceRules

06/08/2020
Dr. Chuck Chat - Stuck at Home Science

🐚 🦑 Happy #WorldOceanDay! 🌊 Join us as we chat about coral with Dr. Chuck Kopczak, our Curator of Life Sciences. This #StuckatHomeScience activity is available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #Ocean #Ecosystems #CaliforniaScienceCenter #AquaticAnimals

06/05/2020
Moving Perseverance - Stuck at Home Science

🏡 Learn more about Perseverance Mars Rover in today’s #stuckathomescience activity, available now at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #Mars2021 #SpaceRules

06/04/2020
Be an Engineer - Stuck at Home Science

🛰️ Be the next planetary explorer! Get creative in the Engineering Design Process as you build your very own rover with Astronaut John Danny Olivas. This new #StuckatHomeScience acitivity is now available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. 👨‍🚀🚀⁣
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📚 Check out Endeavour's Long Journey by Dr. Olivas, found at most major book retailers! Net proceeds go towards the Space for Everyone Foundation.⁣

#CreativeWorldGallery #CaliforniaScienceCenter #SpaceForEveryone #ThinkLikeAnAstronaut #WeBelieveInAstronauts #ScienceRocks⁣

Tune in tomorrow at 10am and learn how to engineer rovers with Astronaut Danny Olivas! This #StuckatHomeScience activity...
06/03/2020

Tune in tomorrow at 10am and learn how to engineer rovers with Astronaut Danny Olivas! This #StuckatHomeScience activity will be posted at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience 👨‍🚀🚀#CreativeWorldGallery #CaliforniaScienceCenter #SpaceForEveryone #ThinkLikeAnAstronaut #WeBelieveInAstronauts #ScienceRocks

06/03/2020
Military Macaw - Stuck at Home Science

🦜 👁️ Meet our Military Macaw in today's #StuckatHomeScience activity, available now at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. Discover how these beautiful creatures see the world differently from humans. 👁️ 🦜 #CreativeWorld #AnimalsRule #Light #LifeinTechnicolor #Senses

Don’t miss our free #stuckathomescience videos and activity guides released every weekday! Visit bit.ly/stuckathomescien...
06/02/2020

Don’t miss our free #stuckathomescience videos and activity guides released every weekday! Visit bit.ly/stuckathomescience for details! #californiasciencecenter

🛩️ Embrace your inner pilot! Get your very own Flight Jacket, available in our online store. 🛒 Shop online now: https://...
06/02/2020

🛩️ Embrace your inner pilot! Get your very own Flight Jacket, available in our online store. 🛒 Shop online now: https://bit.ly/FlightJackets101⁣

🛩️ FREE shipping on all orders $50 and over now through June 30, 2020. To qualify for free shipping, the order grand total must exceed $50 after any applicable discounts have been applied and before any applicable sales taxes have been applied to the order.

06/02/2020
Waves - Stuck at Home Sciene

💡 Discover how light and sounds travel in waves in this new #StuckatHomeScience activity, available now at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #Waves #CreativeWorld #CaliforniaScienceCenter #ScienceRocks

06/01/2020
SpaceX Crew Dragon chalks up picture-perfect space station docking

"The historic mission marks a major milestone in NASA's push to end the agency's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for carrying astronauts to and from the lab complex, the first piloted launch to orbit by a privately owned and operated spacecraft since the dawn of the space age."👨‍🚀 🚀#NASA #SpaceX #Dragon #SpaceExploration #SpaceAge

The successful docking boosted the lab's crew to five and marked a major milestone for NASA.

🤩 Meet Terrestrial Keeper Alexa ⁣🐐⁣⁣Working with animals has been Alexa's dream since childhood. She loves training anim...
06/01/2020

🤩 Meet Terrestrial Keeper Alexa ⁣🐐⁣

Working with animals has been Alexa's dream since childhood. She loves training animals and providing them with as much choice and control over their own environment. Teaching people about animals and conservation is what gets her motivated to come to work everyday. She loves seeing the look in guests' eyes when they grow to care about an animal they had maybe not thought so fondly before a keeper chat. She have worked here at the California Science Center as a keeper for a year and a half now, after interning/volunteering in multiple places and working at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas.⁣

#closedbutstillcaring #meettheteam #staffspotlight

06/01/2020
Marine Senses Monday - Science Beyond the Center

🦀🦀🦀 Do crabs have teeth? Do sea anemones have taste buds? Do any ocean animals have tongues like ours? ⁣

Tag along with Aquarist Crystal to find out! This is the second video in the Marine Senses Mondays series from the California Science Center, which explores how ocean animals experience their watery world. ⁣

Explore more online at bit.ly/beyondthecenter 🐠🐠🐠 #ScienceBeyondtheCenter #MarineLife #AquaticAnimals #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

06/01/2020
We Are AZA

🐙🐠🐍The CaliforniaScienceCenter is proudly accredited by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums -- the primary accrediting body for zoos & aquariums for 40+ yrs! Watch the video to learn what it means to our staff to be an accredited institution. #ZooandAquariumMonth #aza #associationofzoosandaquariums #closedbutstillcaring #weareAZA

06/01/2020
Chatting with Dr. Perry - Stuck at Home Science

Join Dr. Perry in exploring static electricity in this new #StuckatHomeScience activity. Both video and accompanying activity are available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #StaticElectricity #ScienceRules

05/31/2020
Happy World Parrot Day

🦜🦜Happy #WorldParrotDay! 🦜🦜 Listen to our Senior Keeper Erin talk about these amazing and threatened animals, share what you can do to help, and show off some training with our Military Macaw. ⁣
🎥: Senior Keeper Erin⁣
#CaliforniaScienceCenter #ParrotsRule #LivingCollections #ScienceLearning #ForEveryone

Today, our Military Macaw enjoyed meeting our Giant Sea Bass! This fish is Critically Endangered due to over-fishing. Ho...
05/30/2020

Today, our Military Macaw enjoyed meeting our Giant Sea Bass! This fish is Critically Endangered due to over-fishing. However, their numbers are slowly increasing thanks to efforts by local aquariums like the California Science Center. 🐠🐠 #MakingFriends

Let's try this again! In T-minus 1 hour, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon...
05/30/2020

Let's try this again! In T-minus 1 hour, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Don't miss this historic launch! 🚀👩🏾‍🚀⁣ Watch NOW at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive⁣
📸: @NASA #LaunchAmerica

These future astronauts are ready for lift off and are tuning in today's launch! 🚀👩🏾‍🚀 Share your favorite astronaut pho...
05/30/2020

These future astronauts are ready for lift off and are tuning in today's launch! 🚀👩🏾‍🚀 Share your favorite astronaut photo while tagging us #CaliforniaScienceCenter. #LaunchAmerica #FutureSpaceExplorers #NASA #SpaceX

A new day, a new mission 🚀⁣⁣Tune in today at 12:22 p.m. PDT as NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly Spa...
05/30/2020

A new day, a new mission 🚀⁣

Tune in today at 12:22 p.m. PDT as NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida. They will make history as the first Americans to launch to the International Space Station from American soil in nearly a decade! Watch the launch and all prelaunch activities on NASA TV at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive. 📸: @spacex

#LaunchAmerica ⁣#SpaceX ⁣#NASA ⁣#makinghistory

🔬 🚀 While our doors our closed, the California Science Center team is working to maintain essential operations like on-s...
05/30/2020

🔬 🚀 While our doors our closed, the California Science Center team is working to maintain essential operations like on-site animal care and planning for our future reopening. ⁣

🐠 🐀 We need your support now more than ever to help us serve our community with FREE educational resources and fulfill our mission to inspire science learning in everyone. Make a gift and join our mission at californiasciencecenter.org/support/donate

#CaliforniaScienceCenter #SupportScienceLearning #ForEveryone #ScienceNeverStops #FutureScientists

DID YOU KNOW that the California Science Center is one of the few institutions that house live Giant Kelp (Macrocystis P...
05/29/2020

DID YOU KNOW that the California Science Center is one of the few institutions that house live Giant Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera)? In the right conditions, Giant Kelp can grow up to 2 feet a day! 🌿🌿🌿#CaliforniaScienceCenter #KelpForest

05/29/2020
Dog Evolution - Science Beyond the Center

🐺🐺🐺Scientists have a few ideas about how ancient wolves evolved into dogs. We know that some wolves gained the ability to live near humans without fear, which gave them a better chance to survive. Over time, humans found them useful and began to breed them, leading to the pets we know today. ⁣

This video from our special exhibition #DogsAScienceTail —currently touring the country—explores how modern dogs came to be. 🐕🐕🐕⁣
Explore more science from home at bit.ly/beyondthecenter ⁣

#ScienceBeyondtheCenter #SniffOutheScience #DogsRule

05/29/2020
Perseverance - Stuck at Home Science

🛰️ ☄️ There is a new Mars Rover in town! Learn about NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover in this new #StuckatHomeScience activity, featuring Dr. Sarah Milkovich from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Both video and activity are available at californiasciencecenter.org/stuckathomescience. #CaliforniaScienceCenter #NASA #JPL #MarsRover #SpaceExploration #AirandSpace #ScienceRocks

Our "Stuck at Home Science" program was featured in this The New York Times article! 🤩🚀
05/29/2020
Space Out and Explore the Universe Without Leaving Home

Our "Stuck at Home Science" program was featured in this
The New York Times article! 🤩🚀

If NASA’s new 2020 missions have inspired an interest in science and celestial objects, these apps and sites can open a whole new batch of worlds.

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