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May 26, 2011
The first major production filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia, "Arabia 3D" explores the extraordinary 2,000-year history of Arabia through the eyes of three contemporary citizens. The film features a mix of scenes from modern-day Arabian life and historical re-creations and is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren. California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive. Fri.-June 30. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. $8.25.
July 1, 2010
'Mummies of the World' Where: California Science Center in Exposition Park, two blocks west of the Harbor Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 28 Price: Adults $19.50, teens and seniors $16.50, children 4-12 $12.50, children younger than 3 free (Discounts for museum members) Info: Advance reservations highly recommended; can be made online at or by calling (323) SCIENCE
March 13, 2003
In response to your article "March Right In," (March 6): The California Science Center in Exposition Park is free every day and has been since it opened in 1998. More than 7 million visitors have enjoyed the Science Center free of charge and we pride ourselves on remaining accessible to all, regardless of their budget. Jeffrey N. Rudolph Los Angeles Rudolph is president and chief executive of California Science Center. Your readers might like to know that the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History's very popular free admission policy has been in place since October.
March 4, 2004 | Duane Noriyuki
Everybody wants to celebrate Dr. Seuss. The Seussentennial Imagination Tour, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Dr. Seuss creator Ted Geisel's birth, arrives in the Los Angeles area this weekend. Five local performances by the New York-based Irondale Ensemble Project -- at the Children's Museum at La Habra, Pasadena Public Library and California Science Center -- are sold out. And it's no wonder, says Jim Niesen, Irondale's artistic director.
October 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
The space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center nearly one year ago, and the Exposition Park museum is throwing its crown jewel quite the anniversary party. Saturday marks the second day of "Endeavour Fest," a three-day event featuring astronaut presentations, film screenings and other displays related to science and engineering. The museum will also have on display the SpaceX Dragon -- the first commercial spacecraft to make a successful delivery to the International Space Station -- and the capsule and pressurized suit Felix Baumgartner used when making his recent record-breaking leap from the stratosphere.
September 18, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
The California Science Center received final approval Monday to chop down 265 trees to make room for the space shuttle Endeavour as it rolls through the streets of Los Angeles. To garner residents' support, the center sweetened the deal at the last minute and agreed to replant four times as many trees, repair additional sidewalks, and offer scholarships and job training. "While we sincerely regret the loss of many majestic trees which have aided this community for decades, what we accomplished through this agreement is a greener South L.A. for the health of our community, as well as educational opportunities at the Science Center for generations to come," said a statement released through the Neighborhood Council groups' attorney, Gideon Kracov.
October 10, 2013 | Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Tens of thousands of spectators crowded sidewalks and rooftops last October as the space shuttle Endeavour crawled across the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood, an overwhelming welcome home for the retired spacecraft. Two weeks later, when the California Science Center opened the shuttle to public view, attendance at the Exposition Park museum surged. In just a few months, more than 1 million people visited the Science Center, which had averaged roughly 1.6 million visitors per year prior to the shuttle's arrival.
June 5, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The California Science Center board of directors put off a vote Wednesday that could have surrendered museum parking to USC in a deal to give the keys of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to the private university. Board members conceded they have heard the outcry from museum supporters who were angry the deal could take away parking, as well as its revenues, from the California Science Center and California African-American Museum. “We're going to go back to the drawing board,” said the board's chairwoman, Fabian Wesson.
June 29, 2013
Up until Wednesday - when The Times last published letters on the deal giving USC control over the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the next 98 years - almost all the readers who had sent us missives on the topic weren't happy with the arrangement. They decried the fact that the Coliseum Commission negotiated the deal in secret, that nearby properties such as the California Science Center might suffer, and that a private university stood to benefit financially with a public resource.
December 21, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Nelle Becker Slaton, a longtime educator and co-founder of groups promoting science education for minority students and advanced degrees for African Americans, died of natural causes Dec. 1 at her Los Angeles home. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her daughter, Shell Amega. Slaton, who taught elementary school in Los Angeles for 35 years, founded Community Science Workshops Inc. in 1961 with her chemist husband, William. The program began in their living room and eventually served 200 students a year in small classes that provided hands-on lessons in physics, rocketry, chemistry, electronics and other subjects.
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