CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2013 |
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.
October 7, 2012
Re "Shuttle boosters feeling jettisoned," Oct. 4 I am saddened to hear that Los Angeles is not celebrating the space shuttle Endeavour's journey to the California Science Center on city streets with a parade. If the shuttle's flyover last month wasn't indication enough, this is a major event for the city. Throngs of Southern Californians came together to celebrate human achievement and wonder. This time, however, the public is being asked to stay at home. What a disgrace.
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. http://www.californiasciencecenter.org
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 http://www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling (323) SCIENCE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 |
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.
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2005 |
The suspects who stole a preserved, 13-week-old fetus last month from an exhibit at the California Science Center left behind a taunting note, police said Wednesday. The fetus was part of a traveling display titled "Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies." In the guest book containing comments by viewers of the display, police found a one-line note that read: "Amazing ... Although it'd be better had the 15-19 wk old fetus hadn't been stolen." It was signed "Susan."
February 10, 2005
After Zan Dubin Scott's "Sweetie, Ready to Share That Inner Self?" (Jan. 27) about "Body Worlds" at the California Science Center, I thought I would take a look. While some of what was displayed had educational and scientific value, in particular in showing how bad habits are translated into diseases and ill health, it struck me there was a certain freak show aspect to the exhibition. Many of the flayed and filleted bodies that had been contorted in different positions -- Yoga Woman, Fencer Man, Skateboard Man, Ballerina, etc., had been posed after death to present a certain measure of entertainment value.