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March 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials at the city's Exploratorium science museum are considering building a permanent home. "We are looking for a place that allows us to expand our space and has economic benefits," Exploratorium spokeswoman Leslie Patterson said Tuesday. "We want to own." The 100,000-square-foot Exploratorium -- a mix of hands-on science displays and gadgets visited by half a million people each year -- has been paying rent to the city-owned Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District for 34 years.
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June 23, 2012 | By Marcia Adair, Special to the Los Angeles Times
LONDON - It's the half-term school holiday in London and the Science Museum is crawling with children eager to look at steam engines, airplanes and satellites. This month, just past the steel-wheeled tractors and next door to the space exhibit, there is also music. Universe of Sound, an installation developed by Esa-Pekka Salonenand the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of the London 2012 Festival, the cultural component of the Summer Olympics, uses Gustav Holst's "The Planets," heaps of high-definition video and a couple of Microsoft Kinects to turn the orchestra inside out. Seeing an orchestra play live is often a one-dimensional experience.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
An Apollo 11 astronaut and a doctor specializing in stem cell research have been added to the board of directors of the Discovery Center for Science and Technology. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, joins Dr. Marc Hedrick, founder and chief executive of StemSource Inc., a new biotech company in Thousand Oaks, on the board of the interactive science museum being developed on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
The saga of Caine's Arcade -- the cardboard game palace built by 9-year-old Caine Monroy in his dad's Boyle Heights auto parts store -- is not over yet. Filmmaker Nirvan Mallick, who shot the 11-minute viral video that made Caine a star, would argue that it is just beginning, in fact. On Thursday, Caine and his dad and Mallick sent the entirety of Caine's cardboard arcade in a big rig up to the Exploratorium, a hands-on children's science museum in San Francisco. It arrived at the museum early Friday morning, and on Saturday, Caine himself will arrive to set up and run his games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
After 17 years of planning and less than six months of operation, the county's first natural science museum will fold Sunday because of poor attendance, museum officials announced Wednesday. The Museum of Natural History and Science board of directors voted Tuesday night to shut down the 32,000-square-foot facility. A museum trustee blamed the closing on the sluggish national economy and the Gulf War.
NEWS
January 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A leading science museum has quietly shaken up the universe by suggesting that Pluto is not necessarily a planet but may be just a lump of ice. The suggestion comes from scientists at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, which opened last year at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. There is a model of Jupiter hanging from the ceiling at the center. There are Saturn with its rings, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A science museum proposed for construction on vacant land at Pierce College has received the endorsement of a campuswide committee, college Dean Philip Stein said Tuesday. "A lot of us look at it as a resource for the college," said Stein, a member of the Planning Advisory Committee. "We would try to integrate it into our science curriculum." The museum's promoter, Woodland Hills attorney Nelson E. (Nick) Brestoff, called the committee's endorsement a milestone.
FOOD
October 10, 1985
A festival of Indian exhibits starting Tuesday at the California Museum of Science and Industry will give visitors a treat for the palate as well as the eyes. As part of the activities at the exhibit, visitors may enjoy luncheons prepared by master chefs from the Bombay Palace restaurant in Beverly Hills daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indian Restaurant installed for the exhibit at the museum.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2004 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
The National Academy of Sciences is opening its first museum in Washington, D.C., exploring links between science and everyday life, including such hot topics as global warming, bioengineered crops and identifying criminals through DNA. The 6,000-square-foot Marian Koshland Science Museum, at 6th and E streets Northwest, about three blocks north of the National Mall, is dwarfed by Smithsonian Institution outlets such as the 161,145-square-foot National Air and Space Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The children noticed the dinosaurs were gone. The adults pointed sadly at the packed wooden crates. All the talk was about the final days of the county's first natural science museum. Less than six months after its opening reception, the Museum of Natural History and Science closed its doors for the last time Sunday afternoon to visitors because of financial problems brought on by poor attendance.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Walk the district that Anaheim is trying to revitalize as a downtown "urban village" with honest-to-goodness street life and you'll see the usual suspects: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, on posters in the windows of a low-slung office building that houses the travel and reservations operation for Disneyland, less than two miles away. But turn the corner and you're seized by the austere, curly-bearded, marble visage of the Roman emperor Hadrian, on a poster three stories high.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2004 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
The National Academy of Sciences is opening its first museum in Washington, D.C., exploring links between science and everyday life, including such hot topics as global warming, bioengineered crops and identifying criminals through DNA. The 6,000-square-foot Marian Koshland Science Museum, at 6th and E streets Northwest, about three blocks north of the National Mall, is dwarfed by Smithsonian Institution outlets such as the 161,145-square-foot National Air and Space Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials at the city's Exploratorium science museum are considering building a permanent home. "We are looking for a place that allows us to expand our space and has economic benefits," Exploratorium spokeswoman Leslie Patterson said Tuesday. "We want to own." The 100,000-square-foot Exploratorium -- a mix of hands-on science displays and gadgets visited by half a million people each year -- has been paying rent to the city-owned Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District for 34 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The Annenberg Foundation is giving $25 million for the expansion of the California Science Center, officials at the Exposition Park museum announced Wednesday. The plan includes an adjacent school, now under construction, that will stress science. Wallis Annenberg, vice president of the family foundation started by her late father, publishing executive Walter Annenberg, previously gave $6 million to the museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Former Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury is on a mission. The former prosecutor is searching for a corporation or an individual willing to donate $5 million to put their name on a long-planned science museum in Thousand Oaks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
On any day at the California Science Center, screeching children gather around "Gertie's Guts," an exhibit that shows in excruciating detail the pliability of the human intestine. The sequel: a rot room, dedicated entirely to the decay of animals. Flesh-eating maggots and time-lapse footage of decomposing animals will be part of the dark chamber, which will also feature a model of a rotting log.
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As its name implies, the Museum of Jurassic Technology is an oxymoron--a paradoxical, serious, silly mystery of a place. Solemnly, it serves up displays on a species of bat that can fly through solid objects, a mice-on-toast remedy for bed-wetting and a memory researcher who most likely never existed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Founders of the Ventura County Discovery Center announced establishment of a permanent endowment to help fund the proposed $70-million science museum in Thousand Oaks. The Discovery Center for Science and Technology Education Endowment Fund will be administered by the Ventura County Community Foundation. The facility is planned as a cornerstone of a redevelopment project proposed for Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Interested donors may call 494-4695 for information.
TRAVEL
November 10, 2002
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
An Apollo 11 astronaut and a doctor specializing in stem cell research have been added to the board of directors of the Discovery Center for Science and Technology. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, joins Dr. Marc Hedrick, founder and chief executive of StemSource Inc., a new biotech company in Thousand Oaks, on the board of the interactive science museum being developed on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
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