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Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Learn its history and the vital contributions of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt to the establishment of our national park system in National Parks Adventure 3D narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford.

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For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, National Parks Adventure 3D, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

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WHAT: National Parks Adventure 3D
WHEN: Opens February 12, 2016

WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

CONTACT INFO: (323) 724-3623

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For the first time in Los Angeles—The California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel, featuring over 600 ancient artifacts on display. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.

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Through multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a three-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.

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Interactive exhibits invite guests to experience the science of the Scrolls in a new way. Practice writing in Hebrew and Greek, feel the difference between papyrus and parchment, explore how carbon dating helps scientists determine the age of the Scrolls, and reconstruct a ceramic pot by matching fragments like restorers do.

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Soar high above the ancient city of Jerusalem — a city of many religions and an important crossroads of civilization. After being granted special permission in the region’s strict no-fly zone, filmmakers were able to capture the first-ever large format aerial footage of the Old City and throughout the Holy Land.

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Through breathtaking aerial footage, eye-opening personal stories and remarkable historical perspective, Jerusalem takes viewers inside the heart of the ancient city in ways never seen before. This inspiring film also features exclusive footage that will take you to the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, and much more.

WHAT: Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition
WHEN: Now – September 7, 2015
WHERE: 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

CONTACT INFO: (323) 724-3623

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You and 800 of your closest space friends are invited to a fabulous party under the Space Shuttle Endeavour with costumes, interesting scientists and engineer hosts who are available to talk to you about anything under the sun, a photo booth, and a cosmic link to all the other Yuri’s Night events around the planet that will be going on that same weekend.

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Yuri’s Night  is committed to using space to bring the world together, because they want to give more people access to the magic and wonder of space and because being a part of a community is FUN! 

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Join for an evening of dancing, drinks, glow sticks, costumes, and all things space. You might bump into an astronaut, rocket scientist or Mars rover mission controller at the party… Space-themed, eco-“Mixology” Cocktails, beer and wine will be available for sale from Akasha Restaurant. 

  • Yuri’s Night Supporter Tickets $25: doors open at 9:00 p.m. and the Space Shuttle turns into a pumpkin at Midnight to be sure to get there early to get in as much dancing and mingling under the Shuttle as possible! Come meet Yuri’s Night Ambassador Scientists, Artists and Space Heroes from all around L.A. 
  • VIP Tickets $60: doors open at 8:00 p.m. to give you an extra hour under the Space Shuttle to mingle and connect with Astronauts, Rocket Scientists and local personalities. The VIP event will include a live taping of the Planetary Radio show and a special talk and Q&A with former NASA Astronaut Ron Garan.
    • Ron Garan was on ISS during the 50th anniversary of Yuri’s flight and hosted his own Yuri’s Night celebration in space! Ron came back from space committed to using the Orbital Perspective to make a difference here on Earth. His non-profit, Fragile Oasis was set up to do just that. Come hear about Ron’s amazing adventures and what he is doing to bring space down to Earth. Proceeds from the VIP ticket sales will go to support his work at Fragile Oasis, so thank you for your support!!!

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This could be the last Yuri’s Night  under the Space Shuttle Endeavour so be sure not to miss it! Last year’s event SOLD OUT, so be sure to get your tickets early. 

WHAT: Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party 
WHEN: 
Friday April 11, 2014, VIP Reception 8:00 pm | Main Event 9:00 – 12:00 midnight
WHERE:
The California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

DETAILS:

  • Costumes encouraged 

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Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.

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Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue.

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For over 10 years, Yuri’s Night has celebrated achievements with a global space-themed party that transcends nationality and involves hundreds of events in dozens of countries. In 2011, the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while tens of thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.

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On April 12th, 2013 Yuri’s Night will throw its flagship event under the Space Shuttle Endeavour  at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center – retired after 25 successful missions serving the International Space Station in its global collaboration for the advancement of humans in space.

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In 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin shocked the world when he became the first human to orbit the Earth, landing safely in his Vostok-1 Capsule. The space race was in high gear. Twenty years later to the day in 1981, NASA launched the Space Shuttle program’s first orbital flight. They happened on opposite sides of the space race, but they share a date: April 12th.

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VIP guest list includes featured speaker former ISS astronaut Garrett Reisman, moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, and a Cosmonaut sent to hang with us by Roscosmos. Planetary Radio and SpaceVidCast will be at the event and the Astronaut DJ will spin some epic tunes!

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VIP tickets allow you to join at 8:00 pm for speakers and to rub elbows with VIP guests. Regular tickets let you get there at 9:00 pm and rock the night away with glow sticks, awesome costumes, and more mylar than an interstellar probe! Space is limited (well, not outer space but the pavilion has a capacity limit) and tickets are going fast! To grab your chance at this once in a lifetime event check out the registration.

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WHAT: Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013 | 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: General admission $15 | VIP $50

CONTACT INFO: info@yurisnight.net

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The California Science Center welcomes you to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour! While they are building Endeavour’s permanent home, a new addition to the Science Center called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, Endeavour can be viewed in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion.

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When you come to see Endeavour you will begin your experience in Endeavour: The California Story, a companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built. Following your visit to The California Story, you will be directed to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion to see the space shuttle.

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The California Science Center, named by Forbes.com as the most popular museum destination in Southern California, has received more than 18 million visitors since opening in February 1998. The Science Center provides a rare model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program.

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The Science Center offers permanent and changing exhibits and related educational programming through several galleries spanning more than 400,000 sq. feet.

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World of Life, probes the commonalities of the living world, from the single-celled bacterium to the 100-trillion-celled human being.

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Creative World examines the ways people employ technology to meet their needs for transportation, communication, and structures.

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The SKETCH Foundation Air and Space Gallery combines items owned by the Science Center and a stunning array of items on loan from the Smithsonian Institution to introduce visitors to the aerospace industry and to the exploration of the stars and the planets.

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The Science Center also features a non-profit, educationally focused IMAX Theater with a capacity to create images of exceptional clarity and impact through the use of the largest film frame in the motion picture industry.

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Their seven-story IMAX screen—the largest in Los Angeles—brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe. Over 100 hands-on exhibits in their FREE EXHIBIT HALLS make science concepts easy to grasp and fun to explore for the whole family. Experience an IMAX movie and get the big picture! 

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The Science Center’s 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.”

WHAT: The Space Shuttle Endeavour
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037
WHEN: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

CONTACT INFO: (323) 724-3623 or 4info@cscmail.org

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The west coast premiere of Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, featuring the largest collection of its kind ever assembled, was a historic and enlightening exhibit. More than 150 priceless artifacts illuminating the life of Cleopatra VII, one of the most provocative and powerful women in history, including colossal statues, jewelry, coins, and handwritten notes from her lost palace in Alexandria are on display at the California Science Center.

The story of her life and time unfolds in a dramatic setting with high definition multimedia and original soundscapes, including a complimentary audio tour, provided to you, making the exhibition a rich, multisensory experience. A 4-minute movie opens the exhibition. You are introduced to the parallel stories of Dr. Zahi Hawass and Franck Goddio, who are leading searches for Cleopatra VII from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea.

As soon as the movie ends, you encounter a statue of a Ptolemaic queen, perhaps Cleopatra. You also begin your audio tour, provided to you as part of the exhibition experience and narrated by the “voice of Cleopatra,” who leads you through her life and times.

In this gallery, you are transported to the site of the ruins of ancient Alexandria, lost beneath the sea centuries ago. Here, Franck Goddio is leading an underwater excavation to recover artifacts from Cleopatra’s empire. Beneath the walkway, you can see amphora from the 5th Century B.C. along with other artifacts.

Cleopatra immerses you in the experience of two present-day searches, on both land and sea, for the elusive queen. The most dominant artifacts in this gallery space are two 16-foot tall colossal figures of a Ptolemaic king and queen from the Temple of Amon at Heracleion.

The artifacts weigh in at about 30 tons in total.

Upon exiting, you gaze upon a larger-than-life headless sculpture of a female body, dressed as the goddess Isis that represents a queen from the Ptolemaic period.

To enhance the your experience during the run of Cleopatra, the Science Center IMAX Theater will be featuring Mysteries of Egypt. The National Geographic film transports you to a distant time and place with spectacular imagery and a compelling story.

Beginning May 23, Mysteries of Egypt will show daily at 10:30 am, 1:30 and 3:30 pm, with additional shows Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm. Combo tickets for the exhibition and Mysteries of Egypt or any IMAX film are available.

The final gallery is devoted to images of Cleopatra through the years in art and popular culture. Artists have tried to capture the essence of Cleopatra in a multitude of art forms throughout history, from paintings to films. But so far, the real last queen of Egypt has eluded everyone.

WHAT: Cleopatra Exhibition
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037
WHEN: May 23 – December 31, 2012 | 10 am – 5 pm

CONTACT INFO: (232) 724-3623

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The timeless legend of Cleopatra has captivated the world for centuries. She has been immortalized by Renaissance artists, had numerous plays and books written about her and in modern times has been glamorized on the silver screen. Yet we only know a fragment of her real story. Now, for the first time ever, the real story of Egypt‘s most famous queen comes to life. Visit the California Science Center for an up close and personal history lesson and learn about the woman who ruled the men who ruled the world.

Cleopatra became the queen of Egypt in 51 B.C. At the tender age of seventeen she was thrust into power over a country on the verge of crumbling under the mighty Roman Empire. She charmed and seduced two of ancient Rome’s most powerful leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and bore children with both of them. Then, barely two decades after coming to power she took her own life. Still, the full story of Cleopatra’s enigmatic life has yet to be solved. Who was Cleopatra? What, and whom, did she hold dear? Was she truly an exotic beauty? In Cleopatra: The Exhibition, we are now one step closer to unraveling her story.

Come discover more than 150 priceless Egyptian artifacts that had been swallowed by the sand and sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis nearly 2,000 years ago. This dramatically staged 13,000-square-foot exhibit features the largest collection of Cleopatra-are artifacts ever assembled in the U.S. Unearthed by two of the world’s leading archaeologists Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass, the exhibition features colossal statues, jewelry, and coins from Cleopatra’s lost palace in Alexandria, and reveals the excavation process involved in recovering these hidden treasures. Walk among towering monuments and glittering jewels that may have been part of the queen’s daily life. Learn how these Egyptian relics reveal mysteries of this past era. A complimentary audio tour, told in her voice, provides compelling insights into Cleopatra’s time.

Enhance your Egyptian experience by seeing Mysteries of Egypt on the seven-story IMAX screen—the largest in Los Angeles. Explore a fascinating empire that began some 5,000 years ago with native Egyptian and legendary actor Omar Sharif. Soar over the great pyramids of Giza, rush over the Nile, cross the deathly quiet Valley of the Kings, and descend into the shadowy chambers of the sacred tomb of King Tutankhamun. Watch as ancient Egypt comes to life on our IMAX screen.

Immerse yourself in this amazing world that has been shrouded by layers of history, and join in the never ending search to unlock the myth of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.

WHAT: Cleopatra Exhibition
WHEN: May 23 – December 31, 2012 | 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

CONTACT INFO: (232) 724-3623

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