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LEGOLAND California Resort has a lot that’s new to make your visit the most memorable ever. The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, including the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Expansion and the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park with fun slides and a lazy river where you can build your own LEGO themed raft. At Sea Life Aquarium, you’ll find undersea creatures like sea stars, sharks, and stingrays, along with interactive discovery zones. And their newest exhibit, Claws is a real grabber, showcasing crabs and other crustaceans in an up-close encounter.


Dino Island

Just inside the entrance to the Park, you can’t miss the bright red welcoming dinosaur, Bronte, standing nine feet tall and 34 feet long from his nose to the tip of his tail, made completely from LEGO bricks! In Dino Island, explorers can dig for fossils, soar on a junior roller coaster, climb inside “Megga-Egga-Saurus” or lie inside a life-sized dinosaur footprint to get an idea of the size of these amazing animals.


Duplo Village

Venture into the wilds of Africa in Duplo Village and see life-sized giraffes, zebras, lions, and more – all made of LEGO bricks. Or, become a resident of Playtown for the day. This fun play area is geared towards the younger guests complete with fun buildings, slides, activities, and much more!


Fun Town

If you are looking for fun, you’ve come to the right town! All adults remember longing to be BIG when they were kids. Fun Town is the perfect place for youngsters to live out that dream in a scaled-down town created just for them.


Pirate Shores

Avast ye maties, landlubbers, and scallywags! Come aboard for an incredible, swashbuckling adventure. Guaranteed to shiver yer timbers, Pirate Shores includes water attractions with captivating high-seas adventures that will thrill buccaneers of all ages.


Castle Hill

Castle Hill creates the illusion of a romantic time in history when kings and queens reigned supreme, and knights rescued damsels in distress.

Legoland CA Castle

Land of Adventure

Transporting you into 1920s Egypt, Land of Adventure is comprised of four attractions including their first-ever dark ride, Lost Kingdom Adventure. Adjacent to the hidden ruins, a different adventure awaits with other attractions, including Cargo Ace, Beetle Bounce, and Pharaoh’s Revenge.



The ultimate LEGO shopping experience! Located just beyond the park’s main entrance, this retail extravaganza is the largest shop at LEGOLAND. Not only does it offer the largest selection of LEGO toy sets under one roof, including exclusives and hard to find items, but guests can also find a variety of LEGOLAND souvenirs including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and much more!



Having fed your imagination why not treat yourself to a mouth-watering meal in one of their great restaurants. You will find all the time-honored children’s favorites, from pasta or pizza to burgers, as well as meals to suit the whole family.


Star Wars Miniland Expansion

The new and expanded LEGO Star Wars Miniland includes new LEGO models in each scene as well as a never-before-seen LEGO Star Wars Gallery. In the Naboo area, discover an “underwater” scene featuring an Opee Sea Killer as it pursues Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Jar Jar Binks. Other new LEGO models include a Sandcrawler in the Tatooine scene; Rebels caught in a net trap set by Ewoks in Endor; and a new Crystal Tower in Christophsis.


Water Park

LEGOLAND features the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park. The centerpiece is a 45-foot-tall tower designed to immerse children in the creative world of LEGO. The park also features more than 20 LEGO models including giant LEGO friends who splash or spray water on guests, two sandy beach wading areas, retail shops, and snack carts.

Sea Life Aquarium

More than a standard Aquarium, Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium provides an educational and interactive dynamic unlike any other. The experience incorporates LEGO models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean, presenting the wonders of the underwater world to them in a way specially designed for their understanding. Featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails, Sea Life is designed to be a child’s guide to the life of the sea.


Sea Life introduces its newest interactive exhibit, Claws. With five new displays, Claws features two Japanese spider crabs, which can grow to 13-feet across, and coconut crabs, named for their ability to crack open coconuts with the power of their claws. The new exhibit also includes hands-on activities demonstrating some of the incredible abilities belonging to these creatures.



Treat your family to the ultimate LEGO experience – a day at the resort and a night at the all-new LEGOLAND Hotel! From the moment you arrive at the spectacular dragon-guarded entrance, you’ll be delighted by interactive LEGO features, themed play areas, family pool, and kid’s entertainment!

All 250 guest rooms are themed, so your family can choose from one of three popular LEGO lines – Pirate, Kingdom, or Adventure. Rooms include two separate sleeping areas, with a queen-size bed for grown-ups, and a separate area for up to three little ones, complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed, and their very own TV! As a special privilege, LEGOLAND Hotel guests will get entry to select LEGOLAND rides and attractions before the Park officially opens. Please see the Hotel concierge for details.


WHAT: Legoland California Resort 
Open 5 days a week, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but is open daily during specific holiday periods and Sea Life Aquarium open daily
1 Legoland Drive | Carlsbad, CA 92008

DETAILS: Ticket pricing and information click here

CONTACT INFO: (760) 918-5346

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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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