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Heritage Square Museum has a lot to offer during the summer! Saturday, June 27 and July 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be an open gardening day in their Ford Kitchen Garden. Stop by to help them weed, plant, and prepare their garden. Tools will be provided. Please remember to dress appropriately for working in a garden. Long sleeves, a hat, and closed toed shoes are recommended.

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Victor Ian Elan will once again be hosting his Soirees Mystique in the Perry Mansion on July 11 with one show at 7:00 pm and the second at 9:00 pm. Tickets for the two shows can be purchased here. Museum members receive a discount on the ticket prices. Please call the museum offices at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223 for the discount code.

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Mark you calendars because their Silent & Classic Movie Nights are coming Saturday, August 15 and 22 at 7:30 pm. Join as they project films onto the side of their boxcar. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic to enjoy a movie under the stars. Admission is free for members and $10 for the general public. Films TBA.

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Volunteers are a huge part of Heritage Square and they can always use more. Becoming a volunteer is one of the most important ways you can support the museum. In particular this session, they are looking for people who are interested in becoming tour guides. Their volunteer training process is a five session course held on Saturday mornings from August 1 to August 29 beginning at 10:00 am. The course will teach you everything you need to know to begin introducing guests to the museum and our structures.

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WHAT: Summer At Heritage Square Museum
WHEN: Summer moths 
WHERE: 3800 Homer Street | Los Angeles, CA 90031

CONTACT: (323) 225-2700 | info@heritgesquare.org

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More than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants take up residence every summer at the Natural History Museum‘s living habitat, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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The Butterfly Pavilion showcases hundreds of butterflies and the plants that surround them, an interaction that has been refined over the course of millions of years. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults. Various butterflies are present at different points during the season and the plants will grow and change. This means that each visit to the Butterfly Pavilion throughout the summer can be a different experience!

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WHAT: Butterfly Pavilion
WHEN: April 12 through September 7, 2015
WHERE: 900 Exposition Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS: 

CONTACT: (213) 763-3466

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What is Obscura Day? It’s more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day, and all designed to celebrate the world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places. Access to this private collection of rare and restored vintage pinball machines usually requires an invite, but we’ve got your ticket in. Don’t worry, you won’t need a password, a special knock or a secret handshake to get through the door – Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein has made special arrangements for an OBSCURA DAY pinball party just for the Los Angeles Obscura Society.

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In an undisclosed location in Pasadena, Thumperdome is open only to those on the owner’s personal mailing list. Now we will get the chance to flip and bump our way to Pinball Wizard stardom on his vintage machines – some decades old, and many of which have been salvaged from bars, arcades, and even the trash. Pinball machines have been restored onsite and brought back to their former glory for players of all ages to experience again, or for the first time. We’ll chat with Thumperdome’s owner about the history and design of a few of his machines, and we’ll find out what goes into repairing them. We may even see some restoration work in progress!

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Whether you’re a serious gamer, a lover of kitsch, or an old soul, here’s your chance to strike points, earn extra balls, hit the jackpot, and learn about a fiercely competitive hobby that has achieved cult status. And you won’t need a pocketful of quarters to do it.

WHAT: Obscura Day 2015: Private Tour And Play At The Pacific Pinball Museum
WHEN: May 30, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Pasadena, CA 91104  

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $20 

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Beautiful period costumes and vintage gowns take center stage during this annual Vintage Fashion and Tea extravaganza. After the show, visitors partake in an afternoon buffet tea, shop in our Museum Store, enjoy our vendors, and more.

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Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California during its first 100 years of statehood.The eight historic structures located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era, were saved from demolition and serve as a perfect background to educate the public about the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the close of the 19th Century into the early decades of the 20th Century.

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WHAT: Heritage Square Museum Vintage Fashion And Tea
WHEN: April 11, 2015 | 11:00 am 
WHERE: 3800 Homer Street | Los Angeles, CA 90031

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets are $30 per Adult and $15 per child ages 6-10 and must be purchased in advance by calling the museum offices
  • Museum members receive a 25% discount

CONTACT INFO: (323) 225-2700

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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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Today, scientists make a career out of asking big questions about our world. They research and hypothesize, design experiments to prove or demolish assumptions, and argue their point of view — and they do it with a disciplined rigor. But there are also great scientists like Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Henry David Thoreau who approached science not as a job but a hobby, as they pursued understanding of how the world works. Attend First Fridays at the National History Museum to learn more and enjoy science by night!

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Today, with technology, social media, crowdsourcing and the resurgence of the DIY movement, a general public of science enthusiasts — anybody with a passion for adventure and inquiry — can participate in the journey of discovery.

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What would happen if science was our common language and part of our everyday vocabulary? Instead of a select few, what could a thousand pairs of eyes add to the discovery of a new comet? How could hundreds of people across the country help paint a clearer picture of species diversity?  With the rise of the “citizens” and the “scientists” working collaboratively, we can revolutionize and redefine scientific exploration. Join the National History Museum this season as they hear from the makers, doers and dreamers who are creating tomorrow’s scientific community today.

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Each discussion forum will be moderated by Michael W. Quick, Ph.D. (Department of Biological Sciences, Executive Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Southern California)

WHAT: First Fridays At The Natural History Museum
WHEN: First Fridays of the month
WHERE: 900 Exposition Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets:
    • Nonmembers $18 (February through May) and $25 (June) | Members FREE (limited tickets available)
  • Dates:
    • February 6, 2015 – Sold Out. Additional tickets may be released at the door at 7:00 pm
    • March 6, 2015 – Tickets on sale now
    • April 10, 2015
    • May 1, 2015
    • June 5, 2015
    • Nonmembers: $18 (February through May), $25 (June)
      Members: FREE (limited tickets available)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 763-3466

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and final resting place of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. Located in Yorba Linda, California, the library is one of 13 administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). From its original dedication in 1990 until becoming a federal facility on July 11, 2007, the library and museum was operated by the private Richard Nixon Foundation and was known as the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. The 9-acre (3.6 ha) campus incorporates the Richard Nixon Birthplace, a National Historic Landmark where Nixon was born in 1913 and spent his childhood.

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The museum, housed in a 52,000-square-foot (4,800 m2) building, offers a narrative of Nixon’s life and career. Behind the museum is the birthplace, which was constructed by Nixon’s father using a homebuilding kit, and restored to appear as it was in the 1910s.

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President Nixon and Pat Nixon are buried on the grounds, just a few feet from the birthplace.

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There is an extensive collection of memorabilia, artifacts, formal clothing, and photographs of the Nixons and their children. This collection includes an assortment of bronze figures of world leaders who had important relations with Nixon as president or during his service as vice president under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961. The President’s VH-3A “Sea King”helicopter is on permanent display.

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The archives, which opened in March 1994, house approximately 46 million pages of official White House records from the Nixon Administration. The Nixon Library now holds all of President Nixon’s presidential as well as his pre- and post-presidential papers.

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WHAT: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library And Museum
WHEN: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Saturday – Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard | Yorba Linda, CA 92886

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: Free – $11.95

CONTACT INFO: (714) 993-5075 | nixon@nara.gov

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