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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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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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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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