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California Science Center – Virtual Tour

California Science Center - Virtual Tour

California Science Center – Virtual Tour

The California Science Center is one of the largest hands-on science centers.

It was founded in 1951 as the “California Museum of Science and Industry,” the Museum was remodeled and renamed in 1998 as the “California Science Center.” 

The California Science Center is located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. 

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Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center

Highlights of the California Science Center

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour
  • Exhibits of Ecosystems featuring zones with live animals and aquariums 
  • Hands-on, creative exhibitions that explore innovation and invention, involving construction, energy, and transportation.
  • Mercury-Redstone 2 capsule which carried the first hominid in space, 1961
  • Gemini 11 capsule, flown in 1966
  • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Command Module from the 1975 mission
  • Space exhibits about the Solar System, space travel and space telescopes
  • Douglas DC-8 jetliner
  • Lockheed F-104D Starfighter
  • McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
  • Engineering prototype for Viking Lander

California Science Center

  • Name:               California Science Center
  • Also:                  California ScienCenter
  • City:                   Los Angeles
  • Country:            United States
  • Established:      1951 as California Museum of Science and Industry
  • Type:                 Science Museum
  • Location:          700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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California Science Center – 360 View

California Science Center – 360 View

California Science Center – 360 View

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
– Isaac Asimov

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Photo Credit: Steven Lek / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Elliottwolf / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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