What You Didn't Know About California Science Center
At the heart of Los Angeles‘ Exposition Park, the California Science Center serves as both a state agency and a museum. It is located near the Natural History Museum Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California.
The California Scientific Center, which bills itself as “the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center,” is a public-private partnership between the state of California and the California Science Center Foundation.
The California Science Center and the California African American Museum are both under the supervision of the California Natural Resources Agency. The California Science Center was established in 1951 as the “California Museum of Science and Industry,” but it was refurbished and renamed as the “California Science Center” in 1998. Every year, the California State Science Fair is hosted by the California Science Center in Sacramento.
The admission price includes entrance to the permanent exhibitions, which include the Space Shuttle Endeavour and other notable planes and spacecraft, as well as to other demonstrations and activities. Tickets for the IMAX movies, the majority of special traveling exhibitions, and unique activities such as a climbing wall, motion simulator, and high-wire bicycle are required in addition to general admission tickets.
Since the first California State Exhibition building, which opened in Exposition Park in Los Angeles in 1912 and served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 to 1910, the museum’s history may be traced back more than a century.
It was designed by state architects William D. Coates, Jr., and N. Ellery to showcase agriculturally-based natural resources and industrial products from across the state, including ranching, fishing, hunting, coal mining, gold mining, oil production, and lumbering. It also featured some of the state’s most popular recreational attractions and attractions from around the world. After World War II, the building also included displays about the state’s science and technology sectors, as well as other attractions.
The American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums have both accredited the Center, which is also a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The museum is also a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, which is run by the Smithsonian Institution.
There are display zones with live animals and aquariums about wildlife and adaptation in different ecosystems throughout the two-story, 45,000-square-foot exhibit, which includes a river, a desert, a polar region of the world, a deep-sea, an ocean, an island, and an urban area, as well as the entire planet Earth.
This article was originally added at Once Over Restoration.