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Oct 06, 2014, 17:57 ET

Delicate Operation Underway for Endeavour

 Millions of people witnessed space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California landmarks and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets...

Sep 23, 2014, 17:45 ET

Explore the Wonders of the Galapagos Islands in a Stunning New 3D Film

The California Science Center invites audiences to an exploration of a paradise unlike any other, with the breathtaking IMAX film, "Galapagos 3D:...

Aug 22, 2014, 21:04 ET

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Disaster Preparedness the Focus at the California Science Center

During a news conference held at the California Science Center, experts shared their perspectives on volcanoes and earthquakes in Southern...

Jun 06, 2014, 18:42 ET
Gala co-chairs Robert S. Carter, Senior Vice President - Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and Anne Shen Smith, past Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Company, preside over the California Science Center's 2014 Discovery Ball program during the gala's Romanesque feast at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's peristyle. (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center)

California Science Center Presents 16th Annual Discovery Ball Amidst the Splendor and Elegance of Pompeii: The Exhibition

On Friday, May, 16, 2014, more than 750 guests attended the California Science Center's 16th Annual Discovery Ball.  As part of the...

May 02, 2014, 18:32 ET
Hal Snyder, Co-Chair, California State Science Fair Board and a Vice President at SoCalGas, and Liz Snyder, Co-Chair, California State Science Fair Board, stand with Project of the Year (Senior Division) winner Shiloh Curtis, and Frank Flores, a Vice President at Northrop Grumman during the 63rd annual California State Science Fair award ceremonies.  (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center...)

2014 California State Science Fair Winners Announced

Winners of the 63rd annual California State Science Fair were announced during ceremonies that took place April 29, 2014 at the California Science...

Apr 30, 2014, 17:41 ET

California Science Center Presents 16th Annual Discovery Ball Amidst the Splendor and Elegance of "Pompeii: The Exhibition"

On Friday, May 16, 2014, California Science Center Discovery Ball guests will experience an ancient city at the height of the Roman Empire as they...

Apr 23, 2014, 18:57 ET

Pompeii: The Exhibition

 On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than...

Apr 16, 2014, 18:31 ET
Blake Bullock, the Director of Business and Advanced Systems Development for Civil Air and Space at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 63rd annual California State Science Fair on April 28, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center ...)

Young Scientists From Around the State Will Compete for Top Honors at the 63rd California State Science Fair

Over 1,000 of the state's top middle and high school students will convene for the final round of competition in the 63rd annual California State...

Apr 09, 2014, 18:54 ET
Christina Smith, a community youth tree maintenance assistant employed by the California Science Center, who works under the guidance of a ValleyCrest crew leader, enjoys her job of maintaining trees that were planted along Endeavour's route. "It feels good to be a part of a team that helps maintain city trees and keeps our community beautiful," says Christina. (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center Foundation)

California Science Center Foundation Plants More than 1,000 Trees to Replace 400 removed for Endeavour Route

The California Science Center Foundation has invested more than $2 million to fulfill its commitment of replacing trees and making green...

Mar 06, 2014, 19:15 ET
THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, will share her career insights and experiences on March 26, 2014 at the California Club. Each year the THE MUSES Woman of the Year Luncheon honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tickets are $135. To RSVP and obtain tickets by March 15, please contact Joyce Cramsie at jcramsie@sbcglobal.net or 626-793-3563. For more information please go to the California Science Center website. (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center Foundation)

THE MUSES Woman of the Year 2014 Luncheon Honors SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell

THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, will share her career insights and experiences on March 26, 2014 at...

Mar 04, 2014, 10:15 ET

Hands-On Science Camp Makes Summer Fun at the California Science Center

The California Science Center's Hands-on Science Camp offers a class for every age and stage to inspire young imaginations, stimulate thinking and...

Feb 19, 2014, 18:33 ET

THE MUSES Woman of the Year 2014 Luncheon Honors SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell

THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell will share her career insights and experiences with moderator Val...

Jan 07, 2014, 14:41 ET

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Shares The Wonders Of The International Space Station

OPENS JANUARY 24, 2014 AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER Destination Station, an exhibit created by NASA showcasing what it's like to live...

Oct 01, 2013, 18:38 ET

California Science Center Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of Endeavour's Arrival

Endeavour Fest takes place October 11 – 13, 2013  The California Science Center is commemorating the one-year anniversary of...

Sep 19, 2013, 14:57 ET

Design Zone Exhibit Explores The Science In Creativity

Opening At The California Science Center September 28, 2013  Design Zone, a highly interactive exhibition, opens at the California Science...

Jun 05, 2013, 19:00 ET

"Fracking: Energy Solution or Environmental Problem?"

The California Science Center's Science Matters, a speaker's program that explores science issues in the forefront of public concern, will present...

Apr 19, 2013, 13:39 ET

2013 California State Science Fair Winners Announced

Students, Parents and Teachers Gather to Hear the Results Winners of the 2013 California State Science Fair were announced during ceremonies...

Apr 01, 2013, 15:30 ET

Young Scientists From Around the State Will Compete for Top Honors at the 62nd California State Science Fair

Fair showcasing student innovation hosted by the California Science Center Nearly 1,000 of the state's top middle and senior high school...

Mar 27, 2013, 10:45 ET

"Medical Marijuana: Helpful or Harmful?"

Science Matters Program Explores the Scientific and Social Impact of Medical Marijuana Presented by the California Science Center The...

Mar 20, 2013, 15:38 ET
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation "Woman of the Year" luncheon will feature a dialogue between two distinguished honorees; Maria Klawe, Ph.D., President of Claremont's Harvey Mudd College and Val Zavala, Anchor of SoCal Connected, KCET on April 13, 2013 at the Wilshire Country Club. Ms. Zavala is Vice President for News and Public Affairs at KCET. As an investigative reporter for the past 25 years, she has covered major issues in politics, education, healthcare and the arts. Her work has won numerous awards including 16 L.A. area Emmys and eight Golden Mikes.  (PRNewsFoto/California Science Center Foundation)

THE MUSES Woman of the Year 2013 Luncheon Features Dialogue between Maria Klawe, Ph.D. and KCET's Val Zavala

 THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation "Woman of the Year" luncheon will feature a dialogue between two distinguished...