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Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour
"This tour specializes in giving in depth private experiences through the famous city of Los Angeles. We pick you up tour you around and return you back. The tours are completely private meaning the tour will consist of you your family & friends and our driver. You choose the destinations that you would like to go to and we see what you want to see. We provide outlined tours. However if you are more hands on we also happy to customize at your leisure.Some sites visited include:Hollywood Blvd      (Walk of Fame Chinese Theatre
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Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour
"After getting picked up at your hotel sit back and relax in the comfortable car as your guide and driver explains the history and culture of Los Angeles on this private 8-hour tour. The day is fully customizable so be sure to tell the driver-guide your interests. If not be prepared to see the best of LA including all its stunning sites and legendary landmarks. Marvel at the view from the Griffith Park Observatory. Do some gawking at the stars' homes in Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Shop like a celebrity on achingly posh Rodeo Drive. Stroll the Walk of Fame"""Traverse the City of Angels in style on this fully-customizable 8-hour guided tour. Get chauffeured around Los Angeles while learning about the history of this sprawled out city. Tailor the tour to your liking and interests or let the guide choose the be
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Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour
"This tour specializes in giving in depth private experiences through the famous city of Los Angeles. We pick you up tour you around and return you back. The tours are completely private meaning the tour will consist of you your family & friends and our driver. You choose the destinations that you would like to go to and we see what you want to see. We provide outlined tours. However if you are more hands on we also happy to customize at your leisure.Some sites visited include:Hollywood Blvd      (Walk of Fame Chinese Theatre
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California Science Center

This is one of the coolest places to visit. The California Science Center is constantly holding special exhibits and IMAX movies all the time. The Body Worlds 3 Exhibit in 2008 was amazing. I went to the Body Worlds 2 Exhibit years ago and that was just awesome! The Science Center recently acquired one of the Space Shuttles. I haven't seen it yet mainly because there is quite the line to check it out. Prices vary for entrance depending on what you want to see. You should schedule your visit. An additional $3 per ticket for phone orders and $2 per ticket for online orders. I highly recommend the audio tour for an additional $5 - it is worth it! Parking at the Science Center is accessible from Figueroa.

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GracesTrips
Sep 20, 2015

Go Where Mad Science is, "like, Totally Dropped*"!

Forgive my occasional and intentional lingo here...

* to drop mad science- to teach, done especially in a stylish way or in a kind of matter of fact manner.

South of downtown L.A. has some appeal- one such place that's, like, really cool, is at the California Science Center. This is a place of learning and having fun all kids- the wee ones and adult-sized. Best thing here: FREE admission to permanent exhibits and other inexpensive attractions.

Several have been through the center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion doors to get a glimpse of legendary retired space shuttle, Endeavour. The center also hosted the highly attended Body Worlds exhibits 1 & 2 (2004/05)

Ok, to "keep it real", the center is in a so-so area of Los Angeles. Going south of the center, one will see the the less glamorous part of the city. I mean, it is the ghetto, but the center is safe enough for a visit indeed! This is very much a family-oriented locale but adults will also enjoy themselves here. Dare I say, even a place to meet for a date- and not just for science geeks !

Notes:
Open 10 AM- 5PM* *Hours may slightly change.

Come here especially during lesser crowded weekday afternoons or on the weekend. Weekday morning are quite busy with school chilldren groups.

Especially for a local, make an effort to use public transit here. There is a rail line stop dedicated to Exposition Park and it is a short walk away from the center's entrance. Leave the car at home or find a free/cheap parking spot. Otherwise, Expo parking is about $10.

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marinarena
Apr 02, 2013

California Science Center: not just for kids

The best thing about the California Science Center is that their exhibits are very interactive which makes things even more interesting you'd never think science is boring! There's a lot of hands-on activities which are really cool and can make even you old fuddy duddy you stop, take a look, and want to find out more.

Most of the permanent exhibits are free but some attractions like the high wire bicycle have a minimal fee. There is also an admission price for the IMAX Theater. I strongly suggest you try the high wire bicycle! Man oh man it was sooo cool! Scary at first but oh soo cool!

The California Science Center is open daily from 10am to 5pm except for Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving. Best time to visit is on a weekday afternoon for less people.

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uysijessa
Feb 21, 2008

California Science Center

When you enter the California Science Center, you'll step inside Science Court, a fun-filled space that features science demonstrations, special exhibits and even a bike you can ride across a cable three stories above the ground! Science Court is made up of three special areas: Edgerton Court on the first floor, Disney Science Court on the second floor, and Mark Taper Sky Court, located on the third floor.

Some of the special attractions in Science Court include the High Wire Bicycle, Motion-Based Simulator and the Cave Climb. Another feature is the Hypar, a five-story moving sculpture designed by artist Chuck Hoberman. Science Court also offers special exhibits and programs that change often.

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Oct 04, 2005
 
 
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IMAX

A seven-story IMAX screen the largest in Los Angeles brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe.

IMAX Facts
IMAX, which stands for maximum image, is a motion picture system invented and developed by the Toronto-based IMAX Corporation. Here are a few facts about this exciting film format:

IMAX movie screens are designed to make viewers a part of the action with movie screens that extend beyond the peripheral vision for a full view of images. The razor-sharp images and six-channel surround sound systems also help immerse the viewer in the films.
The theater's six-channel digital sound system is designed in a surround sound pattern so that every moviegoer can hear even the smallest sound effect. A network of 44 speakers bathes every seat in 12,000 watts of sound.

IMAX uses the largest film frame in the motion picture industry - 10 times larger than Hollywood's standard 35-mm film format and 3 times bigger than the standard 70-mm frame. The larger film frame creates images of unsurpassed clarity and impact.

Key to the IMAX projection system's performance, reliability, extraordinary sharpness and clarity is the sheer size of the screen, combined with the unique "rolling loop" film movement, which advances the film horizontally in a smooth, wave-like motion. During projection, each film frame is positioned on fixed registration pins, while the film is held firmly against the back of the lens by a vacuum. As a result, the picture and focus steadiness exceed normal standards.

For 3D performances, audiences wear polarized, lightweight glasses with large lenses, providing extra wide viewing of the screen. The glasses, combined with the giant screen, bring images closer to the audience than any other 3D format developed to date.
Offers hearing assistance system for the hearing impaired. Visitors have the movie's narration amplified by wearing wireless headsets connected to pocket transmitters.

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Oct 04, 2005

Califonia Science Center

Another great museum at exposition park. This is brand new and dedicated to science with exhibits on physics, astronomy and biology. They have frequent temporary exhibits such as Body and Dinosaurs.

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Getting to California Science Center

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700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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