This winter NHM’s Gem and Mineral Vault will be home to four of nature’s rarest colorful diamond masterpieces. Discover the amazing properties of colored gemstones, the science behind natural colored diamonds, and how the interplay of light and chemistry gives diamonds color.
The science behind the diamonds is as mesmerizing as they are!
Diamonds: Rare Brilliance is free with your General Admission ticket
Our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion offers a truly unique experience. Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider’s web.
Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and join us at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. We will explore the far reaches of the world, seeking out some of nature’s most amazing animals. Instead of working on sight words, you will have animal sightings; instead of reading comprehension you will help others comprehend your discoveries by sharing stories about what you saw and did. Students in kindergarten through sixth grades, join us for Safari Days here at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Bricks!
This fall, we’ll bring you an exhibition 5,000 years in the making. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they considered a part of sacred ritual or an act of rebellion? A sign of belonging or expression of individuality? In the special exhibit Tattoo, you’ll explore the history, technique, motivation, and sheer artistic genius that are connected to one another by ink.
Aprons on, scientists! You’ll head into the world of the classic holiday dessert and find out how science plays a crucial role in the kitchen. Our favorite goodies don’t come together magically though. We use heat, math, engineering and other important components in order to bake and create the confections everyone loves. Build a candy car out of holiday treats and then compete, sweet-to-sweet in the Gingerbread Derby, Santa Claus will make special appearances, and other fa, la, la activities are on the schedule.
Join the Competition – Submit entries Nov. 18th – Dec. 3rd
Join in on the annual Science of Gingerbread competition by designing and building your very own delectable creation for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Plus, all entries will receive four admission tickets to the exclusive awards party on December 8th. Anyone can enter and family participation is encouraged. Local schools, families, and businesses compete in this annual event, so stop by and view your friends’ and colleagues’ creations. Click below for the entry form and rules and regulations.
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb–60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now.
In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality. Examine exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial. Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, and how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition!
This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea as Discovery Cube presents a DINO SUMMER! Walk among huge animatronic dinosaurs, become a paleontologist and excavate fossils, join in on the “Discovering Dinosaurs” stage show or experience one of our Dinosaur themed summer camps. All of this and more this summer at Discovery Cube.