‘Things to do in LA this Summer’: California Science Center
This is the second post to my Summer series on the blog. You can read the first one here.
For this post, I decided to head over to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. I was very much looking forward to checking out their new Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit as well as visit the Science Center since the last time I went, I was still in grade school. Because of that, I thought this would be a great addition to this series of posts.
We first started with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition and later made our way around to the Endeavour space shuttle.
Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit
Besides being immersed in so much history, artifacts and scroll fragments, I was also fascinated by their replica of the Western Wall. Not because of the actual replica itself but more so about what they will be doing with it. During my visit, I was informed that people can write their wishes and desires on small pieces of papers and insert them in the crevices of their wall just like visitors to the real Western Wall do. Every night, the Center picks them up and stores them. Once the exhibit ends in September, all of the papers they have picked up and saved up until then will be sent to Jerusalem to the real Western Wall where it will go through their usual process of being burned and prayed for. Pretty cool, right? Yes, I took advantage and left my own little piece of paper there.
The Dead Sea Scrolls is an exhibit that I loved because of all the history it encompasses. I love museums because of the learning experience they provide. I love learning, especially when it comes to history which is why this exhibit was just great! The exhibit runs at the California Science Center until September 7, 2015 and they (as well as I) strongly recommend buying your tickets online beforehand because they have been selling out fast. This past Saturday was sold out as well. Once there and even with your tickets in hand, you will still have to get in line because there are a lot of people waiting to get in. Your ticket to the exhibit also entitles you the entrance to the Endeavour space shuttle exhibit so take advantage!
There is also a Jerusalem 3D IMAX movie they’re showing but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch it due to time restraint but I hope to be back to check it out! Visiting Jerusalem is on my bucket list, but for now, this exhibit and movie will do.
After the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit we made our way through the Center and headed to check out the Endeavour space shuttle!
Endeavour space shuttle exhibit
The space shuttle is huge (obviously)!!! It looks so pretty in that hangar where it is housed in. I actually Periscoped (@beckyboricua) live and had people from Ireland, Brazil and London tuned in and they found it fascinating! It was kind of surreal to be standing there next to something that had been in space several times; I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
The Center is definitely a great place to check out and spend the whole day there because there is so much to do. Between the exhibitions and the IMAX movies you’re sure to have a great day. Hopefully this post encourages you to visit it this Summer!
-The general admission to the Center is free but there is a charge for the IMAX movies and some of the exhibitions such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.-
Hope you guys enjoyed the second post to this series. Stay tuned for a few more!
*Thank you to the California Science Center for providing us with media passes to enjoy the exhibitions.*