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By Nicole Cormier

(Credit, Jengod via Wikimedia Commons)

(Credit, Jengod via Wikimedia Commons)

The affinity that children have for science is real, but encouraging and supporting that interest is important in order for it to flourish. The California Science Center understands this passion and caters to the process of learning and discovering through many exhibits, on-site education and even a teacher’s learning center to keep the knowledge moving.

The permanent exhibitions at the center include World of Life, a journey through the evolution of life; Creative World, examines technology and how humans have used it to make life easier; and the most recent inclusion Space Shuttle Endeavor, which houses the actual spacecraft. There are many other permanent and rotating exhibits to make each visit to the California Science Center a new and fun-filled experience. The gift shop at the museum is not typical, in fact, it’s called ExploraStore with good reason. The kids will love to see what kind of fun (and educational) toys they will encounter.

The California Science Center is free to attend (excluding IMAX and other special programs), but be prepared to pay and look for parking. Its convenient location in Exposition Park makes for easy access to many attractions, but can cause for parking battles on game days due to the proximity to the Coliseum. Plan your visit around games to ensure easier parking. When you drive to Exposition Park, take a vehicle that will hold the whole family comfortably while still boasting excellent performance, like a 2014 E250 BlueTEC Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. Learning is fun for the whole family, but getting there safely and with style is more than just science.

Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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