Camera crew at the Endeavour Pavilion Opening
© Leroy Hamilton

Press Room

Below is information on our current exhibits and films as well as several news flashes, which tell of exciting new developments.

Visit here to read our press releases and press kits.

Newsmakers at the Science Center

opening day for Space Shuttle Endeavour
Bill Ingalls

Endeavour Exhibition Opening Day

Mission 26

The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s enduring mission to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators, is well underway! You can read the exhibit description for the Endeavour Exhibition.

  • Dogs! A Science Tail

    Dogs! A Science Tail

    Dogs! A Science Tail, a hands-on science exhibition that highlights the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs, and enables guests to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear, and smell the world, will premiere at the California Science Center March 16, 2019.  The exhibition will show how the ability to understand and communicate with each other lies at the heart of the unique relationship between humans and dogs, and what makes this one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time. As a special daily feature, subject to availability, there will be live demonstrations of dogs in various roles, showing rescue, agility, sensory and service skills. Dogs! A Science Tail is created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.
    Read the press release

  • Superpower Dogs 3D Opens March 16

    Superpower Dogs

    Superpower Dogs will open in IMAX® 3D at the California Science Center on March 16, 2019.  The film offers a first-time ever window into the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. Superpower Dogs follows six real-life working dogs from around the world, along with their human partners, as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs.  The film showcases, through heart-pounding original footage, the incredible abilities of dogs, and how they use their cognitive, sensory, and intuitive capabilities to save lives. Superpower Dogs opens at the California Science Center as the perfect companion for the brand-new exhibition Dogs! A Science Tail, also premiering on March 16, 2019.

    Read the press release.

  • Backyard Wilderness IMAX film Open

    Backyard Wilderness 3D

    Backyard Wilderness 3D, an Arise Media / Archipelago Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios will open at the California Science Center on October 4, 2019. The film equips explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature that may be at their very fingertips. Created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar® nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, Backyard Wilderness 3D will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected delights of nature that surround a suburban northeastern home. With cameras mounted inside dens and nests, the film captures a variety of unique wildlife imagery and behavior in rare and intricate detail as the seasons cycle through an entire year.

    Read the press release.

  • MathAlive presented by Raytheon October 4


    MathAlive!, an interactive special exhibition that lets guests experience math in action, opens at the California Science Center on October 4, 2019. MathAlive! brings mathematics to life, and reveals how they inspire sports, games, design, music, entertainment, nature, space and robotics. The national exhibition is underwritten by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).

    Read the press release.

  • Apollo 11 First Edition Movie Poster

    Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

    Audiences can experience one of humanity’s greatest achievements watching Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11: First Steps Edition. Produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a special giant screen version, made exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, of Miller’s critically-acclaimed theatrical documentary Apollo 11. The film is timed to the much-anticipated celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – the first to put men on the Moon.

    Read the press release.

Get in Touch

If you would like to cover a story, arrange a visit, or request an image or B-roll, contact us by phone at (213) 744-7446 or email Also, please contact us to add your name to our mailing list if you would like to receive updates regarding our exhibits, events and films.

The California Science Center Communications department does not handle commercial filming requests. Our department is only able to work with news media at this time.

Shell Amega, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, California Science Center Foundation
Exhibitions, Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center Project Launching/Space Shuttle Endeavour, interview liaison for President and CEO Jeffrey Rudolph, Science Center Executive Leadership, & Development
(213) 744-7496

Paula Wagner, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
Education Programs, Technology Exhibitions, Air & Space Exhibitions
(213) 744-2144

Kristina Kurasz, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
IMAX Theater, Ecosystems, and General Information
(213) 744-7446

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