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.

  • Wooden Guardian Statue

    KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

    A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an extraordinary exhibition with more than 150 real artifacts, opening at the California Science Center on March 24, 2018. As guests view the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt, they will discover the many sciences related to archaeology as well as learn how cutting-edge archeological tools are assisting in detecting tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined. On display will be many items the Boy King himself used in life and in death, including: golden jewelry, elaborate carvings, sculptures, and ritual antiquities.
    Read the press release here.

    *** For media inquires about visiting “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” please give the California Science Center Communications Department three business days notice ahead of your visit, in order to be able to accommodate tickets. Same day tickets can’t be arranged, and the Communications Department is not in on weekends. Media passes are limited to those working on a story about the exhibit, and a total of two passes may be provided. After visiting the exhibit, the media passes must be returned to the Information Desk. Thank you!

  • IMAX with Laser is here!

    IMAX with Laser

    The California Science Center is proud to announce a fall launch of the IMAX® with Laser projection system, cutting-edge technology that provides a next-generation cinema experience. Beginning Oct. 11, Science Center IMAX Theater guests will discover the future of film with crystal-clear light, sights and sounds.  IMAX’s 12-channel surround sound system, delivering extraordinary audio, will debut simultaneously, engaging viewers through multi-sensory immersion. Two new exciting films will premiere along with the new IMAX with Laser system, immersing audiences in the world’s most advanced cinema experience.  Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D were specifically selected to illustrate the capabilities of the next-generation IMAX with Laser system. For more information, read the press releases for the IMAX theater grand re-opening, Amazon Adventure 3D, and Hurricane 3D.

  • External Tank

    Mission 26: ET Comes Home

    "Mission 26: ET Comes Home” is the journey of the external tank (ET-94), and it is about to begin! ET-94 will travel from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans through the Panama Canal by barge to Los Angeles, then on through city streets, pulled by a truck on dollies, to its final destination near the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion. The entire journey will take six to eight weeks. ET-94 will make its way through city streets to the California Science Center on May 21, 2016.  Follow ET-94’s journey, and read all the press materials, here.

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, ExploraStore and General Information
(213) 744-7446

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