In my last post, I showed you what we did on the Saturday of our fantastic two-day-weekend we had earlier this month. The next day, I basked in not having to go to work, we had a lazy Sunday morning brunch on our balcony.
We hadn’t really planned anything for the rest of the day, as San Clemente was the highlight of our weekend and I didn’t want to over plan. But when I was flipping through my bookmarks folder of things-I-want-to-do-in-LA-but-never-have-time-for, the California Science Center popped up. And they had sciencey IMAX movies. So we hopped in the car and drove over.
After the Endeavour excitement, we visited the Ecosystems section of the Science Center. The best by far was the ocean/whatever this one was. You basically walked into a tunnel of aquarium, with fish swimming all around and above you.
After the fish, we stopped for a snack. We didn’t have time to go anywhere because our IMAX movie was an hour out, and there’s no food anywhere in/near Exposition Park. We had to settle for the McDonalds in the Science Center : ( Next time I’d totally bring snacks. I thought there’d at least be food trucks or a decent cafe. After our sad McDonalds, we explored the Exposition Park Rose Garden with our spare minutes before the movie.
I discovered that Ryan is apparently unable to smell roses. I don’t know what that means or if he just has a lazy nose. He also decided that all roses look the same, got bored quickly, and we went to explore Exposition Park some more. He’s such a child sometimes.
We went to see the LA Memorial Coliseum, which, I’m told, is where USC plays their football games. Ryan jeered about USC the whole time, not because he goes to UCLA and has school pride, but because he’s always hated USC. Go figure. I thought the building was really cool, and they held the 1984 Olympics there, which is awesome.
I have no pictures of the IMAX movie we saw, but it was Blue Planet, the only one that still had tickets left for the day. It’s that same one you probably saw in science class and was made “by the astronauts” and uses old footage of the world and space and talks about how man is destroying earth. Really uplifting stuff. But it was really beautiful, even for an old movie with less than state-of-the-art 3D/crazy effects.
In conclusion, I learned little to nothing about science–the Center is really geared for children and apparently does a ton of field trips/camps, which makes sense. The Endeavour exhibit was super cool. The fish were cool. Would I go back? Probably not, I’d hit the Natural History Museum instead, but I’m glad I went, and now I can cross it off my list of LA-things-I-want-but-don’t-have-time-to-do.