California Science Center
Looking for a way to take advantage of this President’s Day weekend? We’ve got an idea: Come soak in the lap of luxury at Hotel Amarano in the heart of Burbank, and take an edifying (and all-out fun) jaunt to the California Science Center over in spectacular Exhibition Park!
The institution—which boasts free general admission, mind you—has been going strong since the early 1950s, when it launched as the California Museum of Science and Industry. And it’s an all-ages kind of place, no question: Young and old are liable to come away dazzled by the marvels of the universe—not least as expressed via the sheer and irrepressible ingenuity of the human mind.
Prepare to be Mesmerized
The museum presents a stellar lineup of permanent exhibits, among them a celebration of the biosphere’s interconnectedness in Ecosystems and, in World of Life, some of the unifying processes and principles that define the inner workings of plants, animals, and human beings.
Fantastic Flying Machines
The California Science Center is also renowned for its fleet of air- and spacecraft, which culminates in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion’s display of the 122-foot Space Shuttle Endeavour, which clocked the better part of 5,000 orbits over its 19-year, 135-mission career with NASA.
Special Exhibitions & IMAX Odysseys
This President’s Day weekend, you can enjoy all the year-round exhibits and regular museum programs as well as a slew of cool special exhibitions, including the Science Behind Pixar, which reveals the inside scoop on some of the most beloved animated films of recent decades. And speaking of films, you can take in an edge-of-your-seat screening in the museum’s seven-story IMAX theater, which is currently showing Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, Journey to Space 3D, and A Beautiful Planet 3D.
Other Exposition Park Museums
Exposition Park is one of LA’s focal points, and it’s a joy to combine a walkthrough of the California Science Center with visits to some of its equally distinguished neighbors: the California African American Museum and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
All of it’s at your disposal for a President’s Day weekend to remember when you stay with us at Hotel Amarano. From the potent structure of a DNA molecule to the epic sagas of space exploration, the California Science Center will boggle your mind—and then we’ll pamper the rest of you. And hey: Book your accommodations today to take advantage of a special deal: 20 percent off our best available rate and free valet parking!