Deal of the Week: Journey to Space at the California Science Center


So now that you’ve seen The Martian (#BringHimHome!), you may be hankering to find out what space is really like. Well luckily for you, the California Science Center has a new exhibit opening on Thursday, October 29 that will help you experience just that.

Go Metro to check out Journey to Space: The Exhibition! The exhibit will allow you to take a turn managing the energy of a simulated orbiting space station, operate a robotic arm, and find out how astronauts eat, sleep, and even go to the bathroom in space. You’ll even be able to experience the disorienting environment of zero gravity with a rotating chamber inspired by the International Space Station’s Destiny Module.

Accompanying the exhibit is the IMAX movie Journey to Space, a reflection on the remarkable achievements of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, including the assembly and launch of the International Space Station and the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. Show your TAP card at the box office to receive a $2 discount on adult exhibition tickets, and $2 off adult IMAX tickets.

To get to the California Science Center, take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station, or the Metro Silver Line to 37th/Transitway. Multiple buses also serve the area, you can use the Trip Planner to find more routes and connections.