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L.A. Science Weekend: Natural History and Space

May 10—May 12, 2019

Join New York Times Journeys and Atlas Obscura for three days of scientific learning in Los Angeles, focused on natural history and zoology or space and aviation. This two-track program includes talks, exclusive visits and special access to scientists and venues to get up close to everything from telescopes and taxidermy to dinosaur skeletons and space artifacts.

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Aly Moore leading the way.
Mar 27
West Hollywood, California

Would You Like Bugs With That Wine?

A gastro-entomological adventure for your taste buds.
Book binding process.
Mar 28
Pico Rivera, California

Behind The Scenes at Kater-Crafts Bookbinders

The age-old craft of bookbinding survives in the era of e-books.
Knights in White Satan: The Trip
Mar 30
Los Angeles, California

The World's Weirdest Theme Park Rides

Take a virtual tour of exotic, forgotten, and just plain strange theme park rides from around the world.
Outside of the museum
Apr 6
Claremont, California

Cretaceous Claremont: Dinosaurs & Paleontology

Experience the history of ancient life at a high school's own Paleontology Museum.
MotoArt facade.
Apr 6
Torrance, California

Aviation Creation

From desert discovery to reclaimed materials, explore MotoArt—a company that transforms decommissioned airplanes into fashionable, functional art.
Hollywood Boulevard West.
Apr 6
Los Angeles, California

Stumbling on a Star: Jazz in 20th-Century Hollywood

Legends, intrigue, and lore of the Los Angeles Jazz Scene.
Phantasma Gloria.
Apr 6
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
Entrance to 3-D SPACE.
Apr 7
Los Angeles, California

Exploring the Third Dimension

An evening of 3-D and Holography Exploration at 3-D SPACE and Echo Park Film Center.
Sunrise over the Port of LA
Apr
13 - 14
Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.
Tiny Tim performing.
Apr 13
Los Angeles, California

Difficult Listening: Outsider Music Video Night

A one-of-a-kind movie night of independent music, nontraditional music videos and eclectic interviews, curated by Adam Papagan.
"Not my president" Rally
Apr 16
Culver City, California

Celebrating the Art of Protest

Explore a unique collection of graphic activism.
Apollo Boiler Plate 12.
Apr 20
Downey, California

Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?

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