California Science Center announces Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center to house Space Shuttle Endeavour

The California Science Center announced, that in recognition of a transformational gift from The Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation the naming of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, future home of Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. Present at the event were Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and philanthropist Lynda Oschin, widow of Samuel Oschin and Chair of the Board and Secretary of the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation.

“We are tremendously grateful to receive this extraordinary gift, which is an investment in the future of science learning. Combined with the generous support already provided by foundations, individuals and corporations throughout our community, we are now close to the halfway point in achieving our $200 million Campaign goal” said Rudolph.

With Endeavour as its centerpiece, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will encourage guests to investigate scientific and engineering principles related to atmospheric flight and the exploration of our universe. “Integrating hands-on exhibits to encourage active learning and a unique collection of aircraft and spacecraft, this new facility will be a launch pad for creativity and innovation,” remarked Rudolph. “It will inspire the next generation of explorers and scientists and will strengthen the Science Center’s ability to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

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