VLDB 2019: Reception at the California Science Center

Join us for an evening of scientific exhibits at the California Science Center.

The California Science Center, The Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion
27 August 2019, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 (323) 724-3623
Photo by Sam Howzit / CC BY

Reception Details

The reception will be located in the Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion, home to the historic space shuttle Endeavor. The Endeavor is the fifth orbiter space shuttle built for NASA's space shuttle program. The spacecraft went on 25 missions from 1992-2011; it is now on display at the California Science Center.

Photo by Sam Howzit / CC BY

See the Endeavor up close as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The pavilion includes videos and displays where you can learn more about this amazing spacecraft. Note: those with big appetites may want to grab dinner before the reception.


Photo by Genevieve / CC BY

During the event you will also have access to the eight interactive exhibits that are part of the Ecosystems Gallery. Each exhibit explores a different ecological principle. For example, in the Forest Zone you can check out a kelp forest through a tunnel at the bottom of an 188,000-gallon tank; in the Extreme Zone you can learn about rocky shore organisms such as sea stars (and even touch a few!). Enjoy live animals and hands-on experiences throughout in the Ecosystems Gallery.

Photo by Genevieve / CC BY

Additional Information

More information on the Ecosystems exhibits can be found on the California Science Center website.

Curious about how a huge space shuttle makes it into the middle of Los Angeles? Check out the LA Times' time-lapse video of the Endeavor's trek through Los Angeles from LAX airport to the California Science Center.