The California Museum educates visitors on the Golden State’s history and unique influence on the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive exhibits and engaging programs, the Museum inspires visitors to make their own mark on history
Founded in 1962, the Maturango Museum is an important educational and cultural resource in Ridgecrest, California. In addition to the exhibit galleries, which feature the natural and cultural history of the Upper Mojave Desert, the Museum sponsors many programs and tours, including tours to the world-famous Coso petroglyphs. The museum also has an art gallery that sponsors 6 shows throughout the year. The Museum is an information center for Death Valley, the Northern Mojave Desert, and the Highway 395 and 178 corridors. We are open every day 10-5, excluding major holidays.
14. Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus ("IDs)
3615 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821, USA
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Science & Technology
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A Sacramento staple for more than 65 years, the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus provides informal STEM education. Our mission is to engage and inspire people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities, and responsibilities of science. Through hands-on activities, you and your family can discover science together.
3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan Park, CA 95652, USA
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NASA’s Hubble Traveling Exhibit “New Views of the Universe” will make its California debut at the Aerospace Museum of California from October 1, 2019 until December 29, 2019. The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200 square-foot NASA-designed exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several “satellite” units that not only provide viewers a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies, but also feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries.
AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art) champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach and studio programming. Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.
In a serene setting alongside a Pacific lagoon, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara provides intimate access to art. Through rotating installations of its permanent collections along with special exhibitions and programs, the AD&A Museum is both a teaching museum, committed to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy in support of the University’s goals of education, research, and service, and a resource for the wider Santa Barbara community.
Arts Benicia’s mission is to stimulate, educate, and nurture cultural life in Benicia primarily through the visual arts. This community based non-profit organization provides exhibitions, educational programs, and classes that support artists and engage the broader community.
The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world holding 18,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. Asia is not one place. The ideas and ideals that we call Asian are countless and diverse. Some of the works we display pre-date written history. Others were recently created. Many have connections to works from other continents and other millennia. We explore these links, provoking discovery, debate, and inspiration.