Topic: California Museums

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Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center

Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center

July 8, 2012 No Comments Imagine a life of exquisite opulence. One that donned the finest of everything, from sumptuous feasting with an endless flow of the best wine served in plates and goblets of gold, to the most luxurious silks and fabrics, to glittering jewels and artifacts that adorned the body and palace. A life of unbridled pleasure where ...

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

April 16, 2012 No Comments In December of 2011, my wife and I took our two young kids to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. We were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert for a much needed getaway just two weeks before Christmas. We were told by a friend that the ...

 

Spinning Imaginations from Gold: The Bowers Museum – Santa Ana, CA

Spinning Imaginations from Gold: The Bowers Museum – Santa Ana, CA

April 4, 2012 No Comments A symbol of power, justice, strength and perfection, gold has captured the imaginations of people of all ages since the beginning of time.  Its luster and purity are enduring, as it resists corrosion and damage, while being non-toxic. It has been venerated by princes, paupers and priests alike, transcending the bounds of time, culture and ...

 

Best Los Angeles Family Attractions on a Budget

Best Los Angeles Family Attractions on a Budget

March 6, 2012 No Comments Los Angeles, California is known for its diverse family attractions from museums, to zoos, aquariums, amusement parks and botanical gardens. If you are looking to spend some fun quality time without going broke, you will find the following venues perfect for a day out with the kids. Listed alphabetically, these attractions are all priced under ...

 

Alcatraz Island – San Francisco Bay, California

Alcatraz Island – San Francisco Bay, California

January 14, 2012 2 Comments From a distance, Alcatraz Island appears like an idyllic outcrop rising from a tranquil San Francisco Bay in Northern California. It looks lush with its green vegetation, flowers, and variety of bird species that find refuge on this remote landmass. Even the twinkling lights that illuminate it at night seem to beckon with romance. Who ...

 

The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

January 11, 2012 No Comments   The California Academy of Sciences is one of the best family museums in San Francisco, a prominent research institution, and the world’s greenest museum with its commitment to sustainability and a domed roof that is alive with lush plant and floral species native to California. It is comprised of a natural history museum, an ...

 

Pasadena, California Past Times

Pasadena, California Past Times

December 21, 2011 No Comments There are so many great small towns that make up what out-of-town visitors think of as completely “Los Angeles”. And for a quintessential LA experience of course visitors must go beyond the confines of downtown’s urban core, with its mini modern Times Square adjoining the concert and sports venue of Staples Center, historic Olvera Street, ...

 

Child Friendly Favorites in San Jose, CA

Child Friendly Favorites in San Jose, CA

December 16, 2011 No Comments San Jose is not just a bedroom community of San Francisco. It’s also an interesting city to visit in its own right. And in fact, the town contains several excellent attractions that children will enjoy visiting and adults will enjoy sharing. We’ve been to a good number of children’s museums across the U.S. and the ...

 

Celebrating Winter at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

Celebrating Winter at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

December 2, 2011 No Comments Ever wonder about all those birds in the Twelve Days of Christmas song? What about snow and how it’s made? Or reindeer and their important place in our environment’s ecosystem? Or the wonderful holiday smells from all those spices used in baking, cooking and alluring home fragrances? Now you can have these and other intriguing ...

 

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

October 29, 2011 No Comments   In 1974 farmers in China unearthed a stunning necropolis built for Qin Shihuangdi, China’s first emperor after its unification dating back to the early 200s BC. This mausoleum was guarded by an army of life-size warriors meant to defend the emperor in the afterlife.   Thousands of terracotta figures of various ranks were found, ...

 

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