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May 26 , 2001
California Science Center Celebrates
5 Millionth Visitor Milestone
 
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Pinecrest School student Jacqueline Harris pushes through the turnstile and becomes the California Science Center's 5 millionth visitor. DIRECTV Manager of Philanthropy Jane Taft, and Science Center Executive Director Jeffrey N. Rudolph cheer her on.
 
The California Science Center, located in Exposition Park, celebrated its 5 millionth visitor on May 23, 2001, drawing approximately 1.5 million visitors per year since its opening on February 7, 1998. The California Science Center is among the most highly attended science museum/centers in the country.
 
The lucky 5 millionth visitor was Jacqueline Harris of Pinecrest School in Valencia, CA, who was on a field trip with her classmates to the Science Center. As a prize to celebrate the event, the Pinecrest School will be receiving the DIRECTV GOES TO SCHOOL program which will include free SCHOOL CHOICE(tm) educational programming, a DIRECTV with TiVo System, Lifetime Membership to TiVo Service and Standard Professional Installation.
 
 
On hand to present the prize was DIRECTV Manager of Philanthropy Jane Taft, and Science Center Executive Director Jeffrey N. Rudolph. "It gives me great pleasure to mark this Science Center milestone with a gift to Pinecrest School. We are pleased that the Science Center has been able to serve 5 million children and their families and look forward to serving many more in the future," said Rudolph.
 
The California Science Center's mission is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning. It features 245,000 sq. ft. of more than 100 interactive exhibits that help children and their families discover how science relates to everyday life. The California Science Center IMAX Theater features films that relate to the exhibits. For more information call (323) SCIENCE.
 
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