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September 16, 2003
Celebrate the “Centennial of Flight” at the California Science Center
100th anniversary of Wright Brothers flight observed during 2-day festival

A two-day festival marking the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk will take place at the California Science Center. Through interactive exhibits, displays, hands-on workshops and presentations, visitors will see the progress humans have made in flight and learn some of the challenges faced in designing air and spacecraft. Classic large-format films, To FLY, Silent Sky and crowd-favorite Space Station 3D shown in the IMAX Theater, will take audiences up into the wild-blue-yonder.

In addition, the MicrosoftTM 1903 Wright Flyer Simulator, which will be on-hand for the festival, brings the thrill and excitement of the Wright Brothers historic flight to life. Other highlights will include:

  • Air and Space Gallery tours featuring a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider, an F20 Northrop jet fighter and more
  • An A12 Blackbird spy plane (adjacent to the Air and Space Gallery)
  • Air Force flyover, both days
  • Make-and-take activities for kids

**Additional activities to be announced.


November 15 & 16, 2003 (Saturday & Sunday)
10:00 AM to 5:00PM


California Science Center located at 700 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Enter parking lot at Figueroa and 39th streets. Parking is $6 for cars, $10 for oversized vehicles.


Open to the public ~ admission to exhibits, workshops and presentations is free. IMAX tickets vary in price from $4.50 to $7.50.


The Blackbird exhibit installation heralds the upcoming California Science Center "Centennial of Flight Festival" celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk. The festival, which takes place Nov. 15 and 16, will feature a fully restored flying replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1902 glider, interactive exhibits, storytelling, hands-on workshops and presentations.

General Info: California Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general information, phone (323) SCIENCE (323.724-3623) or visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. Proceeds from the IMAX Theater support Science Center exhibits and programming.
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