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Copywrite 2001-2004, California Science Center
Media Contact: Shell Amega
February 24, 2006

California Science Center
Previews World Premiere of
Marvel® Super Heroes™
Science Exhibition
At the Eighth Annual
Discovery Ball 2006

Los Angeles, CA—The California Science Center will offer a preview of the world premiere of Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition at its black-tie gala fundraising event Saturday, March 25, 2006 in Exposition Park.

Guests will begin the evening feeling like super heroes themselves as they follow klieg lights to the Science Center’s Lorsch Family Pavilion where mock paparazzi and reporters from the “Daily Bugle” (newspaper of Spiderman’s alias Peter Parker) will rush to photograph and note their grand entrances to the pre-dinner cocktail party. Super Hero character actors from the Marvel Universe, including Spider-Man and The Hulk, will greet and chat with guests as they enjoy hors d’oeuvres.

Guests will then preview the Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition before dining in a roof-top like setting in the Science Center surrounded by scenes of a New York skyline, a familiar background of Marvel super hero movies. While dining, they will be treated to several performances by an aerial acrobatic troupe.

Following dinner, the Science Center’s Loker Conference room will be transformed into a “Villains Lounge” for dancing. There will also be a private screening of the new IMAX film Deep Sea 3D.

One of the evening’s highlights will be a special presentation by Dr. Buzz Aldrin to the Science Center.  In an earlier ceremony, NASA will honor Dr. Aldrin with an Ambassador of Exploration award for his dedication and service as an astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission. The award consists of a lucite-encased moon rock that was collected during the Apollo 11 mission. At the Discovery Ball, Dr. Aldrin will formally present the moon rock to the Science Center, where it will later be on display to the public.

The Discovery Ball 2006 dinner committee is co-chaired by Tony Buzzelli, Vice Chairman of Deloitte and Paula Madison, President and General Manager of KNBC/Telemundo. The gala honorary chair is famed Marvel former CEO Stan Lee, who is the creator of Spider-Man among many other Marvel characters.

Located just south of downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park, the California Science Center is one of Southern California’s premier family destinations. The Science Center’s mission is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences and has welcomed over 11 million visitors since its grand opening in February of 1998.

MARVEL® SUPER HEROES™ SCIENCE EXHIBITION is created and produced by Yellowbrick•Holman in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre.

All rights to the exhibition are the property of Marvel Entertainment Inc. Licensee worldwide—Yellowbrick•Holman SUPER HEROES™ is co-owned registered trademark.

Marvel, and all related character names and likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. ©2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com.

SUPER HERO(ES)™ is a co-owned registered trademark.

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