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June 9, 2005

WILD SAFARI FAMILY EVENT
Enhancing the 3D Experience with 4D Fun
   
Event

Wild Safari Family Event – June 26, 2005, 12 to 4 pm. Free activities, giveaways, games, and a showcase of live animals native to Africa highlight the opening weekend of the new IMAX film Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure. If you’ve always wanted to go on safari, but never had the chance, leave your passport at home and let the California Science Center bring Africa to you.

Visitors can see a full-grown lioness, courtesy of the Wildlife Waystation, from 12 to 2 pm. Lion handlers will be on site to answer questions. Other live African animals will include an African Serval, Ball Python, Emperor Scorpion, Fennec Fox and Fat Tailed Gecko (12 to 4 pm). Animal themed craft activities, face painting, and a balloon artist will be on site.

   
Film

Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure takes the audience on a three thousand mile journey in search for Africa’s most dangerous animals. With groundbreaking 3D technology, viewers feel as if they are in the passenger seat of an open-air safari vehicle, just inches away from breathtaking wildlife. Opens June 24, 2005.

Film Schedule June 24 to September 1, 2005:
Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, & 4:30pm
Roar: Lions of the Kalahari at 1:30pm (additional show at 5:30pm on Sat/Sun only)
Forces of Nature at 11:30am & 3:30 pm

   
Admission Admission to the California Science Center and Wild Safari Family Event is FREE. Visitors must purchase tickets for IMAX films. IMAX ticket prices range from $4.75 to $8.00.

California Science Center is located at 700 State Drive-Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission to the exhibits is free. IMAX Theater tickets range from $4.50 to $7.50. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. Visitors can enter the parking lot at 39th and Figueroa Street. Parking is $6. For general information, phone (323) SCIENCE or visit our web site at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

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