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L.A. Science Weekend: Natural History and Space

May 10—May 12, 2019

Join New York Times Journeys and Atlas Obscura for three days of scientific learning in Los Angeles, focused on natural history and zoology or space and aviation. This two-track program includes panels, exclusive visits and special access to scientists and venues to get up close to everything from telescopes and taxidermy to dinosaur skeletons and space artifacts.

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Homeboy Electronics Recycling.
Feb 22
Los Angeles, California

Trash Transformation

Explore two places where waste is collected, then remade into treasures.
Learning lock picking in Los Angeles.
Feb 23
Los Angeles, California

Lock Picking and Spirit Tasting

A tasting of locally distilled liquors, followed by a hands-on workshop on the fascinating art of lock picking.
The ONE Archives main room.
Feb 23
Los Angeles, California

Sleuthing the Secret Life of Science Fiction

Mapping Queer Science Fiction with a talk and tour of the ONE Archive.
A lush section of the river.
Feb 24
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles River Adventure

Hop from Frogtown to Mallard Mound.
Harpsichord studio.
Mar 3
Los Angeles, California

It Doesn't Want to Sound Good

Hurdy-gurdies, harpsichords, and the craft of making an instrument sing.
John Gaughan's Turk.
Mar 6
Los Angeles, California

Meet the Chess-Playing Mechanical Turk

An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century and the man who brought him back to life.
The library at PRS.
Mar 7
Los Angeles, California

Wisdom Literature and Esoterica at the Philosophical Research Society

Visit a repository of everything you're not supposed to know.
Karen Centerfold and Johnny Stunodi live on stage.
Mar 9
Los Angeles, California

Public Access Talent Show

A screening of Public Access TV’s greatest performances.
The Wende Museum.
Mar 10
Culver City, California

The Wende Museum: Hot Topics on the Cold War

Located in an empty Cold War Armory in Culver City, the Wende Museum is one of the world's largest collections of Cold War-era ephemera, paraphernalia, artifacts, and archives.
Arthur Benjamin during a TED Talk.
Mar 15
Los Angeles, Califorina

Magical Pi Day Pie Party

Celebrate a Mathematic Cornerstone with Magic, Cartoons and Pie!
Aly Moore leading the way.
Mar 27
West Hollywood, California

Would You Like Bugs With That Wine?

A gastro-entomological adventure for your taste buds.
Sunrise over the Port of LA
13 - 14
Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.

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