California Science Center (CSC)

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING

The California Science Center aspires to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.



Since 2003, the California Science Center has made numerous additions to its footprint in Exposition Park based on a 25-year, three-phase Master Plan. At the end of 2003, a four-level underground parking structure was unveiled. In 2004, the Amgen Center for Science Learning, the educational arm of the Science Center, opened a new educational facility, the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation, in the historical Armory Building. In the fall of 2004, in partnership with the Science Center, Los Angeles Unified School District opened the Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Science Center School, a charter elementary school with over 690 students. In 2010, the second phase of the Master Plan unveiled Ecosystems, the new permanent exhibition wing that nearly doubled the exhibition space in the Science Center featuring over 250 species of plants and animals and a 188,000-gallon kelp tank. In 2012, the Samuel Oschin Pavilion was opened to temporarily exhibit the Space Shuttle Endeavour awarded by NASA. The final phase of the Master Plan is the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center that will permanently house Endeavour in an approximately 185,000-square-foot expansion projected to open in 2018.



The California Science Center’s water usage includes that used by the Office of Exposition Park Management and the California African-American Museum. The California Science Center’s electricity usage includes that used by the Office of Exposition Park Management. The Science Center is currently involved in an energy savings project to be completed within the next 12 months that is estimated to save over 2 million kWh of energy per year. www.californiasciencecenter.org



  


Facilities1

The following is a list of facilities for this agency or department.

1 Not all facilities may be listed here for this agency.

USE PER YEAR
progress through 2016
76.78%
increase
Energy Increase:
20127479.95 kBtu
2016 vs. 2003
0.39%
increase
Water Increase:
115.92 Gallons
2016 vs. 2010
9.88%
reduction
Reduced Emissions:
460 Metric Tons
2016 vs. 2010
WATER USE
DURING DROUGHT
36.48%
reduction
2016 vs. 2013
DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR YEAR 2016
46.34
Million kBtu
Total Grid Energy Usage
6
Total Facilities
29.89
Million Gallons
Total Water Usage
714.32
Thousand sqft
Total Floor Space
4.2
Thousand MT
Total GHG Emissions
0
Total LEED Certified Buildings
0
kWh
Total Generated From Renewable Sources