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What's New at the California Science Center? A lot!

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What if I told you that just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, situated between USC and the LA Memorial Coliseum in historic Exposition Park, there exists a kelp forest, which is home to more than 1,500 fish and other marine animals?

Would you believe it?

Well, you should, because this "Rainforest of the Sea" is just one part of a brand new permanent exhibition wing at the California Science Center.

The California Science Center will unveil the new "Ecosystems" exhibit, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday. The major expansion adds 45,000 square feet to the Center - nearly doubling the amount of exhibition space - and features more than 250 species of living plants and animals and hands-on science exhibits in 11 immersive environments - unique among science centers in the United States.