Ah, the City of Angels.
The very place where an Austrian bodybuilder lifted his way from Muscle Beach to the governor's mansion. Probably best known for its three B's: Beaches, Boob Implants and Botox. Not quite so angelic. This is a city that's a tad thick on superficiality, self-absorption and sunshine. It's got a boulevard of stars and Beverly Hills!
Wait... it has culture, architecture and museums?? No way! Right?
Exposition Park, located across the street from the University of Southern California, is home to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the California Science Center.
|Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
The California "ScienCenter" is billed as the West Coast's largest hands-on science centre. Today I got my Science thing on and paid it a visit - I do afterall have a penchant for all things Science.
They have about ten full mummified bodies and then the rest are parts of mummies or even animals. There are some antiquities displayed as well. The highlight for me were the mummies from South America especially the Detmold Child.
There are many other informative things to see and read. There are many hands-on things to do as well. Playing with all these simple but neat gadgets that are fun and also... shock... educational! The “Ecosystems” exhibit, where land and sea await your discovery, you get to experience a flash flood in the Desert, walk through a kelp forest, feel ice on a wall through a layer of fat and discover what kinds of icky things happen in the Rot Room. A bunch of different rooms await your curious mind so you can learn about evolutionary processes and the diverse range of environmental difference and biodiversity around the world.
So, call me a nerd, I don't care.
Nerds do afterall rock!