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Even when we’re staying safe at home during a pandemic, science never stops. Check out your favorite posts from Science Beyond the Center to explore Science Center exhibits from behind the scenes, take in an amazing view, or learn something new from a scientist or astronaut. If you're helping kids learn from home, you can visit us here online here to continue your child's Stuck at Home Science learning with our easy-to-follow activities too. We'll be adding more great posts all the time, so check back often. Come on in—the science is fine!

EcoExplorations / May 29th, 2020

Senior keeper Erin shares details about these amazing and threatened animals, shares what you can do to help, and shows off some training with a military macaw.

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AirSpace / May 27th, 2020

Find out what launch feels like—from astronauts! Drawn from interviews filmed inside space shuttle Endeavour, Launch features shuttle astronauts Mike Fincke, Rick Searfoss, Garrett Reisman, Sandra Magnus, Danny Olivas, Kay Hire, Steve Swanson and Charlie Precourt.

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EcoExplorations / May 18th, 2020

How do ocean animals smell? Pretty great, actually! Find out how lobsters, fish and other ocean animals use their sense of smell to help them detect prey in their watery world.

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AirSpace / May 15th, 2020

Take a peek inside Endeavour's flight deck, middeck and payload bay through this unique tour, created by photographer Jon Brack and narrated by Perry Roth-Johnson, PhD, assistant curator of aerospace science here at the California Science Center.

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AirSpace / May 14th, 2020

Mission Specialist Garrett Reisman covers topics like how he became an astronaut, what launch feels like, and the mystery behind his astronaut nickname!

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AirSpace / May 5th, 2020

Learn what it takes to become an astronaut—from astronauts! Drawn from interviews filmed inside Endeavour, Becoming an Astronaut features shuttle astronauts Mike Fincke, Rick Searfoss, Garrett Reisman, Sandra Magnus, John Daniel Olivas, Dan Bursch, Drew Feustel, Kay Hire and Charlie Precourt. 

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Stuck At Home Science / April 27th, 2020

Try making your own waterscope at home and learn more about the science behind it!
 ¡Intente hacer su propio microscopio en casa y aprenda más sobre la ciencia detrás!

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Stuck At Home Science / April 20th, 2020

Try experimenting with air and learn more about the science behind it!
¡Intente experimentar con el aire y aprenda más sobre la ciencia detrás!

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Stuck At Home Science / April 6th, 2020

Try making sticky snot on your own and learn more about the science behind it!
¡Intente hacer mocos pegajosos (slime) por su cuenta y aprenda más sobre la ciencia detrás!

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