New to Los Angeles in 2018

January 3, 2018

Things We’re Excited About in 2018

The new year always brings a sense of rejuvenation and excitement!  It’s also a great time to look ahead and get excited for what the new year may bring!  We’ve compiled a list of the things coming to Los Angeles that we are excitedly anticipating!

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is Set to Break Ground

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From a $1-billion-dollar donation from George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, the Lucas Museum will be a one-of-a-kind gathering place to experience collections, films and exhibitions dedicated to the power of visual storytelling and the evolution of art and moving images.

The museum will present original work by world renowned and emerging artists, cutting-edge digital technologies, and daily film screenings in state-of-the-art theaters, as well as extraordinary educational opportunities for students of all ages.

For more information: //lucasmuseum.org/

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is Renovating

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is planning a 485,000-square-foot renovation of its western wing and south lawn entrance.

The design features an airy, three-story glass pavilion crowned by a rooftop restaurant with views of downtown L.A., Baldwin Hills and the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains.

It will house a welcome center, a gallery for temporary exhibitions and an immersive theater for screenings, performances and other events.

For more information: //nhm.org

California Science Center is Planning a $300-Million Expansion

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The Science Center is working on building a permanent home for the massive space shuttle Endeavour, now on display in a temporary pavilion. The new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will add 188,000 square feet of exhibit space to the museum.

For more information: //californiasciencecenter.org/

Banc of California Stadium Will Open its Doors in April

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The 23,000-seat stadium will be home to the Los Angeles Football Club and is scheduled to open in April.

For more information: //www.lafc.com/stadium

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s New Wing, Pacific Visions

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aquarium

The aquarium has announced plans for a new wing they’re calling Pacific Visions. The 29,000-square-foot addition will include a number of flashy components, including:

-A two-story, 300-seat immersive theater with a 32-foot-tall, curving screen and “floor projection disc”

– New Changing Exhibit Gallery with live animals, multimedia displays, and “dynamic projected wall murals”

-An art gallery for cultural events and exhibitions, along with an orientation gallery with a 26-foot-wide “media wall”

-A new main entrance and front plaza with a larger ticketing area and members’ entrance (much of the existing green space and plaza will stay)

Construction should be completed by the end of 2018.

For more information: //www.aquariumofpacific.org

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