And you are reading one fairly low-maintenance lady's blog, so in order for my expectations to be squashed like a disgusting little beetle, you have to mess my day up pretty badly. So, how did the California Science Center manage to put a big frown on my face? I'll tell you!
But, then... you start to lose it from there.
First, is this a children's museum (or Chuck E Cheese-like children's play palace), as the Mickey D's snack stand and madhouse 6-year-olds running around may indicate? Or, as the exhibits may suggest, more adult-oriented? I think it's for children, but that's still a question. This is the only museum I've been to where national - and international - treasures are juxtaposed with a pay-per-climb rock wall and pay-to-"Experience a Hurricane" windstorm. I originally guessed this was for kids with limited attention spans until:
Second, What is UP with that line? A timed ticket for 3:45 means you stand in line for 90 minutes before entry? Also, stop having your line jockey say it's "20 minutes". 20 minutes of visible line, then 70 minutes of that secret hidden line that is forced to stand outdoors in January so no one gets too stressed until they're past the point of no return, is kind of false advertising. I really wished the indoor rock-climbing wall was in the middle of THAT line.
Third, AGAIN, adults or children? Who is this museum for? Even the exhibits were confusing. The Endeavor should just be in a room alone... I don't want to check out ecosystems en route. (even though, bwahaha, I didn't). And, I really don't think Space Shuttle Simulation, The Ride $$$, and a blown up snap of it's jaunt through WeHo are really the climax-inducing lead-ins that the Endeavor deserves. #justmyopinion
But hey, perhaps I've spent too much time in the Mets and Louvres of the world and not enough time with kindergartners to know if the CSC was delivering or not. Ya know?
Either way, after all that time in line, we never made it around to Samosa House in Culver City, CA. BUMMER! :-(