Got to go to the LA Science Center with a group of kids, and so much of it is designed to be interactive.
Consider the Hurricane Simulator...adding gale force winds inside the tube...something that we might not ever feel living on the West Coast. Let's try the Earthquake simulator....that's something much more familiar!
Or go inside the aquarium....see the scuba man...he's gonna come over and try to high five you!
and he will swim with all the fishes....sharks included!
But here's the main attraction....that shuttle Endeavor, with lots of media describing its missions, and engine parts.