Imagine the streets of Downtown Los Angeles with no cars for a day – just open to Angelenos to wander and explore on a bike or by walking, jogging, or skating. Imagine no more. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6, as we honor our early years in Downtown LA and partner with CicLAvia on an six-mile route celebration of open streets with art, food trucks, and more.
The Civic Center Hub (near Los Angeles City Hall) will host most of UCLA’s various activities and immersive experiences, with a few others at the MacArthur Park Hub. Notably the floor leading to the observation deck at City Hall is named for one of UCLA's most esteemed graduates, former LA mayor Tom Bradley.
See up-close the Electron Losses and Fields Investigation satellite, built by UCLA students to research weather in space. The satellite was launched into orbit aboard NASA’s ICESat-2 mission. It gives students the opportunity to experience a real-life engineering environment, and gives us a chance to see really cool technology.
UCLA’s Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences department will bring event visitors into virtual landscapes with an Augmented Reality Sandbox that allows users to mold and shift mountains, valleys, and lakes in real time.
Lawn games like corn hole and giant versions of Jenga & connect four will be hosted by the University Credit Union, and there will be photo ops nearby for one of the day’s many Instagram moments.
Educational pop-ups will abound too, with fun and interactive lessons on other planets from Exploring Your Universe, as well as an architecture re-envisioning of UCLA’s most iconic building, Royce Hall.
And don’t forget to say hello to the Undergraduate Admissions team and learn about the school, for anyone thinking about next steps in their education. (We don’t know if CicLAvia participation counts as an extracurricular activity.)
Find out how to get to the route and hubs here.
We encourage visitors to:
If driving and parking is necessary, visit ParkMe to see where some nearby options are.