California Science Center

System Integration Development
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Dive into The Wonders of Science.

The California Science Center first opened its doors in 1912 as the State Exposition Building and has since gained an international reputation as an incredible destination for groups, families, and individuals of all ages with an appetite for exploration. The Science Center offers explorers a unique opportunity to dive into the wonders of science through one of its many available interactive exhibits, programs, live demonstrations, and awe-inspiring films.

"We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility, inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives." 
 – The California Science Center

The Challenge

Explore Dazzling Exhibits & Programs.

While implementing its new commerce/CRM platform — Tessitura — the Science Center wished to improve its guests’ online experience when purchasing special exhibition & IMAX film tickets, or registering for Education Programs. Through a more customized purchase path than what could be achieved out-of-the-box.

The California Science Center wanted a professional team with considerable experience, to integrate Tessitura into their website and create two custom interfaces — the Plan-your-day application for online ticket sales & the Youth Program Registration application.

The requirements for this integration included features that would apply selected programs and events to a shopper’s cart, taking into account membership discounts and validating promo codes, while actively monitoring ticket levels to ensure availability at checkout. The program registration application required rules and actions to verify the age and grade level of attendees to children’s programs, and a deep integration with the back-end CRM to create and manage constituent records.

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The Solution

Request Admission Anywhere, Anytime, Across Most Devices.

In furtherance of the California Science Center's goals, the Stauffer team conducted extensive work and testing on performance and caching mechanisms to mitigate the number of calls that the custom Application Programming Interface (API) will make for each action a constituent takes. In addition to implementing a more responsive and consistent design, which renders well across a variety of platforms, devices, and screen sizes.

Hear it for yourself, see what our clients are saying.
“Stauffer has been a great partner. Their API integration work enabled us to create the first-class user experience we’ve always dreamt of.”
Jeremy Stoller, Senior Graphic Artist at California Science Center