Science is in our DNA. Pasadena is home to the most Nobel Laureates in the country, innovative learning centers like Kidspace Children’s Museum, and famed institutions such as JPL, Caltech, Carnegie Observatory, and the Planetary Society.
Art is part of our culture in Pasadena. We have a huge creative community, supported by institutions such as Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, and Pasadena City College’s artist-in-residence program.
We have a history of developing game-changing technology. The Mars Rover, DNA Sequencer, CMOS Semiconductor and the Richter scale are all tied to Pasadena. In fact, our region files the second-highest number of patents in the U.S.
We have a track record of creating successful companies. Pasadena tech incubators have turned out hundreds of companies, including such well-known names as Picasa, Citysearch, Overture, Evolution Robotics, and Pets.com