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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 323-724-3623
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Ranked #7 of 390 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Science Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Please reserve your passes online or by phone. Explore... more » Owner description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Please reserve your passes online or by phone. Explore over 100 permanent interactive science exhibits spanning several galleries. Admission to permanent exhibit galleries is Free! (excludes IMAX and special paid exhibits) Visit Ecosystems -- a hands-on exhibit home to nearly 400 plant and animal species. Come discover amazing environments from the familiar to the fantastic, and find out how the physical and living worlds affect each other. « less
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

As an engineer, seeing the space shuttle Endeavour was such a beatiful and intense experience that I almost couln't hold back tears of joy and awe. There are volunteers all around that have actually worked on the space programs and you can just sit there for hours listening to their stories and they'll happily answer your questions. Having been so... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Ticked seeing the shuttle in real life off the bucket list. IMAX movie a must - best part of the center. Also visit the Natural History Museum next door

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I can't begin to say how fascinating of an experience it was to see the space shuttle endeavor. Having always been fascinated with the shuttle program since the 80s, to be able to see r up close and personal was an experience like no other. To think... This magnificent was cable of going to space and back and reach speeds... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have come to past exhibits in the past which where a little better but recently I visited the museum and the Pompeii exhibit. The Pompeii exhibit was extremely underwhelming. The information was interesting but it was mostly plates and artwork that was found. At the end it was 4-5 clay forms that outlined the bodies that were found there.... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Whole on vacation in LA, from South Africa, I learned that the Space Shuttle Endeavour was housed at the California Science Centre. As a young boy, I dreamt of being an astronaut, and even 30 years later, I could not pass up on the opportunity of seeing the Space Shuttle in the “flesh”. My two daughters and wife were not... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the California Science Center for the Pompei and Endeavour exhibits. We started with Pompei and my 2 daughters (aged 7 and 16) and I loved it. My smallest did seem to notice the 'naked men' sculptures a lot, but not a in traumatizing way. I was touched by the exhibit and amazed by the state of preservation... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Space shuttle Endeavour is situated here and it is well worth a visit just to see that alone. It's a minimal $2 cost so well worth it. Too be honest there is little else worthy of the trip so if you want to see a space shuttle then it's for you otherwise give it a miss.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While many of the exhibits are a bit dated and not well maintained, it's still a great experience for both young and old. The shuttle display is the highlight of the property as is the IMAX experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Plan to arrive early and stay all day. Parking is on premises and is $10.00/CASH ONLY! The exhibits are free but you will pay for the IMAX, Pompeii and shuttle Endeavour experience. Go ahead and purchase the tickets. You won't be disappointed. I'm not a fan of 3D IMAX because the glasses are a pain but the movie was good... More

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Cowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After, finding the California Science Centre by chance in a brochure at our hotel, my brother and I decided to visit. We both wished to see "Pompeii The Exhibition" as we both have a fascination with the topic. It was fantastic! There were so many displays to look at, as well as artefacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological... More

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