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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 391 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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Alstonville, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We took our two year old son here and had a great time. PROS - The simulated space shuttle ride (worth paying for) - the aquarium (isn't huge but small kids will love it) - Great interactive things to do for all ages - My partner loved seeing the Endeavor - FREE entry Toddlers: There is an entire play section... More

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Orange County, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the Endeavour Exhibit as well as the Pompeii Exhibit. Both were remarkable in their own way. We do plan to go back because we didn't get to spend as much time on the other exhibits as we would have liked to. We'd go back for the Endeavour alone, there was so much interesting information about the shuttle and... More

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Salem
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum and then you add the Shuttle. What an experience! A couple of nice but expensive eateries in the lobby and lots of great hands-on displays from water to electricity to vacuum and sound. A very fun place and not just for the kids.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My girls thoroughly enjoy themselves at the Science Center. Their favorite activity is the house play zone areas where they can build things, play with puppets, puzzles, and other activities. They also love the simulated space ship experience (this is an additional cost). Oh, and of course they love the gift shop - they have so many wonderful and amazing... More

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Zhytomyr, Ukraine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I didn't find anything bad about this place. It's pretty interesting for school pupil and student's since a;most everything are dedicated to science. Surely, it is interesting for adults

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent science center. Only went at end of the day to see the space shuttle, but it looks like a great days fun and learning if you have children. And its free!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A rather delightful "museum" with plenty to keep the kids interested for a few hours or so. The Space Shuttle experience wasn't overly exciting as most of the time you're pretty much looking at the underside of the thing. Don't get me wrong, I certainly wouldn't have passed up the opportunity and I would think it worthwhile seeing. The place... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I reserved only half day for this museum but it wasn't nearly as much as I would have wanted to stay. One full day would be better if you want to visit the special exhibits also. For me, the star of this science center is the Endeavour space shuttle.Although it requires buying an additional ticket, it is worth it. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A great educational -- and nostalgic -- visit for everyone. The highlight was, of course, the space shuttle exhibit. It was quite an inspiring experience standing in the presence of the shuttle and to be so up-close. You can even see the writing on the panels and walk all around it. Even though we didn't have time to go through... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our main purpose was to see the Space Shuttle and we were not disappointed. We bought a ticket for the IMAX cinema and gained free entry to see the Shuttle. The Science Centre was very busy but he lines/queues were well managed and we had plenty of time and space to look at the Shuttle. Brilliant! We enjoyed the short... More

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