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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 397 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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San Clemente, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to this museum multiple times over the years, starting when i was just a child. The last time I was here was when my adult children were still in grade school. So it was a great and pleasant surprise when I discovered that the former flight and space museum had merged with this science center. The cost... More

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting visit, family enjoyed the hands on at the centre and was awesome to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a an excellent facility. The permanent exhibits now include the Space Shuttle Endeavour which is in a separate building. The shuttle is truly impressive and worth the visit on its own. However, the other science exhibits are excellent and in many cases, interactive. Lots of fun for the whole family. On this visit we saw the Pompeii exhibit... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't have too much time to walk around the whole center, but what we saw was interesting and unforgetable! To see a real spaceshuttle in life from so close is unbelievabel! Other exhibitions are also interesting enough to take your time and go around. There are some interactive games, too! It is def a great place for children... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great for the ikids but just as fun for adults. This hands on museum is imagination and science at its best. great for teachers to take their students on a educational fun field trip. Good for parents to take the kids on the weekend. So much to see and learn from for all. After take a stroll through the rose... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The California Science Center is a real gem in the USC area of Los Angeles, and I hope that most Angelenos and visitors to LA take advantage of it. The Center is always producing and presenting new shows and exhibits, along with new and dazzling films in its IMAX theater. Highly recommended is the permanent exhibit of the Space Shuttle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Superb free museum. Lots of space history to see in addition to the space shuttle, marvel at how tiny the Gemini and Apollo capsules were! There are also galleries devoted to the planet and conservation with terrific interactive exhibits which were really popular iwth the school children who were visiting whilst we were there. The cafe serves the usual fast... More

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Riverton, Utah
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We planned about 3 hours and ran out of time! With multiple floors to experience, we cancelled plans the next day to return. From the parking lot, with the "lift a car" scales, the kids were entranced. I was seriously impressed with the amount of interactive exhibits. It truly is the best way to excite a child's curiosity! There were... More

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Orange County California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Where do I start? Paying $10 to park was well worth the visit. The Science Center has everything one would hope to see and is entertaining for those from 2 to 102. We had a 5, 6 and 10 year old and they were more than happy with every one of the exhibits. The crowing touch was paying $2 each... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The museum is easily accessible by Metro Station. There are beautiful Rose Gardens at the entrance with squirrels scurrying about. There were many school groups but since the place is so vast it didn't make a difference. The centre is quite large. We were so fortunate to see the space shuttle. We were pleasantly surprised to view the enormous aquarium... More

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