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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 323-724-3623
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Ranked #4 of 308 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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 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.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Well laid out, great exhibits, and viewing the Space Shuttle was incredible. Suitable for all age groups with hands on exhibits. Entrance fee was less than the carparking cost.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

It was just okay, but I've been to much better science centers. And while admission to most of the science center is free, parking is $10 and as a adult visitor I don't think it was worth it. I was in the area for a business trip and by myself, so I pretty much looked at this as $10 wasted.... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This was free and right next to the Natural History Museum, so we made a day of it. Of course, there are exhibits that cost extra. We decided to see 2 of the 45 minute movies which we got a great discount for. We loved them! Galapagos in 3-D and the storms movie were both incredible! They were the highlights... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Space Shuttle Endeavor was the primary reason for the visit, but there was much, much more than the shuttle itself. Plenty of displays and science for all We did not stop all morning the quite bite for lunch and on again for PM The Shuttle is just amazing and we will definitely go back when the new building is completed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Another great day to spend in LA at the California science center .. We got to the place early Sunday morning and we did spend all day in here between the Pompeii and the space shuttle endeavour and it's always good to add more to your info and see more things about other country and collect the best info and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went primarily for the special Pompeii exhibit, but saw most of the other permanent exhibits as well. The was a great place to visit for the entire family.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Brilliant place, went with the lads, had a great time! Was cool to act like little kids again on a school trip! So much stuff to look at and learn. And the Endeavour is just pure... no words. Check it out in you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Space Shuttle Endeavour was the primary reason for the visit, but there was much, much more than the shuttle itself. Plenty of displays and science for all ages.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Educational fun for 'children' of all ages. Kids especially like the games and dinosaurs. Unfortunately, it's much too expensive.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Aside from my Sky Dive, this was one the trips I was really looking forward to. Seeing the footage on Discovery Channel on how this was transported for days just to get inside the museum completely amused me. Upon entering the hangar were Endeavor was displayed astounded me. The California Science Center was absolutely informative and interactive. I will really... More

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