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California Science Center

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Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone Number: +1 323-724-3623
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's...
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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We have been to the California Science Center twice in the last year. We went for the Pompei and Dead Sea Scroll exhibits. Although we came specifically for these exhibits we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have been to the California Science Center twice in the last year. We went for the Pompei and Dead Sea Scroll exhibits. Although we came specifically for these exhibits we enjoyed taking in the rest of the museum. What a great place to just meander and look around. The exhibits are so interesting and well done. We love visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic attraction! The space shuttle Endeavour was housed there, for a fee of $2, you get to see everything and anything about Endeavour, very educational! That is only part of the exhibit, they sectioned them into themes, i.e Kelp Forest, etc. Lots of hands on exhibits, great for children and adults. They had the Dead Sea Scroll on exhibition for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum last year. I was pleasantly surprised how many exhibits they had. They had an amazing exhibit on the history of los angeles, that i found fascinating. The children will love the dinosaur exhibits.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Dead Sea Scroll exhibit was totally sold out. I'm disappointed we missed this one. However, we watched "Jerusalem" and "Humpback Whales" on IMAX. I've got to say that I was blown away. Excellent, educational and simply beautiful, both movies. It felt like I was there walking the narrow streets of Jerusalem and participating in the various festivals. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I take my kids here often. They often have special exhibits that go along with what we are teaching them in school. And even when they don't, their permanent exhibits are great.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is worth the trip for the Shuttle alone—fortunately, though, there's a LOT more here to see and do. Especially if you're a young person. The exhibits cover a wide variety of topics, and are presented in an engaging, largely hands-on way. It's a large enough space that you don't feel crowded, and parking is easy (rare for LA!). Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place thrilled my husband 9 year old son. They have a beautifully made film at the beginning showing The Endeavour being pulled through the streets to the Science Centre. It really is marvellous. There is so much information about this shuttle & all the journeys into space. There are volunteers who will offer to take your photo & tell... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for decades, and although I tend to think that I've outgrown this place, I am invariably charmed by it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We first visited the science centre when the space shuttle was first installed - and were so enthralled we returned again! To walk around and underneath a real space shuttle was a dream come true. It's so good to see it being preserved. Once it's new home is built we'll be back again I'm sure. Parking is easy - just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Right next to LA Coliseum and Natural History Museum the Endeavor space shuttle was the draw for us. This is a must see.

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