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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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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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Great place to take out of town guests

If you are into aerospace memoribila, this is a great place to go. Get your tickets in advance online and don't forget to go to the IMAX on the grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are into aerospace memoribila, this is a great place to go. Get your tickets in advance online and don't forget to go to the IMAX on the grounds.

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Thank Steve S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

CSC offers a wonderful opportunity to get close to a rare bird; one that flew into outer space and return. Truly exciting.

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Thank Catherine4Leaves
Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seeing the space shuttle literally took my breath away!! Standing under it, I could feel how many dreamers and scientists it took to make it happen!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not impressed with our science center as it always seems to dumb down all the science it tries to explain. More interactive displays might help but perhaps our local kids are too fixated on games and not thinking so a science center is unneeded for them. Let these kids see a movie. All you have to do is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seeing the space shuttle was the highlight of the trip to the Science Center. The volunteers were friendly and eager to share information. The shuttle was the main reason we visited but found the rest of the museum just as interesting. What a gem!

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Thank Reeselmt
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One day we may all be traveling on a space shuttle. But for now, standing underneath a vast wing and experiencing the grandiose size of an "airplane" is so cool! Well worth the trip even if you don't take children. It's extra awesome for kids. Adjoining the property is the history museum also. Behind the history museum is a rose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to purchase the tickets for the SPACE exhibit to see some of the bonus exhibits, then allow plenty of time for visiting the shuttle. We went, specifically, to see the shuttle and we were glad we did. It's an impressive piece of history and technology. Though the views are all from below and beneath, it's still a powerful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite an educational centre, and great for children who are coming to learn about biology, physics etc. However, although educational, I've been to other science centres which are much more interactive and may be better for learning. For those who are older I didn't particularly find the centre that interesting - just like learning what you would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many excellent exhibits here, but the most arresting is Space Shuttle Endeavor, back home in southern California, where it was built, & after astounding successes into space. This incredible voyager has physical presence, of course, but it has something much more, scientific spiritual presence that moved me profoundly. Do not miss this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and huge science center, just 8 minutes driving from Downtow. Full of interesting things, from nature to technology. Probably the whole experience is more appropriated for families with kids, as most of the exhibitions are developed in a way more suited for kids. A must-see the pavilion with Shuttle Endeavour, breathtaking!

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