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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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I took my 11 year old nephew to this museum and must say that it was one of the best museums. He wanted to do everything - and leaving was not an option for him. We started in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a difficult review as I could hardly wait to visit as I knew this was going to be the highlight of our trip to LA. Not so much. The Endeavour and Dead Sea scrolls exhibits are incredible. They alone are worth the trip. I mean, amazing. Pay to see the Dead Sea scrolls. They are worth it! Jerusalem... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took my 11 year old nephew to this museum and must say that it was one of the best museums. He wanted to do everything - and leaving was not an option for him. We started in the water areas (Ecosystems), then saw the whale I Max movie (the movie costs extra), then continued on to the space shuttle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Seeing a Space Shuttle is a really special experience but far more for us than the kids as it turned out. This was our first experience of IMAX and we were hugely impressed. You only really need half a day.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a great place to take children for real education! We took our grandson there, and he was amazed.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome science museum made more awesome by the recent addition of the Space Shuttle exhibit. The downside is that it is usually overly crowded, most likely because it is free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to the California Science Center many times. The last time was when i went to see the Endeavor for the 2nd time. Enjoyed taking pictures at the Endeavor and listening to volenteers explaining more about the space craft. After the Endeavor experience we again went to see various exhibits and museum attractions. A perfect place for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've visited this museum on our last visit to LA and it's been a great experience each time for the whole family. My daughter and I, in particular, love science so we really get into the exhibits, but our entire family has a blast here. Parking was $10 and the museum is free. The touch tank was the coolest to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday and it was moderately crowded but not overly so. You'll need a reservation for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit on the weekends. Moderate line but it a great exhibit. Plan to take your time and spend at least one hour to see and read through the exhibit. The Endeavor is still under development. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great and inexpensive adventure with your family. Had a birthday party at the bench area. Made a full day out of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You will marvel at how such a wonderful museum could be free. Like the ocean? There is a huge tank that simulates the motion of the sea and daily shows with the divers that care for the tank. Prefer life sciences? Learn about he body and watch chicks hatch? Earth? Build your own dam and watch how erosion happens. Of... More 

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Additional Information about California Science Center

Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone Number: +1 323-724-3623
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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