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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 385 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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This museum now features the Space Shuttle Endeavour (horizontal when I saw it). There are plenty of hands-on exhibits for children to explore. Excellent aquarium that can be seen from the side and roof.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The California Science Center is a great example of this kind of a kid-oriented science museum and activity center, but the main reason to visit is to see up close and personal one of the four retired Space Shuttles -- Endeavour. It's an impressive experience that will leave you in awe. Don't miss it.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous museum! Very educational and tons of hands-on exhibits for family. We went on a day free for residents so it was super busy.

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there to see an Imax film and they gave us a free pass to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. We went to see it and stopped in at all the other exhibits there. Their normal exhibits are free - only the special visiting exhibits have an admission fee. We enjoyed the Imax movie on Madagascar... More

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Ann Arbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went with our two teenage boys and saw the exhibit on Pompeii and the permanent collection. We enjoyed a lot of the center, and it's well put-together. The space shuttle is the highlight of course, and is worth the time and money to visit even if you skip the rest.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the Science Center in June 2014 mostly to see the Endeavor. The space shuttle is very very impressive, from the scorch marks along the tiles to the giant engines and it satisfied all of us (Dad, Mom, and 14,11, and 8 year olds)! It was well worth the ticket fees to visit (a minimal $2 "processing" fee per... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had the displeasure of having my make-up bag stolen with around £200 worth of make-up in it (I was going somewhere fancy after the Science Centre and bought it so I could get ready). I realised on the free-way that it was no longer in my bag and called the centre - which was closed. I woke up first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went to see the exhibit on Pompeii and the Columbia shuttle. Pompeii exhibit very nicely done. Enjoyed the video of the movement of the Columbia through the streets of LA - wish I had been there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Visitors to Los Angeles should be commited to visit this place. The NASA replics are amazing and Endeavour is unforgetable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is where the last space shuttle is on display. What a great opportunity to see history up close. The science center is free to get in but there is a $2.00 charge to see the shuttle. Do not be discouraged with the large crowds. The lines move fast & the buildings are very large. Be sure to watch the... More

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