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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 323-724-3623
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Ranked #3 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the science centre and it was amazing!! It is free entry and you can make a donation to the centre if you wish!! It was incredible! We got to see a spaceship and learn so much about how astronauts live while up in space. This is definitely a must see place for kids and adults

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the California Science Center to see the Pompeii Exhibition. The Pompeii Exhibition is well worth the price and time to see, it is very well done and educational. We spent about 1 1/2 hours in the exhibition. We had time left and went through the Endiver exhibit in the afternoon. This is really a great up close... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Even if the focus often seems to be on military glory you cant help but be impressed by the technology on display

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We have been wanting to visit the Endeavour and it was an inspiring experience to know about the shuttle's history. The exhibits are very interesting. There is also a beautiful garden around it. Definitely worth the visit

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Up close and personal with Space Shuttle Endeavour, wow it's big! Understand the shuttle's history and why it existed in the first place. Also so much more to see and do than just the Shuttle. Allow half a day.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic science museum, especially well suited to families with children. You can see the Space Shuttle and it is breathtaking to be so close to it. They are still working on the permanent display, but you can still see the shuttle in a hanger-like building. Make sure that you watch the video of how they brought it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

California Science Centre - Space Shuttle Endeavour on display - free admission (but tickets to be reserved). Fee charged for IMAX 3-D and special exhibits - Seniors have discounted admission. Interactive science exhibits over several galleries. See the Pompeii exhibit on display till 21st Jan. The Ecosystems is an amazing hands on exhibit

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I have been bringing my kids here for over 10 years and never get tired of it. It's educational for both my kids and for me. The IMAX theater is a bonus and all the other museums are great too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We all bought the tickets for the Imax3d which was very fun and informative. We went to the science museum and seen the space shuttle. Fantastic day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I could stand under the Space Shuttle and just look it for hours. But there is so much more to see in this fantastic museum. You need at least 4 hours to visit inside the museum and at least 2 hours to explore outside. My favorite outside piece is the SR-71 prototype and I spent over an hour walking around... More 

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