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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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IMAX and Shuttle

Visited for the Space Shuttle Endevour and the IMAX Hubble movie, and not much more. Well worth a visit for those two things alone, and if you have kids, the rest of the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Visited for the Space Shuttle Endevour and the IMAX Hubble movie, and not much more. Well worth a visit for those two things alone, and if you have kids, the rest of the place looks like it is perfect for them (judging by all the running around and yelling from the schools present).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great for kids of all ages. Includes a visit to the space shuttle Endeavour. The environmental centre provides a great view of different ecosystems and how every part interacts.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I toured the museum for the expressed purpose of seeing the Endeavor. This is a wonderful display. You can not only see the aircraft itself, but there is a nice collection of artifacts and information that educates you on the accomplishments of NASA with regard to space travel. You can see missions that were flown and the crews that flew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went only to see the Space Shuttle. The downside was you had to book in advance with a $2 fee - which was a pain as we did not have access to a printer and had to do through hotel. But the display was impressive and my kids enjoyed seeing the shuttle.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We got there at opening and were able to schedule 2 Imax shows and the Endeavor, right after. The shows were excellent, though we had to leave and re-enter between the shows, then stood in line, with exhibits along the way, to see the Endeavor. In the hangar for the Endeavor were many photos of previous flights, their history, what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I've taken my children more than a few times. They have also had field trips with their schools. Surely a kid friendly place and also an adult friendly place if you decide to go without the little ones. As for teenagers and in-betweeners, or more seasoned and upper aged audiences, there are definitely interesting and attention grabbing things for you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to do a educational day here, on our vacation. The kids had lots of hands on things to do and their favorite was the hurricane simulator. Be advised that admission is free but parking is $10 and any special exhibits cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the highlight of this science museum - the retired Space Shuttle Endevor. We also liked the marine acquarium very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As I travel around the country I like to visit museums and science centers. I especially wanted to see this one because of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Rode the Metro in from North Hollywood. Stops at the front entrance to the Science Center. Beautiful entrance with a killer rose garden. There are three space shuttles: one in Florida at the... More 

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West Hills California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is a great place to visit with all age kids. But considering that there are exhibits on health, the one and only place to eat in the museum does not have one healthy option on their kids menu and if you want milk for the included beverage you need to go next door into the little market and purchase... More 

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