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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 323-724-3623
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Ranked #9 of 371 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Went to see Endeavor. Stayed for a lot more! Great place to take the kids. Can't wait to see permanent exhibit structure for the space shuttle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

small enough to get through in a few hours but large enough to make it worth the drive. The Endeavor is here so that in itself is worth the trip. IMAX theater on sight has great eductional films that the kids liked. Lots of hands on stuff to do for them. Its a two hour drive for me but we... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good dinosaur exhibit that my little guy loved. Lots of interactive stuff for kids to play with . . . learn by doing!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museum is free and worth a look around, although I went mainly to see the Endeavour exhibit. Frankly the exhibit was a bit boring and the Endeavour itself was smaller than I imagined, but the entire science center made up for it. Since it was only $2.00 and $10.00 I can't complain. It was a good visit. PS -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went there as part of a gala-dinner event, so we had dinner right under the wing of the space shuttle! What a sight, admiring the space craft while dining. NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman was the guest speaker and spoke about his experiences in space and onboard Endeavour. There was sufficient time to walk around every corner of the space... More

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must go place for you, your family and with your children or love ones. Lots of exhibition and hands on activities for children at all age. Can be crowd during the holidays and weekends. However, a place you can't be missed.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

So excited we finally got a chance to see the Endeavor. It really is fascinating up close. The IMAX Space 3D was VERY cool, the kids were totally captivated by it as we're my husband and I. It is very interesting. The Science center was very fun and had ALOT to see. It was free to get in, just $10/car... More

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Marquette, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you grew up with space stuff, if you are just an unreconstructed geek, if you are a taxpayer or if you are anyone else, go see the Endeavor! Science Center curators have done a world class job of all this -- a good exhibit area with artifacts (space kitchen and space toilet!), a flight simulator ride, the ground control... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I go here every year with the kids from school. They always have a great time! We usually go to the IMAX theatre first to see a movie and then off to the Science Center. There is always a lot to see and the kids are kept busy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Adults can Enjoy the imax, make sure you book double/triple muvees really worth your $ As for the science center materials, best for kids ~5 y.o up

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