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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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Endeavour Shuttle is worth the trip

What a fabulous visit to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle. Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous visit to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle. Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. The orbiter is named after the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I loved this place! I loved all the centers inside and the amazing movie theater right across the way! Just a great experience and they have a little store with snacks and drinks and my son loved their french fries!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is really easy to drive to with lots of parking. The space shuttle Endeavour is magnificent and it was not crowded at all. There is also an Environmental Zone with a marine tunnel which my children adored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A must see if you're in Los Angeles. Good for kids of all ages. We went specifically to see the shuttle and were "blown away" by the experience - its fantastic and will get better when the projected display are is built. So much other stuff to see and do there though - interactive stuff for all kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Center's free exhibits are worth a visit for locals or visitors, but the Endeavor space shuttle is a must-see. A permanent home is being built for it--and for NASA's last-remaining orange fuel tank, among other items of interest--and in its temporary home, it is possible to get close enough to the shuttle in its horizontal position to read lettering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I could never see what the big deal was, but this it truly worth it! The view of LA at night is amazing. The art deco details on the property are stunning. The museum exhibits are interesting. I almost waited in line to look through the actual telescope which is awesome, but people started queuing about 30-45 mins before it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been there three times and every time I go, I learn something new. I have gone to the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit and the Space Shuttle Endeavor. It is a great place for fields trips and family trips.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Whilst interesting to visit I would recommend avoiding weekends and public holidays-traffic jams getting in and out and packed inside the observatory

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Saw the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. A bit too crowded, but understandably so. We didn't spend much time around the rest of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Museums aren't really my thing, I find they go too in depth in their explanations and I loose interest quickly. California Science Centre is interactive with displays that involve you pushing buttons and cranking handles to get the answers. We spent 4 hours there and that was breezing through in an afternoon. It could use a little update but all... More 

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