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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Space Geek Heaven

Only visited here to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour - so pretty hard to be disappointed. Staff were friendly and helpful exhibits were well spaced out and had great information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Only visited here to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour - so pretty hard to be disappointed. Staff were friendly and helpful exhibits were well spaced out and had great information, would definitely go back and spend more time here.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I was there with a 10yo boy so we spent most of our time with the dinosaurs, and I learned that todays birds are the descendants of the ancient giants! This is amazing to experience with kids, but I think I'd like to visit here on my own or with other adults because they have so much to see. There... More 

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Republic, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Took my wife here as she always wanted to go to space camp. Seeing the space shuttle in person was amazing. You cannot grasp just how large they are til you are standing underneath it. Please go visit, donate, take pictures and love it.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The centre is a wealth of information and has great interactive displays for children and adults alike, however the Endeavour Space Shuttle Exhibit for me was just spectacular, even if you are not interested in space you will find yourself gripped by the journey this shuttle has made in and out of space and finally back to California!

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Sydney, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went for the Pompeii exhibit, wasn't impressed. Showed up on a kids day, infested with sugar-induced children, there was a McDonald's inside? Not my type of tea party. The exhibit was aimed at children, I should have known better.

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South Salem, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had never been to see a spaceship up close and personal. Fascinating !! It is historical and not to be missed . No crowds at all.

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Main reason for the visit was the Space shuttle and the other airplanes. Parking fee for the car was $10. We had to pay $2 each to be able to see the upclose. Before entering the "hangar" with the Endeavour we were guided to a exhibition with all kind of nice to knows about the Endeavour, crews and other related... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The science center and museum are best for teen agers that have strong interest in science. Parking is expensive, it is a bit costly if you want to go to the different exhibitions and I did not find it interesting to view the shuttle Endeavor, very conservative presentation. I did enjoy was the 3D theatre but really did not appreciate... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My 16 year old son and I visited the science museum to see the space shuttle Endeavour, it was a fantastic experience seeing the actual shuttle. We spent at least four hours here looking through the exhibits, my son found it very enjoyable, we also bought tickets to see the IMAX film the Hubble telescope, this was amazing and definitely... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It would be hard to see everything in a day plus the Natural History Museum is next door. The IMAX shows are a must see. They do have descriptive audio earbuds available for the blind and hard of hearing. They run about 45 min long and if you get there early you can buy tickets same day. Discounts if you... More 

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