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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
+1 323-724-3623
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93%
Ranked #7 of 402 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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 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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australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This was really good. The views of LA and the Hollywood hills were great. The only hiccup was that the observatory did not open until 12 noon.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Educational fun for 'children' of all ages. Kids especially like the games and dinosaurs. Unfortunately, it's much too expensive.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Aside from my Sky Dive, this was one the trips I was really looking forward to. Seeing the footage on Discovery Channel on how this was transported for days just to get inside the museum completely amused me. Upon entering the hangar were Endeavor was displayed astounded me. The California Science Center was absolutely informative and interactive. I will really... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Firstly, you can't beat the price. It is free, donations are welcome though. Hands on activities and displays fill the museum providing for ample learning opportunities. They also offer IMAX movies and interactive displays which rotate in and out, so check what they are currently offering. The Space Shuttle is permanently housed there, but call ahead for tickets. Fun for... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I visited the museum mainly to see the Endeavour. We had about three hours to explore the center and we could have spent another three hours there. The center had so many different exhibitions and well there's basically something for everyone :)

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved the science center. My children are 8 & 4 and they were both entertained during our visit. They have many hands on exhibits which both our children enjoyed. The endeavor exhibit is awesome. The center offered a nice balance of fun and education. We would recommend this site to anyone visiting LA.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Something for everyone. We went specifically to see the Endeavour exhibition and the ship itself which there was access to as we paid for the Pompeii exhibition ($19). Awe inspiring. Impressive supporting photography and video. Lots of interaction with the exhibits for the kids and reasonable eating options. (Cost of course). Lovely grounds outside. The metro website gave us bus... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I grew up visiting the California Science center and had visited last about 20 years ago. I remember at that time feeling sad that it had gotten a bit run down and many things were no longer working. Well today I had the chance to come back and visit with my family and it was a nice surprise to see... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great learning experience without being in school. You will be amazed and entertained by a variety of exhibits and critters. Spend an afternoon, but be sure to check out traveling exhibits as they are fantastic!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Set on three floors and free to get in! Expect to bump into lots of school kids! Whether you are interested in natural habitats or space or inventions this place has it all, lots of hands on interactive stuff for all ages to enjoy, seeing Endeavour was incredible!! Also the Galapagos 3D film at the IMAX theatre was brilliant, the... More

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