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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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Endeavor amazing

Very unimpressed with everything about this museum including the lousy old faded signage the sad metal food court seating the county institutional look of a down at its heels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very unimpressed with everything about this museum including the lousy old faded signage the sad metal food court seating the county institutional look of a down at its heels public building but when I actually saw the endeavor I was blown away by its size, strangeness, detail, everything about it and I never was that interested in the space program.... More 

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Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I went without kids to see the space shuttle Endevour, but would love to return with my kids to see all the exhibits and take in an IMAX. Wish I had had time to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Knowledgable and enthusiastic staff/volunteers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit! The highlight for me was the space shuttle and the associated information provided. The IMAX movies were also excellent. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been to better science museums than this one. If you have children between the ages of 6 and 10 or 11, you might like it in that there are a lot of hands on exhibits for them to explore. The Endeavor was pretty amazing. Not as large as I expected it to be, but impressive nonetheless.

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san pedro ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really good place to visit. Inexpensive and fun for kids and adults. The Space Shuttle is a must, the IMAX has some cool space oriented movies. Some old Apollo and Gemini capusules round out the space exploration part of the center. There are some other science oriented rooms and hall but I will leave that review to... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend a day exploring all the Science Center has to offer. Many hands on exhibits keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. The Endeavour Exhibit is fabulous. You can get so close to the shuttle compared to the Discovery Exhibit in D.C. The Hubble IMAX was very well done. It was interesting to... More 

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Joplin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What I saw was well presented and on a Friday afternoon it was not too crowded. I need to go again as there was not enough time to see everything - the museum closes at 5 pm! Easy access by bus or train from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went for a specific show but was enthralled by the entire environment. If you like science then here is a place to go and see some amazing things. It is the home of one of the space shuttles and you are shocked when you stand next to it at its size

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They had a traveling exhibit on the dead sea scrolls which would have been nice to see, but there were no tickets available when we arrived in the afternoon on a weekend. My husband wanted to see the IMAX, but my kids 9 and weren't interested. The best part about this place was that everything was very hands on and... More 

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Broken Arrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took a Middle School group and they all loved this place. The Endeavor and 3D IMAX show was awesome.

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