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California Science Center

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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...more
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700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great exposition with several attractions. The cherry on the top is the space shuttle Endeavor. While here, you can also visit other museums and expositions. Parking quite expensive ($12), I found on-street parking for $1,5/hour, but maximum parking was two hours and it was approx....More

Thank Lukas K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove to LA just to see the King Tut exhibit at the Science Center and it was well worth the trip. Unless you plan on going to Egypt, this is a once in a life time chance to see these artifacts, as they will...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kind of boring, and most of restaurants too expensive. And parking kind of confusing.plus no help from parking attendants.

Thank Santos M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the science center today with our 4 children (12, 10, 8 and 4). We were impressed with the extent and diversity of the displays and the children loved the many interactive displays. Very educational and fun. Fascinating to see the endeavor spaceship...More

Thank sculley2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to see the King Tut exhibit. The objects themselves were fascinating, but as with all of the exhibits I have been to see at this museum the exhibition itself was poorly done. After looking at an artifact and wondering about it, one turns...More

Thank Departure716649
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most exciting place I have ever visit. Perfect for couple, families and groups. Recommended 100%

Thank Ashton G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The California Science Center was one of the highlights of our trip. We only went there to see the King Tut exhibit, but there is SO much more to see than just that. The Tut exhibit is fantastic, and it's its last time out of...More

Thank stefee818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the space shuttle is worth the visit alone. The rest of the museum is cool, but the shuttle is amazing

Thank OneManWolfpack658
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place very well putogether with some great exhibits would highly recommend checking this place out even if its just to see the shuttle! The king tut exibit at the moment is amazing!

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned to visit this museum just to see the Endeavour, but I've found much more: nature, aviation, science, kids lab and the temporary exposition of King Tutancamon. I used the Go City LA Card to IMAX, and I bought the tickets to see the...More

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August 6, 2018|
Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
A minimum of two hours for King Tut and an additional two hours for the shuttle would be my suggestion. It varies, of course, depending upon the individual. Have fun!
August 5, 2018|
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Response from divagreta2016 | Reviewed this property |
When TUT first visited the US the mask was in the mix of all things tomb. But now--not in the display. If you are intent on seeing the mask--wait a while. A new museum is being built to hold all things Tut and when it opens... More
Gary M
July 10, 2018|
Response from stravel146 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you can check their web site