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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Go see it! It's practically free! One of he most complex things mankind has ever built and you can stand a few feet from it, walk under it. Took my breath away. In several years they will have it displayed standing up, which will also...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best places I have visited. Alot of impressive objects that really highlight the golden age of science and space crafts. You should also watch the short movie.

Thank Ibrahim I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are regulars here and I felt compelled to write. This center is super interactive, offers a number of activities for children and has the added bonus of being free to enter. There are charges for the shuttle and the IMAX but these are reasonable....More

Thank 4WilsonsUK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed tremendously playing scientifical games/projects, watching IMAX, space shuttle, and related displays. I want to go there soon to have the grandkids explore its discovery rooms. In addition, it's a beautiful building with nice surrounding environment to stroll on...

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Science Museum is much more than science...the history in it is worth so much for children and for older folks who have lived through the break throughs of air and space exploration. Memories will be congered here and memories made. Then there are the...More

Thank maria112050
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Science Center is a great place to take and show your kids, and even adults can marvel at all that is there. a must see is the space shuttle. what a marvelous piece of engineering. and the sight of the older space capsules are...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 days ago

my half-day at the Science Center was enjoyable. We went during the Pixar exhibit and luckily got the last entry without booking in advance. I found it very thorough and entertaining. Some of the exhibits are outdated which is to be expected. Seeing the space...More

Thank mgerber18
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the California Science Center this summer and it was a fun and educational outing. First of all, there is no entry fee, but you can always make a donation, and there was a lot to see! I enjoyed viewing and peeking inside the...More

Thank Ginger T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This FREE museum will blow your mind! Tons to do. Can easily spend a full day there with kids 1-12...1/2 day for sure. Mind blowing surprise with the space shuttle on site...I mean, knew it was there, but really didn't understand the massive scale of...More

Thank Gebe W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an inspiring place to visit and worth visiting, to be able to see the actual space shuttle was breathtaking and inspiring! Lots of things to do it was relatively busy visiting on a Wednesday afternoon but spacious and plenty time to enjoy the exhibits!...More

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Silvia N
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Alice C | Reviewed this property |
And I had forgotten but they do give you two free parking passes that are worth about eight to $10 each and some free tickets to the IMAX theater along with some free tickets to the bicycle that is suspended above the main... More
Silvia N
July 17, 2017|
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Response from traveling_man0904 | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in person while at the center, or go on-line to their website....,
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Buckmode | Reviewed this property |
Entry to the Science Center is free. You only have to make reservations for the Endeavour exhibit if you go on the weekend. if you are close enough to take the Red Line Metro do it, as it stops right at the Science Center.