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California Science Center

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Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
Phone Number: +1 323-724-3623
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A very educative and fun science center. admission is free, though you pay separately for different activities in it. One of those is an IMAX theater . We watched a movie about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very educative and fun science center. admission is free, though you pay separately for different activities in it. One of those is an IMAX theater . We watched a movie about the international space station. Very interesting , though take in account you - and your - kids need to have at least basic english otherwise you will need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most interactive and fun museums I've been to. There are so many different kinds of exhibits, that it's bound to peak curiosity in most people who visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is worth the trip to see the space shuttle alone - everything else was a bonus, make sure you get a cool gift from the Space Shutlle Shop!

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The admittance into the Science Center is free but a small fee is required to see the space shuttle Endeavor. Which is a must do. You are with this massive piece of science history up close and personal. It is a true beauty. The aquarium and learning centers are great too. Good for families and minds that like to continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here for the day in late July, well worth a visit, it's amazing. We paid $2 each to go into the space shuttle exhibition and it is definately worth it. Definately the highlight of the day. The rest of the science centre has an amazing way of explaining things, there is a big aquarium, live animals throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum itself is very good, but limited in scope, and definitely worthwhile (particularly given free admission!). But the space shuttle exhibit is incredible. Had already been to two of the other shuttles, but this museum/exhibit blew them all away. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion this is a must visit on a family vacation. It affords all a connect in a real sense to travel on earth and man's conquest of outer space. Truly a must experience. Together with the Imax presentation, it engenders a deeper appreciation for our universe. Quite a cheap tour family tour accessible to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was able to view a "live surgery" of the removal of damaged lung tissue. So many interesting things to see. I enjoyed the Body Works exhibit. The Rose garden which is located right outside was absolutely beautiful. The roses smelled magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go with time! There is so many details! From sentences on the floor to rocks from the moon! Lovely place, I'm going back, the entrance is free, you might pay for some attractions. Amazing place for kids, don't forget to enjoy the garden outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibits are not only interactive but educational. The gift shop has amazing items that you will want to buy them for yourself.

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