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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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)

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Every time we come back to LA we visit the science museum. You could easily spend a full day here and not see everything

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time we come back to LA we visit the science museum. You could easily spend a full day here and not see everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went purely to see the space shuttle Endeavour..and we were not disappointed, of course you an spend hours reading everything or buying items in the giftshop, but just looking at the shuttle ans she size of it is fun enough...and it's been in space!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always enjoy coming here when we can. Admission is what you pay for donations and there is so much to see and do! The shows are amazing and the staff are extremely helpful!

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Menifee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit both for young and old.( Easy to get to with the Metro.) Besides the space shuttle quite a few other exhibits to check out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visting Cleveland's science center , didn't get to see new stuff here. If already visited science center in USA then you can skip this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see you will need all day. One must see is the space shuttle and the go outside and see a fule pod, it is massive. Take your time here and maybe have a map too so you see what you want and dont miss your highlights.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but don't bring strollers unless you want to wait 30 minutes for the tiny elevator. The Pixar exhibit is loads of hands-on fun for small (3-9 years) children. For far out space nuts, the Endeavour is a must-add part of the tour. The space potty (pictured) comes with a video that covers space pooping (Google "finger cot")... There is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time visiting on my own. The shuttle is the highlight. Book tickets in advance if you need to see the special events (Pixar exhibition).

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no admission for most things here but the parking charge is a little steep. There are lots of things to see and do and would be of great interest for families with children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the IMAX 3D SPACE movie at 10 when the place opened. The movie was great and we enjoyed seeing the planning for a future Mars trip and beyond. Enjoyed a nice walking tour of the center, had lunch at the food court on the outside patio in front of the rose garden and really enjoyed seeing Endeavor up... More 

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