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California Science Center

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Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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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)

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We were shocked that it only cost $3 to get in to see the space shuttle Endeavor. For that, we got to walk around the rest of the museum, looking at aquariums, beautiful sea... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were shocked that it only cost $3 to get in to see the space shuttle Endeavor. For that, we got to walk around the rest of the museum, looking at aquariums, beautiful sea life, other habitats, interactive flight simulators and machines. Most of the museum is free. Some of the flight simulators cost to add on, but we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Science centre was awesome. So many things for the kids to do. The highlight was the Endeavour Space Shuttle. We also did hte Space IMAX 3D movie and the Pixar Exhibit. Very easy to get to on the Metro (train). There were some healthy options for lunch also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took our 16-year old grandson here for a bit of science, technology and history. The Center is a terrific spot for children and teens, and the Endeavor is a spectacular thing to see no matter your age. And strangely enough for this type of attraction, the food in the food courts isn't bad either and there is a good selection... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see when in LA the exhibits are very good but the highlight has to be the Space Shuttle. Walking around it up close is truly amazing. It is massive. They have special exhibits throughout the year but the permanent exhibits are well worth a visit. The shuttle is without a doubt the highlight of any visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unique experience... to see the real Space Shuttle Endeavour... Incredible beauty and sexy... Maybe the hangar could be a little larger, but's ok. Interesting the NASA shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit for both adults and kids alike - lots of interactive stuff to keep people interested. The shuttle is awe-inspiring to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see the shuttle. It is a great experience. In the building are people (engineers, etc.) that worked on the shuttle. We had a great conversation with an engineer. He was able to talk with us about the complexity of the shuttle in a way that both of us were able to understand and appreciate (one of us is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the museum is geared more for kids. I did like the space shuttle to look at. It was still fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the science center to be okay-ish. The IMAX movie was good but other than that it felt like most of the displays were made for kids.

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Sacramento, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We mainly went for the Endeavor Space Shuttle, but there is so much more. We got there early when the crowds were sparse. When we left around 1:00, it was quite crowded. Lots to see and there are many interactive exhibits for the kids.

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