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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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My husband loves science and the natural world so he was in heaven here. I didnt know what to expect but I loved it to. Its a great way to spend half a day In LA

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this museum back in its glory days. I remember when they surgical dummy was cutting edge and the exhibits were shiny, new. Now, it's a shadow of its former self. The good: it's free. You can make a donation, but I don't think most people do. The shuttle exhibit is awesome and I can't wait for it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband loves science and the natural world so he was in heaven here. I didnt know what to expect but I loved it to. Its a great way to spend half a day In LA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is quite a bit to see at the California Science Center though the big attraction is the Space Shuttle exhibit which. The place is very kid friendly though the food options are not great, a packed lunch may be a good idea, There are some hands on exhibits and also the ability to learn quite a bit. I did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by the California Science Center for a short visit to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Wow! We were impressed! First, the museum is free. Yes, free. There is a $2 charge to reserve a time to see the Endeavor and there are add-ons available like tickets to the IMAX theater, but the museum itself is free. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A perfect place to spend a day with children. You can learn about a lot of different things from past to future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit - my preschooler and pre-teen, as well as grandmother, loved it! So inspiring to see the Endeavor in person. The kids also loved the sea exploration area, the creative design area and the IMAX movie (about the National Parks - movie ticket is extra.) What a value the whole visit was: the museum has... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoy aviation - their aircraft and spacecraft exhibits are diverse, accessible and amazing. You can stand in one place and see all three different space capsules our astronauts traveled in: Mercury, Gemini & Apollo. Then, with a separate ticket, you can walk around the corner and see the Shuttle, A wide range of exhibits and activities for a wide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located really close to USC. Great exhibits for children starting at about age 5. Children younger may not be able to appreciate this type of activity. They have an area for kids, gift shop, Imax theater and places to eat inside and within walking distance. The museum also has a huge rose garden attached to it so thats a added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this museum. It has something for everybody. We came in July so the place was CRAWLING with day campers but that was fun too - everyone so enthusiastic. I love to hear "wow look at this!" We saw the National Parks IMAX (yay!) and Endeavour (great exhibit) which would themselves have made a great day but then we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are so many hands on activities in this museum that my grandkids marked it as a highlight of our trip to LA! It was right up there with Disney in their book. Most of the museum is free, except for the space shuttle, but it was only $2.50. Definitly worth it.

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