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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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+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)

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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Good but for kids

It's a good science museum. The museum itself is free (A donation is always welcome), but some 'special' things you have to pay, like the spaceshuttle or the imax movies. For me... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2016
Zaventem, Belgium
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Zaventem, Belgium
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

It's a good science museum. The museum itself is free (A donation is always welcome), but some 'special' things you have to pay, like the spaceshuttle or the imax movies. For me, it is very interesting for childeren, the earth, nature, space, ... is well explained for them. Easy reachable by bus.

Thank Jimmy320F
Torrance, California
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have personally been to many exhibits at the California Science Center and every time I have been there they always have interesting and excellent exhibits. They have always done a good job with the way everything is set up for visitors to see and enjoy. Parking can be a bit of a problem and you have to pay to... More 

Thank Metrotorrance
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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

It's a great way to spend the day a bit crowd it depending on the time that you go and the exhibitions that are on overall good times

Thank Danny F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2016

This facility is a good learning resource for kids and adults. The exhibits are well laid out and explained. The variety of displays likewise are good.

Thank Chingachgook
Los Angeles
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

My 5 year old girl and I visited here in Jan. with our friends. We stayed for 3 to 4 hours until we got exhausted. There is just too much to see in this entire place. My daughter loved to experience what it is like to be in the space. I, too learned something new myself. Very fun and educational... More 

Thank Akane M
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

i didnt have much time to spend there. but there was lots to learn and see! it was interesting and looks like the kids enjoyed themselves. unfortunately didn't have time to see all exhibits.

Thank Benjamint2411
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you are into aerospace memoribila, this is a great place to go. Get your tickets in advance online and don't forget to go to the IMAX on the grounds.

Thank Steve S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

CSC offers a wonderful opportunity to get close to a rare bird; one that flew into outer space and return. Truly exciting.

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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Seeing the space shuttle literally took my breath away!! Standing under it, I could feel how many dreamers and scientists it took to make it happen!

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

I am not impressed with our science center as it always seems to dumb down all the science it tries to explain. More interactive displays might help but perhaps our local kids are too fixated on games and not thinking so a science center is unneeded for them. Let these kids see a movie. All you have to do is... More 

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