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“Superb place for learning”

California Science Center
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$94.49*
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Hollywood, California Science Center, and the Griffith Observatory from Anaheim
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$72.00*
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$535.00*
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Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour
Ranked #6 of 593 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I 've been to such a place in Sweden, called UNIVERSIUM. Also the San jose Techshow museum. But it is more useful and full of clues which guide everybody towards science and technology.
The atmosphere and staff behavior are friendly and you and your children can see many sort of scientific experience.
1- The environmental concern will transmit to us
2- The steps of space conquest is in front of our eyes, the Apollo is so interesting
3- Earthquake and other natural disaster are made sensible
and so on
lets go there and enjoy during leaning and experience. specially with children
it is free except the parking lot

Thank hosnegar
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a superb experience with many of the exhibits being interactive.
The staff are extremely friendly and informative. It will be enhanced further when the Shuttle arrives.
The directions on Trip advisor need updating as it's now easy to get to on the Expo Metro line.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have been going to this museum for 60 years! I remember all of the wonderful exhibits they had when I was a kid. Now they are even better with the changes and remodel done a few years ago. The space is open and airy, the exhibits are simply fascinating for kids and adults, and there is so many "hands on" things for kids to do (and learn!) there. I would not hesitate taking anyone to this great place in Exhibition Park. (See the Natural History museum while you are there too, and don't forget the Rose Garden.)

Thank Mikeyprint
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Science Center has exhibits for all ages, but many most appeal to children. There are many hands-on exhibits. A recent addition includes exhibits on the environment and an artificial tide pool and touch tank. The IMAX theater attached always shows great films. The Space Shuttle is expected by the end of October 2012. Admission is free except for special exhibits which travel through regularly. Old timers may recall the California Museum of Science and Industry frm which this evolved. Two other museums are a few steps away and the rose garden is just outside. A new Metro station nearby makes it easy to reach.

2  Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The museum is great. There isn't a charge to get in and there are so many hands on things for kids to do. I will be bringing my grandkids back here. We paid to see the Cleopatra exhibit. There were some great artifacts, but I wasn't thrilled with the way it was set up. I felt rushed because so many people were looking at the exhibits and I felt I needed to move back out of the way. There were quite a few things to see and along with it they had placards explaining some of it. I stopped listening to the guided tour because it was not giving info on the items, but instead it was supposed to be Cleopatra talking to you about what supposedly happened in her life, anecdotes so to speak. I wanted to hear about which ever item I was standing in front of, so I just stopped listening to it. There were several rooms of artifacts and the one that had me in awe the most were two statues that must have stood 30+ft high.

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