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“Lots of fun activities for 8 year old grandson”

California Science Center
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Ranked #6 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.
Folsom, California
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“Lots of fun activities for 8 year old grandson”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Entrance to the center is free but you will end of spending money for their very good IMAX films and a few pay activities that kids want to do. Parking is $10.00. We enjoyed watching our grandson indulge in the activities. We really liked the 3D movies. Seeing the Endeavour was great for all of us.

Visited December 2013
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Willamina, Oregon
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“Very interesting, lots of walking!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Awesome museum especially with kids! Parking is the only major expense. Very crowded on a weekday during winter break, needed pre regestration to see Endeavor for busy times so skipped for another visit. Awesome space artifacts though! Even a real moon rock, and lifesize prototype Has of Mars rover! Lots of hands on activities. If walking bothers you, make a two day trip out of it! Has IMAX theater with great looking shows but of course they charge for that. Reasonable though. Really enjoyed it despite the crowds at winter break!

Visited December 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Outing for all ages”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

You will have a great WOW moment when you see Space Shuttle Endeavor and its huge engines. You will see the difference between control centers of Launching Saturn V and Launching Shuttle (if you have visited Houston space center). It makes you laugh when you come across the Space Potty and listen to the commentary. Very educative for all ages

Visited September 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Such a great facility for free!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Kids spent two days here - could not believe this was free other than the $10 parking fee. Well worth a visit. The kid in me enjoyed seeing the space shuttle :-)

Visited December 2013
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“plan on spending all day”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

So much to see do not be in a hurry plan on spending all day maybe two days great place. Will be back for sure

Visited October 2013
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