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“The best museum in LA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of California Science Center

California Science Center
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$93.99*
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Hollywood, California Science Center and the Griffith Observatory from Anaheim
Ranked #5 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best museum in LA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Seeing the shuttle Endeavor was a life-changing experience. Viewing the Endeavor is free with the purchase of a ticket to a show, so be sure to catch a show when you're there.

Visited February 2014
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“Nice area, not just the shuttle, more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Start by visiting the many areas full of screens, music, interactive activities for adults and children, history, nature, science treated, and then go to the space shuttle.
The highlight, of course, is the Space Shuttle and the whole area dedicated to it. For those who love the space missions is something that takes your breath away. The space shuttle is like a beautiful giant that will send to the space through your imagination. Don't miss the 3 D movie to complete your visit, and you will really feel the atmosphere.... If you spend more time in the area you can also visit the beautiful rose garden next door.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Just incredible to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle up close here at the California Science Center!! Don't miss the SR-71 spyplane too! Science Center is just the right size. You can see it all in a few hours.

We had lunch out back by the water fountain and the rose gardens. great pictures there too.

Try the Giant Lever at the entrance and see your strength trying to pick up the truck.

Hope you like the pictures i posted with this review

Visited March 2013
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“A M A Z I N G !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

for the price of the car park you can have a fantastic DAY out ..
bring a picnic and that's all you will pay ..
there is something for everyone here ..
then finish it off with a view of the Space Shuttle Endeavor that is breathtaking ..

Visited February 2014
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“Fantastic seeting the real Space Shuttle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The centre is a must if you are technology interested. The added value here is the real size space shuttle and a lot of information on all the missions. It is free entrace to the centre, however you have to pay for parking and IMAX theatre if you want to see one of the 3 films available. We saw the Hubble 3D film that was 45 minutes and very informative in addition to clever use of 3D effects.

Visited February 2014
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