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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here to see the live space shuttle for first time in my life...it's great scientific achievement and what a big booster tank it has..awesome Also.loved the 3d.imax movie.in the theater...must visit

Thank KetanDani79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was hard to believe that this amazing attraction only cost us US$2 each to experience. The shuttle is right there to see, walk under and learn about, all in a purpose built (temporary) warehouse. There is plenty of info boards to read and around...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the Space Shuttle up close and personal. Many interactive science exhibits for children and adults. Full size IMAX, good parking, accessible to all. Adjacent to USC and the Coliseium

Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main reason for my visit was to see the Space Shutlle Endeavour as I have seen Atlantis and Enterprise and am trying to see them all. The actual science centre is a really nice place to explore with lots of interesting and fun things...More

Thank mark k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful gem to visit. A day can be easily spent here!! We didn’t visit the body museum but spent all day visiting various areas. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it as well. Worth a visit

Thank Smita K
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a Great place to spend time with family. There is always plenty of parking. The food is not that good. I suggest you eat a good breakfast at a restaurant before you get here.

Thank Nilopedro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay the $2 and see the exhibit on the Endeavour Space Shuttle, great for kids of all ages. Wish we were around for the King Tut exhibit starting March.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initially thought we could cover this place in a half day, but you do need to allow for at least 1-2 days if you want to do it all. We pre-reserved the IMAX show and Endeavor viewing time so just those 2 things took...More

1  Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Science Center with my children at least 3 or 4 times. My kids, now ages 8 and 10 have loved it since they were 3 and 5 years old and truly enjoy it every time. There is tons to see and...More

Thank Happyowl97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your looking for a full day out with plenty to do for your kids then a visit to the California Science Center is a good choice. It is appealing to this generation of kids as there are lots of buttons to push and activities...More

1  Thank kimigp2
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Mary L
14 January 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
The parking is just outside the Science Center and the cost is $12.00 per car. Considering that the admission to the museum is free EXCEPT special exhibits (like the Space Shuttle -- only cost us $2.00 per person) the... More
9 January 2018|
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Response from JR125 | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is, it depends on how busy they are. The IMAX is a firm time. However, seeing the Endeavor can be flexible, IF they are not overly crowded. I would touch base with the person taking the tickets for the... More
6 January 2018|
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Response from Jess90069 | Reviewed this property |
The best thing you can do is contact us for full info on travel arrangements, accommodations, and possible FREE tickets to the Tut Exhibit in 2018. Feel free to Google us!