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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow wow wow. I read the reviews and it's simply amazing. Free entry to most parts of the museum or really cheap entry to parts including the SPACE SHUTTLE !!!! Just watch out as it's not the best part of LA. We loved it, the...More

Thank JayWestYorks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw the Body Worlds exhibit that is currently on display. These are human bodies that have been donated to science for study and education. Some of the exhibits show body parts that have been damaged due to smoking, obesity, cancer and others exhibits show...More

Thank Isunwin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been members two years now and we always enjoy this spot. A bit of a haul to get to but worth it when you get here, especially on off days when it's not crowded. The place needs to be revamped but for what you pay...More

Thank Novemberpeanut
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went with my daughter's class in June. I've been there many times with my own classes or my kids' classes on field trips. The space shuttle is there to check out, the other exhibits are great and very educational. The food has improved with...More

Thank SteveinLACa
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful piece of past-science-future greets you as you sidle up to the California Science Center, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird plane that stunned the world sits next to the carpark, ushering you into a world of wonder. The exhibitions come and go but the Endeavour...More

Thank grantmccahon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The California Science Center is great for those who has interest for Science and young kids.The Space exhibit is a must go place in the Center.There are many exhibits to explore.But one thing I dislike is that if let say you enter at 2 o'clock,after...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to check it out and we had a wonderful time. Great exhibits and it only cost $12 to park. It was quite the bargain for 5 of us!

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is jam-packed with exhibits, especially the hands-on type, which makes it interesting to visit. However, maybe because I'm older, a lot did not interest me because it seemed so elementary. I could see where kids under the age of 12 would love this...More

Thank Buckmode
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended an IMAX showing, and then stayed to wander through the science and ecology centers- fascinating. Though there were only adults in our group, families with children were totally engrossed in hands-on exhibits and physical activities everywhere. We stopped in to see the space...More

1  Thank happywanderer13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of us will never be in space, but it is thrilling to see a ship that has been there and back. In addition to the amazing Space Shuttle Endeavor that is on display (a can't miss), there were also Mercury & Apollo capsules, one...More

Thank Tina K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we store luggage here for the day whilst visiting the Centre.
20 March 2017|
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Response from Gina L | Property representative |
Hi gypsy1140! The Science Center does not provide luggage storage.
Manny P
I just reserved a 3:30 for the Endeavor exhibit and the Science Center closes at 5pm. How long will it take to browse through the other points of interest in the center?
18 March 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to get there at opening (about 10). We went to see the endeavor and Pixar exhibit and one IMAX show and we did not even see 25% of the permanent exhibits. There is enough to fill your day (including lunch... More
Hi, we will be visiting from NZ, but hope to visit on a day when shifting between hotels, is there any luggage storage facility her?
23 February 2017|
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Response from Gina L | Property representative |
Hi Amanda! The Science Center does not provide luggage storage.