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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
+1 323-724-3623
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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center
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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
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700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great science museum near the USC campus! Loved the spaceship Endeavor that’s on display and learning more about the space program’s history.

Thank Houdah A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived first thing in the morning and are really glad we did as the Center gets busy very quickly (the price you pay for it being free). We headed straight to Endeavour and were not disappointed, there is a great video and lots of...More

Thank Lianna S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The science center is fantastic, entrance fee is by donation. Wonderful food court when you need a meal break and until the end of the year you can see the treasures of King Tut. Fabulous!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here last March on a trip with 4 year-olds and 10 year-olds. They loved the exhibits, and it was great to have plenty of different things to do for different interests. There's a nice aquarium, geographical exhibits (snow and desert environments), sea animals one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The science centre is absolutely fabulous. Every time we are LA we always go there. It's incredibly interactive which our kids love (and they're 16 and 20). You can get blasted in a wind tunnel, experience life in different biomes, climb a rock wall and...More

Thank jodidella
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here before to see the Endeavor but wanted to see the King Tut exhibit which was excellent. The museum itself is not very user friendly. To see the Tut exhibit first you go upstairs and then you have to go back downstairs...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this on the same day as the Natural History Museum and were not disappointed. So much to see. It’s a great place for every age, especially children. Although it was very busy we managed to see most things.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know where to start. See everything from space, flight, automotive, energy, biology, geography, earthquakes and even things like fright. Presented in an easy to understand but mind blowing way.

Thank Air-Magician
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can spend an entire day here exploring all the things around. And surprisingly except the space shuttle visit and the show, everything else is free. Food options are available. Just go and explore, even more if you have kids accompanying you. I recommend paying...More

Thank Abhishek D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Science centre has lots of space items - Apollo and Gemini capsules and space Shuttle endeavour which was amazing. Great for kids with plenty of Hans on exhibits. The King Tutankhamen display was great with plenty of photo opportunities. Well worth the $30 to get...More

Thank David B
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Elizabeth N
28 February 2018|
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Response from Gina L | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth! Regarding KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh... Visitors with backpacks must bring them to the front of their body and wear them over their chest.
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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
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