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California Science Center

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Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
Phone Number: +1 323-724-3623
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's...

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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California Science Centre

Great place to visit, particularly with kids. We went with two 9 year old boys and they loved it. We spent about 4 hours but could have spent longer. It is a safe environment... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, particularly with kids. We went with two 9 year old boys and they loved it. We spent about 4 hours but could have spent longer. It is a safe environment where the kids can explore and have a lot of fun. The Endeavour is the highlight. The volunteers are very helpful and informative so make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are on budget travel in LA, take Metro and buses. Definitely it takes longer but sure one can save a lot. Take my case, as I stayed near the airport, one bus trip to the nearest metro station plus the transfer to metro cost me 1.40 only and that is it. Though I have to change two metro... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent about 5 hours there and enjoyed every minute. There is so much to see the time seemed to fly. Lots of hands on activities for children. The Endeavour is certainly a highlight. Would recommend this be on your to do list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You are immediately net by outdoor exhibits and beautiful rose gardens. The science museum was very "hands on" which the children (& big kids) loved. The cafe was fairly basic but we found that the children's portions were adequate for an adult. There was also a shop selling various food items. Really a picnic in the grounds could have been... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the centre very much, especially the Endeavour, I attended to see the Pixar exhibition. Parking is expensive at $12 on top of the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come back to LA we visit the science museum. You could easily spend a full day here and not see everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went purely to see the space shuttle Endeavour..and we were not disappointed, of course you an spend hours reading everything or buying items in the giftshop, but just looking at the shuttle ans she size of it is fun enough...and it's been in space!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always enjoy coming here when we can. Admission is what you pay for donations and there is so much to see and do! The shows are amazing and the staff are extremely helpful!

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Menifee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit both for young and old.( Easy to get to with the Metro.) Besides the space shuttle quite a few other exhibits to check out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visting Cleveland's science center , didn't get to see new stuff here. If already visited science center in USA then you can skip this attraction.

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