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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

Visited here last week with family. Lots of interesting exhibits, but after visiting Universal Studios and Pacific Park, our 6 grandkids were not as excited and into the exhibits as we adults were. I especially want to commend the center for the awesome assistance they...More

Thank travelinglina
Reviewed yesterday

I thought this place was really good. For a start it was FREE! If you wanted to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour, it cost $2 each. There was a guide, who showed us the different tiles coating the shuttle and gave us interesting facts. There...More

Thank ghade63
Reviewed 2 days ago

I try to go at least once a year. I've gone twice this year on high school field trips. Once we added the Endeavor and a IMAX movie (Biology class 10th grade), and once we added Body Worlds Pulse (Physiology 12th grade). There are so...More

Thank kimbabble
Reviewed 3 days ago

"Dream Big" - a new film at I Max shows the importance of engineers in our lives and how kids are getting interested in engineering at many elementary and high schools due to current and fascinating technology. Engaging and informative, it impressed the 8 year...More

Thank brooklyngirl43
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved this attraction - loads of hands on exhibits to entertain the kids and adults. There was even an aquarium and a beautiful rose garden. And all free of charge, just pay $12 cash for parking. We were really impressed with the whole thing....More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place to be with familly, or alone but, certainlly is a place in that you must to include in your wish list to visit before died.

Thank Maria do Carmo P
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how much is it to get in there
26 June 2017|
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Response from Buckmode | Reviewed this property |
Entry to the Science Center is free. You only have to make reservations for the Endeavour exhibit if you go on the weekend. if you are close enough to take the Red Line Metro do it, as it stops right at the Science Center.
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