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California Science Center

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Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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+1 323-724-3623
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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)

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You Can See the Space Shuttle Endeavor!

This science museum has the typical interactive displays, some of which don't work because kids have been banging away on them, but DO NOT miss the opportunity to see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This science museum has the typical interactive displays, some of which don't work because kids have been banging away on them, but DO NOT miss the opportunity to see the Endeavor, the actual space shuttle! When we walked into the massive room and saw the Endeavor hanging from the ceiling, my heart leaped; this is one of the vehicles that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I Love the California Science Center. The floor to ceiling aquarium is mesmerizing. And you must see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Lot's to do and see here, worth the trip.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in space travel and the Space Shuttle this is an absolute must see and is FREE. There are very knowledgeable volunteers there some of whom have worked for/with NASA on the Space Shuttle project who give extraordinary insight into the whole space program. Try one of the simulators ($6) and add an element of fun. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the California Science Center because our plans had changed with the cancellation of a train ride. The center has a lot of great things to see including the Endeavour Space Shuttle. We also watched an IMAX 3D movie called A Beautiful Planet. This is a great place to explore with children and we plan on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are permeant exhibits for ecology, ocean, satellites etc and then there is Endeavor. The sighting of the exhibits are free, but for Endeavor there is a 2$ per person ticket. Book it online for ease. The intact spaceship is something else to see .. I have seen space ships and suits before in other museums but this experience was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The California Science Center is home to The Space Shuttle Endeavour. There are three floors of exhibits on a little bit of everything. There are aircraft and original space capsules used in the Mercury and Gemini programs as well as space suits and displays showing what it was like to travel on the space shuttle. There is a large parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I combined this with the Natural History museum as they are nearby and I would recommend this to travellers. However, this appeared to be very suitable for a day out with the kids as there were many of them, school groups etc. Might be for the best to pick a more quiet time or day though I imagine it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In addition to the Endeavor space ship and control room, there are easy to understand exhibits of all kinds about scientific studies which are very good for young people who may not find them as complicated as one would expect! The museum charges only for the Endeavor attraction; every other area is free and very worth the time and effort.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is mainly about the Shuttle Endeavour which is displays brilliantly in a large hanger-like building. There is also an interesting collection of space exhibits. A good place to visit if you're interested in aerospace and have a couple of hours free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the CSC, really good museum. Lots of school children on our visit who all seemed to be really enjoying themselves. The Pixar exhibition is worth paying to see, incredible what goes into making a film. The Endeavour is a truly spectacular sight to behold.

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