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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend going early. We arrived near opening time of 10am. Fairly empty and easy to move around. We booked Shuttle entrance on-line in advance. Great viewing hall. Like how close you can get. Gives great perspective for size. One Volunteer was great with my...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only went to visit the Endeavor Space shuttle, but after going there, we wished we had spent the whole day at the Science Center. This place is amazing. The Endeavor Space Shuttle exhibition is what I have talked about the most from my holiday,...More

2  Thank ozeire
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There was many interesting exhibits to see. Good thing it was free entrance. Additional fee is neded for seasonal/special exhibit which I did the endeaver & king tut. It was pretty awesome. Felt like I was in Egypt & went to outer space & back.

1  Thank sarayang27
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here, three adults. We went for the Endeavour shuttle and the Tutankhamun exhibition, both we very wrth while. We also did the Hubble 3D IMAX, again, this was informative and first class. The Science exhibits are aimed at young children or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the California Science Center to see the King Tutankhamun exhibit (timed tickets must be purchased). Once this exhibit finishes, these treasures, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, will permanently be placed in a museum in Giza, Egypt. Thus, it was important to...More

2  Thank Lena K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two 10 year old grandsons to the California Science Center while visiting LA for a week. They got to experience such a wide variety of exhibits, including the shuttle Endeavor. I don't know if there was anything they didn't enjoy. There were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take the family. The actual science center is free, and you only pay for parking and extra exhibits like the Imax theatre or flight simulators. There are a couple healthy restaurants on site and tons of hand's on interactive...More

Thank Lindsay S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This center is an iconic place for the display of the scientific development in space technology. Visited it two days ago and was very impressed of what I saw there. Will like to visit agai, before we leave USA.

1  Thank shashi09
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has so many interesting exhibits for all ages. Not too technical and lots of variety. you could easily spend 4+ hours here. We took the bus - 30 mins from union station.

2  Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The California Science Center and seeing King Tut was amazing my favorite part was seeing the shuttle Endeavor and getting to talk with some of the folks working in the hanger that worked on the heat shield calculations. Bob was full of amazing information we...More

1  Thank Chris L
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Nettie L
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Travelin M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything for any storage. May have to call or search website. There isn’t really any space but maybe they could hold in the back somewhere?
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MrsDaleJr8
June 6, 2018|
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Response from jamesv8 | Reviewed this property |
Space shuttle and space exploration exhibits.
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