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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
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Reviewed yesterday

Really wanted to see the Endeavour, and wow did I ever. Up close and personal. It was amazing. Great displays and really helpful staff to tell you everything you ever wanted to know. The rest of the Center was great too!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KiwiStaces
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there for the Endeavor Exhibit but actually ended up spending longer time on the other exhibits. They might be really cool for the younger kids but we had a lot of fun with no kids in the party, just some people interested in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travellingal10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time at the Science Center. We specifically went to see the Endevour and it did not disappoint! Cannot wait to go back once it’s new home is finished. Loads of other interesting things too for all ages A definite must...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 642hesterj
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our son is very interested in technology and science. There is so much to offer at the California Science Center that you can spend all day experiencing it. We also watched an IMAX show,on the planets, and it was very informative. I highly recommend visiting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled all the way from Australia to visit LA and this was a great place to take our children. They loved it and it was one of the highlight's of our trip. We spent a whole day here and could have probably spent much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

After learning the Endeavour had found a new home in Los Angeles this was our first visit to the Science center. Being able to walk around and under the Endeavour was really fantastic. The engineering genius can be seen up close. On a weekday it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clifton123
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 Theme Parks in a row (with my children 9 and 11) I decided that we needed a break. The Cali Science Center was high on my list due to the Space Shuttle Endeavor Exhibit - I thought we would do 2 hours at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sebcat14
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m a huge space fan, although I try to hide it, but here I certainly transformed into a super nerd. Great info. Plenty to see and do. Will take a full day to see everything

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GayBear35
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight for us was to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. While here, you can also visit other museums and expositions. Parking quite expensive ($12). The California Science Center was one of the highlights of our trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aiden P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Big. 3 floors. Gift store. Food court. We found that this museum is more geared toward older children to adults. We found enough to do with our 2 1/2 year old in the Discovey Centers but other than that it was a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Nicole L
January 8, 2019|
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Response from lupita1868 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, it is open later for the special exhibit portions only.
December 2, 2018|
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Response from billpW1998QX | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest booking ahead to make sure the time you want is available.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
A minimum of two hours for King Tut and an additional two hours for the shuttle would be my suggestion. It varies, of course, depending upon the individual. Have fun!