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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Unique experience... to see the real Space Shuttle Endeavour... Incredible beauty and sexy... Maybe the hangar could be a little larger, but's ok. Interesting the NASA shop.

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

Unique experience... to see the real Space Shuttle Endeavour... Incredible beauty and sexy... Maybe the hangar could be a little larger, but's ok. Interesting the NASA shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit for both adults and kids alike - lots of interactive stuff to keep people interested. The shuttle is awe-inspiring to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go see the shuttle. It is a great experience. In the building are people (engineers, etc.) that worked on the shuttle. We had a great conversation with an engineer. He was able to talk with us about the complexity of the shuttle in a way that both of us were able to understand and appreciate (one of us is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some of the museum is geared more for kids. I did like the space shuttle to look at. It was still fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the science center to be okay-ish. The IMAX movie was good but other than that it felt like most of the displays were made for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We mainly went for the Endeavor Space Shuttle, but there is so much more. We got there early when the crowds were sparse. When we left around 1:00, it was quite crowded. Lots to see and there are many interactive exhibits for the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was hanging around USC and went to CSC. A real hands on experience, if you are traveling with kids, ir is definetively a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun museum in downtown LA (near USC). The parking is expensive ($12) but the entrance to the museum is by contribution (pay what you can) so it evens out. We went to the Science of Pixar exhibit (extra cost) since I am a big fan of all the Pixar movies. (If you can go, it's a great... More 

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 3 grandkids ages 9, 11 and 14 to the museum yesterday. We arrived at10am (opening time) and stayed till closing (5pm.). We bought our tickets online and arranged to see the Pixar exhibit, the Imax ocean film and the Endeavour space shuttle. Although the museum itself is free, the extra exhibits (Pixar, Imax) did have a fee. Even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the museum on a bus tour. We would have loved to stay longer, but couldn't because the bus was leaving.

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