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California Science Center, Los Angeles

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#3 of 43 in Childrens Museums in California
Science Museum Museum
Visit over 100 permanent exhibits at California Science Center, the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center. Whether you are interested in the 400 plant and animal species at the Ecosystems Exhibit, exploring aerospace artifacts, or riding the high wire bicycle, there are many ways to get involved at the science center. The center is also home to the largest IMAX screen in Los Angeles, standing seven stories high. By bringing science out of the classroom and making it interactive, the center shows that science can be fun and relatable for anyone. To visit California Science Center on your trip to Los Angeles, use our Los Angeles tour planner.
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  • Such an inspiring place to visit and worth visiting, to be able to see the actual space shuttle was breathtaking and inspiring! Lots of things to do it was relatively busy visiting on a Wednesday afte...  more »
  • My grandsons are 9 and 11 and they had a ball. The Imax, space shuttle and hands on science projects kept them busy for hours! It was a real winner!  more »
  • So much things to do and learn. Science and engineering really goes a long way. There are so many exhibitions. You have to come experience it for yourself.  more »
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  • I love the science center! Used to come here as a child with my cousins and aunts. Very fun because it has a lot of interactive material which helps kids Learn. There is a side that teaches you about the human body. Another side about the different ecologies of the world (sea, deserts, Arctic, etc). it is free but there are certain activities that may cost such as a theatre experience on the outside of the place. they have a food court at the lower level, a gift shop, and right outside there's a large beautiful garden of roses.
  • The science center was a great experience. There are many interesting things to see and experience. Currently you can see Endeavor for $2.00. That was a nice experience. You can get tickets there or online. I just bought the tickets on my phone when I got there instead of standing in line and showed them on my phone. Parking costs $12 in the morning, but I believe I read that it changes throughout the day.
  • Huge and beautiful museum with so many interactive areas. Their food court has a good selection. I came here with my son and his school for a field trip. I recommend checking this museum out.
  • Saw the Space Shuttle Endeavor. What could be more awesome! I love the fact that general admission is free and all the displays were well-done: colorful and hands-on. This is a real gem. Take your kids there and you'll have a great day.
  • Love that this is free and one of the better science centers in the country. Great for kids - their California kelp and reef ecosystem exhibit is exemplary. Only thing that hurts is having to deal with the crowds, especially when multiple school buses roll up, so just try to choose your time wisely.

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