California Science Center, Los Angeles

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. Using our international travel planner, Los Angeles attractions like California Science Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Within Exposition Park. the entrance is free. It is very interesting, the number of exhibitions has is huge, as well as very educational. Calmly you can spend half the day there, knowing and learning. The jewel of the Center is undoubtedly the Endeavour. It is breathtaking in its immensity and what it represents. If yours are the sciences in general (not limited only to space), is your place.
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  • See endeavour! Is all about delivering this (laughs) during the round and round Kettle until endeavour. Along the way there is also little attractions like the charges are applicable. Or like a spaceship ride, that guy is. But endeavour's value is!
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  • This is a wonderful gem to visit. A day can be easily spent here!! We didn’t visit the body museum but spent all day visiting various areas. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it as well. Worth a visit  more »
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  • A great location for family and friends. It has loads information and plenty items to display. Each exhibition hall has its unique and any people with any age could find his/her own thing. Parking is easy, but maybe not suit for holiday season. Food are good with fair price. Highly recommended to everyone.
  • Great museum experience! Nicely sized so it doesn't feel too huge but is packed with enough stuff to keep you occupied all day. The special attractions are well worth the price and are expansive and extremely informative. Was there for about 6 hours and spent almost all that time in Body Worlds and Endeavor exhibits. General admission is FREE, though any donation goes directly to the Science Center and allows them to keep being great. I will definitely be returning soon to take in all the other exhibits the Science Center has to offer. Food court has 3 offerings (pizza, tacos, and a grill) and one dessert place. I went to the grill and prices were about $8-12 a sandwich, not bad for a museum food court. The food and quality was better than expected. Got to try the jalapenos ketchup with some fries at the grill! Topping the Free attractions are the Kelp Forest Aquarium, the Ice Wall, and the Aerospace room! Check them out!
  • This place has great exhibits of the U.S. space program. One of the original space shuttles are housed here. There are old planes and spacecraft from the moon landings. There are also other visiting exhibits. We saw one of Pompeii cast molds. The movies and extra exhibits cost money, but the normal ones are free. Parking is easy.
  • The Ca Science Ctr continues to not disappoint~so grateful for knowledge. WOW to the Body World's:Pulse exhibit! The vision of Dr Gunther von Hagen & his amazing team of experts was marvelously displayed beyond my imagination. Anatomy in All its beauty has never looked so vivid and glorious. It is the best exhibit I've personally ever seen thus far in my life. Sincere Respect & Thanks to ALL Body Donors. The quest to stay healthy has never been clearer after viewing this exhibit💚
  • Very nice place to bring kids of all ages. They have things for everyone to learn from! This place has improved alot from when I used to come here on field trips! The parking is $12 and the entrance to the science is free but there is some exhibits that you have to pay for! We paid for the bodies visit and even though it was $20 it included the endeavor also so it was worth it!

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