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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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+1 323-724-3623
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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USD 93.99*
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Hollywood, California Science Center and the Griffith Observatory from Anaheim
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Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour

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Well worth the visit for a good learning experience. Our grandchildren enjoyed all the exhibits and had a good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit for a good learning experience. Our grandchildren enjoyed all the exhibits and had a good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with extended family including small children. Exhibits were great, need to have space technology and an aquarium under the same roof. Seeing the spatial of close was exciting, much more up to date then the Smithsonian air and space Museum in Washington.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With its broad range of 'hands on' exhibitions and its space shuttle display there is something for all ages. Plan to visit mid week, and avoid the crowds, just prepare for the school groups. Some of the exhibits are looking a little tired, and there are a few undergoing repair too - but for a free museum no complaints. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Science center is in a cluster of other interesting places easy to see on the same outing, including an IMAX theater if desired. It is near the USC campus. The Space Shuttle Challenger is there, a real treat to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The California Science Center is designed so that young children as well as adults can understand the world of Science. It is a very well thought out museum with helpful explanations, but the major attraction is the INTREPID which needs no explanation. it is a magnificent structure, a testimonial to aerodynamics

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time and learned a lot. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of very interesting facts and stories with us about the spaceship exhibited there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my Father, my 13 year old brothers, and my 23 year old daughter and her boyfriend- a mixed group of us with all different interests. We all had a blast and we all want to go back. We went for the Pixar experience and also the Endeavor exhibit. So interesting, so much more to see. Just a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The shuttle: Seeing the shuttle in person was far more interesting than I would have imagined. The first thing you notice is just how big it is. The next thing you notice is all of the burn marks and pits from the shuttles last re-entry into the earths atmosphere before becoming a museum exhibit. Looking at this damage one realizes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can pretend you've made it to space in some of the simulators or just stand in awe looking at the actual Space Shuttle Endeavour, and Apollo, Gemini, and Mercury capsules, as well as models of various satellites. (Future plans are in motion to display Endeavour vertically). WARNING: This space monster is HUGE and it's incredible to consider it flew... More 

Thank TrademarkLaw
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were shocked that it only cost $3 to get in to see the space shuttle Endeavor. For that, we got to walk around the rest of the museum, looking at aquariums, beautiful sea life, other habitats, interactive flight simulators and machines. Most of the museum is free. Some of the flight simulators cost to add on, but we were... More 

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