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“Great for the kids, good for a few hours or the whole day”

California Science Center
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Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour
Ranked #6 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great for the kids, good for a few hours or the whole day”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

It's free! Pay for parking only and then make a contribution to enter. There is a lot to see and do for all ages. Good for the very young and older kids, too!

Visited March 2012
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“Love all the hands on exhibits!”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Great museum for kids! Best of all is that there is no entrance fee. However, if you want to see the Imax 3D movie, you'll have to pay for that separately. Overall, great place to spend a few hours. Don't forget to visit the gift store! They have a wonderful selection of science toys and souvenirs.

Visited March 2012
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Moorpark, California
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“Worth every minute and dollar”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We were with our teen age grand nephews and they were fully absorbed in the interactive exhibits and the simulators were interesting. The IMAX (separate ticket) was the icing on the cake. Dont forget the adjacent Rose garden! Parking is good.

Visited August 2011
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Guelph, Canada
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“Solid cheap fun”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Four hours later we were not fully done but definitely got the general jistof everything. Lots of hands on things for all to try. Liked driving drunk, a simulated earthquake and Tess, and the ecosystems section is very well done. Don't forget to pick up a pass card for kids to get stamped. Good for kids and adults. Would love to do IMAX as well but there is enough to do that there was no need. Location is great with a few other museums close by so well worth finding.

Visited March 2012
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“great place to learn and explore”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

fantastic. took the kids. they loved it. I loved it.. I think this is the one where TESS is located....30 or 50 foot robatic something or other to learn about muscles homostasis hmm spelled THAT wrong... well go its a good one....

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