Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey

#510 of 848 in Museums in California
First opened in 2009, the Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC) is recognized as the National Memorial to the space shuttle Columbia and its crew that was lost on STS-107. We are located on the site of the old Boeing/Rockwell/North American plant where all of the Apollo Command/Service Modules were built and the Space Shuttle was conceived.

The Columbia Memorial Space Center, located in Downey, California, is a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Through world-class programs and engaging exhibits, the Space Center strives to ignite a community of critical and creative thinkers.

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  • This is a pretty small science center designed mainly for kids. Even so, there are some interesting displays that have a lot of interesting details about the technical aspects of the Apollo program. T...  more »
  • Hands on aerospace experiments, interesting exhibit and movie about Apollo 11, nice robotics lab. For families and other young souls. We spent there about 2 hours. Only disappoint was that there wasn'...  more »
  • Great place a hidden gem in the community Great trio with the family and kids can explore.. loved it
  • A small little space center with hands on kids activities. We went to PBS Socal kids event. Kids enjoyed a lot. Hands on creative activities. There is small Guided Mission Control room and Robotics Room. Since it is too crowded didn’t get to see them. I was told today’s tickets were over by the time we reached. The Volunteers there have no idea how to reserve a guided tour to get in. Check before you start to visit space center. I spend only like 2 hours because of socal event otherwise one hour is good enough to cover it.

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