California Science Center, Los Angeles

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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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  • The California Science Center had an exhibit on Cambodia's Angor Wat. It was a well designed, easy to follow route through the exhibit, which had amazing statues and informative signs. There are a... 
    The California Science Center had an exhibit on Cambodia's Angor Wat. It was a well designed, easy to follow route through the exhibit, which had amazing statues and informative signs. There are a...  more »
  • It rained for a good portion of our trip to LA so we decided to find something indoors. The California Science Center has a lot to do and it is probably worth spending at least half a day there. We... 
    It rained for a good portion of our trip to LA so we decided to find something indoors. The California Science Center has a lot to do and it is probably worth spending at least half a day there. We...  more »
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  • I loved it! The "Art of the Brick" Lego exhibit was a lot of fun, but they also have some of the coolest permanent exhibitions. These include (just my favorites): The ACTUAL Endeavor space shuttle, which you can see and read about! A very enlightening exhibit on ecosystem, with interactive displays and a petting aquarium. A air and space section with satellites and actual space pods and space suits! And lots of other interesting interactive and non-interactive things to do.
  • One of the favorites! Very educational exhibits, great gift store with many unique toys for children to choose from. There's also a great cafeteria with seating available outdoors overlooking Exposition Rose Garden. Lots of activities for a child or adult. Beautiful walk through aquarium, and an open air smaller one to touch star fish. Loved the imitation of a storm in a mountains with water flood and thunder. All space related exhibits always give me goosebumps and excitement like a for a child who wants to be an astronaut!

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