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.
California Science Center Reviews
A worthwhile adventure! We got there when they opened and were able to explore a lot of the museum before big crowds showed up. Endeavor was an amazing experience! more »
The California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. more »
This museum/science center is not that big, and located near the LA Memorial Coliseum. The most exciting item on display here is the Endeavour Space Shuttle. It is a dream come true for me to finally see the space shuttle in person. The other displays are also quite nice, but not nearly that special as the space shuttle. They have a good museum store as well.
My family and I love it here! There's interactive exhibits & it's fun enough to be educational but not boring for the younger ones. You can pay extra to check out the space center but you can still have a fun time without. Be prepared to walk a lot because this place is HUGE, with each exhibit taking up a good amount of room in the center. There's a food court here too since you can't bring outside food or drinks in but it's either tacos or pizza. Overall, it's a good way to spend a couple of hours if you want to learn something new.
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