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
Amazing everything you can see, experience and learn. A very entertaining museum for adults but highly recommended for children. It has a food court with different types of options to choose from. more »
Our children love space and to have the opportunity to visit the CSC and see Endeavour up-close was a must for us. The museum itself is great fun, very interactive with lots of little exhibits you... 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.
Plan your trip to Los Angeles
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Los Angeles
Hidden gems in Los Angeles
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Los Angeles
Plans to California Science Center by other users
22 days in California BY A USER FROM QATAR August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 51 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium