California Science Center, Los Angeles

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Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Movie Theater
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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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  • Will be great once the shuttle exhibit is finished. Nothing on the entire third floor, and a lot of Amazon stuff but otherwise a pretty good museum. 
    Will be great once the shuttle exhibit is finished. Nothing on the entire third floor, and a lot of Amazon stuff but otherwise a pretty good museum.  more »
  • If you are a space fan this is an amazing place.  I had seen in a couple documentary films that the California Science Center was the final home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor but I didn't know it... 
    If you are a space fan this is an amazing place.  I had seen in a couple documentary films that the California Science Center was the final home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor but I didn't know it...  more »
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  • It was great to see the space shuttle up close. Free after 3pm. Very educational displays. Love the variety of the exhibits The journey of the shuttle from the airport to the museum is amazing to see. Great movie and there is a virtual ride that last 7 minutes for a fee. There are 3 levels grab a map a start your adventure!!!
  • The big attraction here is the shuttle, for obvious reasons. It is truly amazing to see it so close and have a sense of its massive dimensions. The rest of the museum is fine, but nothing spectacular. Still, it is worth visiting if your group has some young kids and you can expect to spend about 90 minutes visiting the museum (maybe some additional 30 minutes if you decide to stop by every exhibit). Parking is easily available in front of the museum.

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