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 entire centre is excellent - such a great chance to learn and see! We went with the intent of seeing the space shuttle Endeavour and we were NOT disappointed. Truly amazing in every sense of the w...  more »
  • I was staying at the Miyako Hotel near Little Tokyo, but I went out to Union Station and changed the blue line at 7TH. It is in front of it because it walks in the direction of the train direction for 10 minutes on foot of usc and looks like a stadium on the right side. A big stealth aircraft will welcome you. I heard that it costs three dollars to visit Endever for free admission, so it's on display outside the facility, so where do you buy tickets for the person in charge of the entrance? When I heard that, I was lucky because i was free today. The real thing is still different power, there was a huge orange fuel tank sitting outside, I think it's worth going.
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  • 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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