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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
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  • California Science Center

    This is a MUST see. The museum is the home of the space shuttle the Endeavour among other wonderful exhibitions. It is next to the USC campus and the Los Angeles Coliseum where the 1984 Olympic games were held for the second time.

    Approximately 25-30 minutes depending on traffic.

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  • California Science Center

    Very interesting place.You can learn a lot of things and there's a lot of things to do and see like you can see jet fighters and a lot of things.

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  • California Science CenterAmbassadorPro 2014
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    This isn't your ordinary museum, and people of all ages will enjoy it: even my 2 and 3-year old cousins were racing around, trying out the different scientific exhibits and galleries, or standing enthralled by the mind-boggling displays of scientific discovery. If you have an ounce of curiosity in your blood, you'll enjoy this place...especially since admission is free.

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  • California Science CenterPro 2014
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    This was a really cool museum! First of all, it's on a donation basis so you can get in free. There were tons of cool hands-on exhibits. I especially liked the infrared screen. The reason I didn't give this four stars was that it was just packed with small children. Don't get me wrong, I like kids, but I couldn't do a lot of the stuff because it was occupied.

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  • California Science Center

    I came mainly to see Endeavor. The museum had a great setup for the shuttle itself even though they have to wind you through the museum somewhat oddly to get there. I loved it though. Otherwise they have a great setup and if you're looking to entertain kids or just have an enjoyable afternoon of Science - this is place.

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  • California Science Center

    This is literally the best place to get kids excited and learn that theres more to science than beakers and test tubes. Here it is filled with fun and interactive displays, that highlight the common principles of science in a way that no classroom can do! I love this place sooo much! especially when they had the star wars exibit! Any place that highlights star wars, is golden in my book!

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  • California Science Center

    This is the best place to take children in LA. I used to take my children here 25 years ago and they loved it more than Disneyland. There was always so much to see and do. I didn't pay years ago but you may have to now in this economy, but even if you do it is well worth it!

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  • California Science Center

    A great time for the kids. So much fun, they won't even realize that they are learning at the same time!!

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  • California Science CenterPro 2014
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    I admit I have never been crazy about Space or Science.
    That was until I went to this museum. It had all kinds of really great Air Force planes hanging from the ceiling.The Space Shuttle Endeavour goes on display October 30th and right now entry is free.

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    I liked the science centre before, and now that the endeavour is nesting there, I really love it. It's a great place to spend an afternoon - good for out of town visitors and parental units. some hands on exhibits, as well as revolving exhibits that require special ticketing. there's a huge rose garden right outside as well, which is lovely to picnic and walk in.

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  • California Science Center

    It was an incredible experience. Being just so close to this aircraft was amazing! I have come to the California Science Center before but never have I actually checked out the Endeavour! The name actually was named by children who had chosen such a name that they believed would be appropriate for such a journey. If you ever do come check out the museum, try to see the Endeavour too! Besides this special exhibit, there are also so many amazing wonders to look at and walk through within the entire museum. I think one of my favorite parts of this museum is the ecosystem area. It has a lot of fun filled facts and it really gets interesting when you check out how different parts of the world inhabit the most unique forms of weather and landscape. Last but not least, the entrance to this museum is beautiful! I love the decorative designs that hover the entrance as if welcoming the people with a sort of wonderland look

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  • California Science Center

    The California Science Center is such a cool place! Admission is free, so that's awesome. You only have to pay for certain exhibits, such as the one for the Endeavour. There are a lot of other cool galleries/exhibits, though. Check out all of them! This is the place to get your nerd on and explore. Just remember to eat before you get here because they don't have many food options. It's pretty crowded on the weekends, so you're better off going on a weekday unless you like crowds.

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    CSC just keeps getting better and better. Not only is it the home of the Endeavor now, they have an awesome ecology area where they have a flash flood simulation, the own little aquarium where you can watch divers feed the fish and they always have cool guest exhibitions like Cleopatra.

    Beyond just an awesome place to visit, CSC is also a great place to hold events. They have several conference room spaces for rent.

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  • California Science Center

    Special Exhibit time - is the best at the California Science Center we have seen some really unbelievable things here. I can't wait to go check out the Cleopatra stuff.

    I am really hoping King Tut makes its way back here, I'm pretty sure I managed to miss it while it was here unless I'm thinking of when I missed it in NY.

    The Bodies exhibit was very cool as was the Mummies exhibit - may have been some of the neatest stuff I have ever seen up close and personal.

    I think I'm going to have to do the high wire bike ride next time we visit.

    The IMAX theater is great, we've seen some really cool things in there as well.

    I can't comment on the rest of the museum as I usually only come for special exhibits.

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  • California Science Center

    A nice place to go with the family and kids. They have lots of fun attractions and stuff to do.

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  • California Science Center

    This is a great, under known museum in LA. Great stuff for kids and adults. Well worth a trip.

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  • California Science Center

    See the Space Shuttle.

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For the ultimate family learning adventure, check out the California Science Center. The hands-on exhibits make even the most difficult scientific concepts exciting and easy to understand for all ages. With many informative exhibits on ecosystems, inventions, technology, space, and much more, learning has never been so fun! Live demonstrations turn each visit into an all-day science adventure at the West Coast's largest hands-on science center. The spacious IMAX theater provides an exciting three-dimensional learning experience on an enormous seven-story IMAX screen. In addition to the numerous permanent exhibits, new exhibits are always changing, so visit this family-friendly attraction often!

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