California Science Center
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 63%History Buffs
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 54%Local Culture
- 54%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (46)
- California Science CenterMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Sep 13, 2013
Very enjoyable science museum with tons of hands on exhibits. Great for taking a child to learn about science. The 3D IMAX is quite fantastic as well and definitely check out the Endeavour space shuttle while you're there!
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- California Science CenterMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Sep 04, 2013
Of course the best part of the CA Science Center is to see the Endeavour shuttle in person. Admission to the center is completely free, but reserve a time slot to see the Endeavour online to avoid long waits (it costs just a few dollars to reserve). To see the space shuttle up close is so cool. They are working on creating a new exhibit so you can see the space shuttle at difference levels as it sits vertically. There are also quite a few IMAX movies related to space and nature that you can check out for a fee. The movie I saw was much older so it wasn't as clear as movies are these days, but it was still impressive to see what astronauts see in space. The rest of the center has some smaller exhibits that are fun for kids as they are interactive. However, most of them are old and don't work extremely well (if they work at all), and don't provide any explanation on what you force or action you are imitating in nature.
- California Science CenterMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Nov 19, 2012
The Endeavor Space Shuttle is finally here~ I believe it was $4.00 per person, but it's definitely worth it to check out a piece of the history.
The aquarium inside the science center is also pretty interesting to check out, but i think it's more worth it if you go to a "real" aquarium like SD Sea World or LB Aquarium.
Tip: If you're a science person, you'll need at least 4 hours here~ We only had 3 and it simply wasn't enough!Recommended for:History Buffs
- California Science CenterMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Nov 01, 2013
I finally got to see the famous Endeavor! I was in all when I entered the room.
The place was crowded but it wasn't that bad. I think it's an amazing place to take your kids and teach them about nature, science, etc. A great place for kids to be motivated and be educated.
Thank you gogobot for taking me here with their gogobus!!!!
- California Science CenterAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
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.Recommended for:Students
- California Science CenterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackersSep 13, 2013
This is a great place to take the kids. They have a blast you actually learn a little something too. There are lots of hands on exhibits. There is also a couple of fast food restaurants if you get hungry because you can spend all day there easily.
- California Science CenterMember ofFoodiesBackpackersAdventure TravelersSep 13, 2013
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.