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California Science Centre Los Angeles

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California Science Centre
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles
CA
90037
Tel: 323-724-3623

Where are we going today?

The California Science Center is an amazing place - because it can teach kids all about science and science is AMAZING!

The California Science Center is filled with fun and informative permanent exhibits, which are presented in fun and interactive worlds. It's through these hands-on experiences in the many galleries, that you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and so much more!

The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibits that change all the time, so visit often to find out what's new!

The permanent exhibitions cover some amazing topics. Kids can explore about all the delicate and diverse ecosystems that we have on our planet. They can find out all about how everything on our planet is interconnected with their environment. 

Creative World lets you explore the relationship between humans and communications, transportation and structures, and the World Of Life lets you examine how plants, animals, people and even the smallest living cells all have the same elements of life in common. A fascinating insight!

From the earth to space, we couldn't let you explore the California Science Center and not tell you that space exploration is waiting! Kids can let their imaginations soar as they explore real aerospace artifacts, and really get an understanding of how it all works.

Don't forget about the IMAX either where you can watch an amazing IMAX film which brings even things as small as a atom to life.

An amazing family day out in Los Angeles - fun AND educational!

We told you science was amazing. 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFREE!
  • ChildrenFREE!
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily

All year round

Teachers corner

It's an amazing place to bring students! If you have over 15 students you can get a discount on IMAX tickets, as well as enjoy self-guided tours around the center.

I'm Hungry!

There is a grill which sells burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches and drinks, and there are cafes which sells pre-packaged lunch options. .

Healthy Eating!

You can get salads from The Grill, and waters from all. .

Any Top Tips?

During the weekdays in winter, spring and fall, it's best to visit after 1pm dues to the many groups that visit .

Need a little extra help?

Everyone is welcome as the science center is very much accessible to all! .

Can I get one of those?

Get those pennies out because ExploraStore is 4,000 of fun toys, gifts, and educational materials to choose from .

More information

IMAX movies are an extra costs.

What people are saying?

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    I had not been to the center for a long time and went this past Sunday with a family friend from another country. I had a delightful experience. The facility is sun drenched and airy and the staff was professional and hospitable. I ended up interacting with three center staff members who were informative, friendly, and professional. I will go back again soon. Too much to see in one day and you can always see a movie and have lunch in the Rose Garden.

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    Endeavor alone is worth the visit
    Cheap/free and tons of exhibits. Great for families with kids although it does get very busy there.
    Any age group can appreciate the space shuttle, give yourself 1.5 - 2 hrs just to see that exhibit.
    Check out usca campus across the street while your in the area, one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen and lots of lunch options which are much better than the science center.

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    Great for any age. Really cheap and exciting place to go. If your going to LA for a day and haven't been here yet. Would definitely recommend.

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    Go early during the day so you can catch all the shows! The exhibits are soooo much fun and interesting!

    This is one of my favorite museums and Tess is my favorite show! This museum is donation only (FREE) but give generously if you can cause its really amazing! This museum packs a full day's visit and has a decent food area. I have noticed they've gotten rid of some of the restaurants but old faithful "McDonald's" is still there. There's 3 floors of wonders! There's fun little rides that cost up to $5 each (like the high wire bike and rock...Read More

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    A great educational experience. There is always something new to discover especially when you are with the little ones. Some of the exhibits are now a bit outdated; but this museum still brings in the crowds.

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by Kelli Armstrong

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Go early during the day so you can catch all the shows! The exhibits are soooo much fun and interesting!

This is one of my favorite museums and Tess is my favorite show! This museum is donation only (FREE) but give generously if you can cause its really amazing! This museum packs a full day's visit and has a decent food area. I have noticed they've gotten rid of some of the restaurants but old faithful "McDonald's" is still there. There's 3 floors of wonders! There's fun little rides that cost up to $5 each (like the high wire bike and rock climbing) but I've never had time to do them. I like that this museum is all about TOUCHING EVERYTHING! Finally a place where kids are NOT told, "don't touch that" or "don't break that". Each area is interesting and informative and the museum even has workbooks or maps for the kids at the Information desk that explains each exhibit and gives them a stamp for having visited each area! The exhibits change throughout the year as do the movies in the IMAX theater. There is a charge for the IMAX and they have snacks....like regular theater snacks! There are several museums in the area and this one takes a full day cause there's so much to do. Check them out online before you go to check out their day's activities! If you're a tourist to Cali, this should be one of your stops if you like museums!

The Weather

Sunday

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Monday

Conditions: Clear
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Humidity: 19 %
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Tuesday

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Temp: 92° F / 33° C
Humidity: 35 %
Wind: S - 5 MPH

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