California Science Center, Los Angeles

4.6
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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  • I grew up in the neighborhood and I've been coming here for four decades and even bringing my daughter here while she was growing up. This was a weekly outing for my daughter and I and it never got ol...  more »
  • Being from Chicago we are spoiled with many world class museums and are frequent guests and Museum of Science and Industry. This is much smaller but a really great museum. Lots of interactive exhibits...  more »
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  • Awesome place, lots to see (obviously) the space is great so it doesn't feel as crowded. Great planes showing and of course lots of information. Many areas for hands on learning for kids and adults. It was great, glad we were there to check it out. Oh and the rose garden out back is great too. Quite and beautiful.
  • Amazing place for everyone who love exploring about science. Suitable for family and kid. Ticket is free but if you want to see the Endeavour, ticket is $3... pretty cheap. Their small aquarium is awesome. Sometimes they have exhibitions and events, which you can update about them on their website. overall this is one of my favorite place in LA!!
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