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California Science Center

  • 700 Exposition Park Dr. Map It
  • Exposition Park

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

You're bound to see excited kids running up to the dozens of interactive exhibits here that illustrate the prevalence of science in everyday life. Clustered in different "worlds," the center keeps young guests busy for hours. They can design their own buildings and learn how to make them earthquake-proof; watch Tess, the dramatic 50-foot animatronic star of the exhibit "Body Works," demonstrate how the body's organs work together; and ride a bike across a trapeze wire three stories high in the air. One of the exhibits in the Air & Space section shows how astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon made it to outer space in the Gemini 11 capsule in 1966; also here is NASA's massive space shuttle Endeavor, located in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, for which a timed ticket is needed to visit. The IMAX theater screens science-related large-format films.

Sight Information


700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, California, 90037, USA

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213-744–7400; 323-724–3623

Sight Details:

  • Free to permanent exhibitions; fees for some attractions, special exhibitions, and IMAX screenings vary

Published 07/06/2016


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