Awards display featuring Endeavour

Awards and Recognition

PRSA Prism Award
2013 Outstanding Achievement in Publicity, California Science Center Foundation for Space Shuttle Endeavour

Certificate of Excellence
Awarded by TripAdvisor (2013)

Top 10 Science Museums in America
Awarded by American Mensa (2013)

Best Family Attraction
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (2013)

Best Museum
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (2013)

California Image Award
Native Daughters of the Golden West (2013)

Leonardo LA Industry Honor Award
Society for Marketing Professional Services (June 20, 2013)

Treasure of Los Angeles
Awarded by the Central City Association (May 9, 2013)

Cultural Award
Los Angeles Headquarters Association (April 24, 2013)

Downtowner of Distinction Award (Figueroa Corridor)
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (February 19, 2013)

Rose of Los Angeles
Awarded by the California Club in downtown Los Angeles, at the Roses & Lemon Ceremony (April 4, 2013)

Best Family Attraction
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (2012)

Best Free Museum
Awarded by LA Magazine in their 2011 "Best of LA" awards

Best Family Attraction
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (2011)

Award of Excellence, Civic Category
Awarded by the Los Angeles Business Council (2010)

Top Ten Science Centers in the Nation for Young Children and their Families
Awarded by Parents Magazine (2008)

Best Place for a Movie – Science Center IMAX Theater
Selected by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News (2008)

Parent’s Pick Los Angeles for “Best Museum” in the “Big Kid” category
Voted by parents for Nickelodeon ParentConnect’s First Annual “Parents’ Picks Awards” (2008)

Preservation Award
Awarded by The Los Angeles Conservancy (2006)

New Public Use - Civic Project
Awarded by the Los Angeles Business Council to the California Science Center

Rose Award - Commitment to Excellence while Participating in the Growth of Downtown Los Angeles
Awarded by the Downtown Breakfast Club

Award of Merit for Design of the California Science Center Structure
Awarded by the American Institute of Architects, California Council to Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership

Outstanding Commitment to the Neighbors and People of Los Angeles
Awarded by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to the California Science Center Our Place Academy

Smithsonian Affiliate
Awarded by the National Air and Space Museum

The American Institute of Architects Urban Design Award of Excellence for the California Science Center/Exposition Park Master Plan