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The California Science Center offers fun and informative exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibitions that change all the time, so visit often to find out what's new!

Special Exhibitions

  • Stem cell photo

    SUPER CELLS: The Power of Stem Cells

    Stem cells are the basic unit of all known living organisms. Vital to life, stem cells enable the body to grow, renew tissue, and heal wounds. Every second, our bone marrow stem cells produce two million new red blood cells. Without stem cells, humans could not survive. SUPER CELLS allows guests to observe stem cell research within a replica lab, and grow virtual eye stem cells used to treat patients. Discover the extraordinary abilities of stem cells living within us all.

  • Science in Toyland logo

    Science in Toyland

    Come play! Spin tops, set up dominoes, build a mini roller coaster and more. Explore what toys teach us about science in this fun, hands-on exhibit.

  • Earth in Concert logo

    Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet through Music

    Through multimedia and interactive exhibits, examine the status of biodiversity in our oceans, grasslands and forests, and explore the contributions of Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, Sting, Pharrell Williams, and other artists. 

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour during transport through the streets of LA

    Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

    Mission 26: The Big Endeavour features photographs of some of the spectacular scenes from space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to its final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center.

Permanent Exhibitions

  • kelp forest diver


    In this area that includes live animals and interactive exhibits, immerse yourself in Earth’s ecosystems to discover how living things on our planet are interconnected with their environment.

  • Creative World Structures

    Creative World

    Explore the inventions and environments humans create to meet their needs for communication, transportation and structures.

  • World of Life Tess

    World of Life

    Examine how people, plants, animals and the tiniest living cells all perform the same life processes to survive.

  • Family in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion

    Air and Space Exhibits

    Let your imagination soar as you explore real aerospace artifacts and discover how scientific principles affect aircraft and spacecraft design.

  • Science Spectacular Hovercraft

    Live Shows and Demonstrations

    Be sure to check out our daily offering of free shows and demonstrations!

  • Teenage Boy on the Highwire Bike


    In addition to our hands-on exhibits, the Science Center offers several attractions to optimize your visit!

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    The California Science Center offers an unconditional welcome to all our guests and sets the highest level of individual service and institutional integrity. We are devoted to making the Science Center accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Exhibit Rentals and Sales

    Check here to find out about innovative California Science Center exhibitions available for rent and sale to other science centers and museums.