Children dressed as astronauts

EndeavourLA Campaign

Launching the California Science Center into the future

The California Science Center is advancing a transformative project to inspire a new generation of scientists, innovators and explorers. EndeavourLA is the California Science Center Foundation’s $250 million campaign to create the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and support ongoing programs and operations.

About the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad
NASA

Plans are underway to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a 188,000 square foot addition to the California Science Center's main building, joining existing exhibits and galleries. Long envisioned as Phase III of the Science Center’s 25-year Master Plan, the new addition is projected to open in 2018. This major expansion will include a diverse collection of aircraft and spacecraft, immersive experiences and the Science Center’s signature hands-on, educational exhibits that encourage active learning through discovery.

The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will be divided into three major multi-level galleries: Air Gallery, Space Gallery and Space Shuttle Gallery. As the centerpiece of Phase III, Endeavour will continue to capture the public’s imagination displayed vertically, as if ready for liftoff on the launch pad.

Project Milestones

The EndeavourLA Campaign has already enabled us to accomplish several major project milestones including the historic transport of Endeavour from Kennedy Space Center to California and the space shuttle’s memorable 12-mile overland journey through the streets of south Los Angeles and Inglewood.  Endeavour is now on exhibit in the temporary Samuel Oschin Pavilion. For more information about visiting Endeavour go to our planning your visit page.

Endeavour’s Homecoming

Endeavour’s Homecoming