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Pompeii Admission

Pompeii: The Exhibition tickets are timed and valid only for a specified admission date and time with entry times starting at 10:00am. The last entry time is 3:30pm.

Purchase tickets online

Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. No guarantee that same-day tickets will be available on the day of your visit. 

Timed reservation for Endeavour NOT NEEDED with a purchase of an IMAX or Pompeii ticket. Take your IMAX or Pompeii ticket stub to the Endeavour queue line (2nd floor).

$2 service charge per ticket. Must use Print at Home* feature to have tickets emailed to yourself. Take your Print at Home tickets directly to the IMAX theater at the time listed on your ticket.

*Print tickets immediately. They are not available for printing after 48 hours.

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    Special discounts for Members!

    When purchasing tickets online, enter your Member ID as a promo code to receive discounted pricing on Pompeii and IMAX tickets.

Other ways to purchase tickets:

Phone

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Call: (213) 744-2019 No same day phone sales.

$3 service charge per ticket on all phone orders. Pick up tickets at Box Office. Additional charges for delivery/shipping methods.

Box Office

The box office is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Tickets available on a first-come first-served basis. No guarantee that same-day tickets will be available on the day of your visit. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Groups of 15 or more

Must make reservations in advance by calling (213) 744-2019. A $25.00 deposit applies to all groups. Groups receive one (1) complimentary chaperone ticket for every fifteen (15) sold.

Ticket Prices

SAVE on admission to Pompeii: The Exhibition and any IMAX film of your choice by purchasing a combo ticket. Enhance your experience by seeing Forces of Nature on our 7-story IMAX screen. View your IMAX film prior to your Pompeii entry time. Many guests choose to spend additional time in our traveling exhibit and miss their IMAX film.

Pompeii + IMAX Combo ticket prices

Adult (Age 18-59)

  • General: $26.00
  • Member: $18.25

Child (Age 4-12)

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • General: $16.25
  • Member: $13.75

Youth (Age 13-17)

  • General: $21.25
  • Member: $15.25

Student with ID

  • General: $21.25
  • Member: $15.25

Senior (Age 60+)

  • General: $21.25
  • Member: $15.25

Pompeii ticket prices (exhibit only)

Adult (Age 18-59)

  • General: $19.75
  • Member: $12.75

Child (Age 4-12) 

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

  • General: $12.75
  • Member: $10.75

Youth (Age 13-17)

  • General: $16.75
  • Member: $11.75

Student with ID

  • General: $16.75
  • Member: $11.75

Senior (Age 60+)

  • General: $16.75
  • Member: $11.75

Group Ticket Prices

SAVE on admission to Pompeii: The Exhibition and any IMAX film of your choice by purchasing a combo ticket. Enhance your experience by seeing Forces of Nature on our 7-story IMAX screen. View your IMAX film prior to your Pompeii entry time. Many guests choose to spend additional time in our traveling exhibit and miss their IMAX film.

Pompeii + IMAX Combo ticket prices

Adult (Age 18-59)​

  • Group: $20.75

Child (Age 4-12)

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.​

  • Group: $15.00

Youth (Age 13-17)​

  • Group: $15.00

Student with ID​

  • Group: $15.00

Senior (Age 60+)​

  • Group: $19.25

School Group (K-12 Students)

  • Group: $13.00

Pompeii ticket prices (exhibit only)

Adult (Age 18-59)​

  • Group: $15.50

Child (Age 4-12) 

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. ​

  • Group: $11.75

Youth (Age 13-17)​

  • Group: $11.75

Student with ID​

  • Group: $11.75

Senior (Age 60+)​

  • Group: $15.50

School Group (K-12 Students)

  • Group: $9.75

Tips For Your Visit

Reserve Your Time

Pompeii tickets are timed and dated with specific queue entry times. You may stay in the exhibition as long as you like. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. 

Your timed ticket reflects the time at which you may enter the queue line. It does not reflect the exhibit entry time.

No refunds or exchanges for online ticket orders. Each ticket purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee. Tickets are valid only for the date and time specified on the ticket. Please double check the date and time of your event tickets. If you require assistance, email tickets@cscmail.org or call (213) 744-2019. California Science Center is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

Arrive Early—IMAX & Parking Information

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the time listed on your exhibition or IMAX ticket to allow time to park. Parking is $10 for cars and "yellow" school buses, and $25 for Charter buses and oversize vehicles (cash only).

If you reserve tickets by phone, you will need to pick them up at the California Science Center’s Box Office will call window, which could require additional wait time.

It is recommended that you allow 60 minutes to view the exhibition.

Exhibit Hours

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Hours are subject to change. Check our website for updates.

Gallery Policy

No flash photography allowed.

No food, drink or large bags permitted in the gallery.

No re-entry after leaving the exhibition.