California Science Center

While Endeavour is off exhibit, we remain one of the largest science centers in the nation, with multiple hands-on galleries, special exhibitions, and IMAX moviesEndeavour is off display but our mission continues!

Welcome to the California Science Center! Our permanent galleries are FREE and do not require a reservation.*

To visit our IMAX Theater we recommend you purchase tickets online before your visit.

* Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more. Please call (213) 744-2019.

Must See

Life! Beginnings
Hands-On Science Camp
IMAX: Blue Whales 3D
IMAX: Cities of the Future 3D
Fire! Science & Safety


Two girls in a spaceshuttle

The California Science Center aspires to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives.

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Family admiring fish in the Kelp Tank tunnel
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Tracie Spence Photography
Learning made fun

Programs & Education

A family reaches out to touch a large sea star held by an aquarist
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Tracie Spence Photography
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imax experience

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Discovery Ball cocktail party in the Wallis Annenberg Building adorned with elevated red balloon sculpture and BodyWorlds inspired dancers
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Nadine Froger Photography
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endeavour LA campaign

Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad, with the American flag and an Endeavour flag in the foreground
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NASA/Kim Shiflett
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