California Science Center

In accordance with the City of Los Angeles ordinance, guests 12 years of age and older must show proof of full* COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the visit to enter the California Science Center.  Guests 18 and over must also show valid ID. Per Los Angeles County mandate, face masks will still be required inside our building despite vaccination or testing status. Timed-entry reservations are also required.

*Full vaccination is 14+ days after receiving a one dose vaccine or 14+ days after receiving both doses of a two dose vaccine.

Must See

Life! Beginnings
Fire! Science & Safety
IMAX: Journey to Space 3D
Virtual Field Trips
Spaceshuttle

OUR MISSION

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.

Launch your curiosity!

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Endeavour in orbit with its payload bay doors open and Earth in the background
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NASA
Check out our engaging

Exhibits

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
Come see our

imax experience

Visitors wearing 3D glasses in their seats watching an IMAX movie
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Private events

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
Support our future vision

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
Learning and fun are in store

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