Air & Space

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Virtual camp is back!

The California Science Center has been home to exciting explorations, delightful discoveries and wild wonders for students throughout greater Los Angeles for generations. Last year, we debuted Virtual Camp, and now we are excited to continue the science learning—from our lab to your home!

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Since before the dawn of history, the possibilities of flying and exploring the stars have propelled humans to great feats of imagination and ingenuity. Explore our unique collection of artifacts and hands-on activities to discover how humans design aircraft, spacecraft and space probes for specific tasks by using our knowledge of the principles of air, space and flight.

A girl in an astronaut costume with a boy touching space shuttle tires
Experience Endeavour

Touch tires that have been into space, peer inside a space shuttle main engine, and see a real space shuttle up close! Discover some of the science behind this amazing vehicle—space shuttle Endeavour.