While we are building Endeavour's permanent home, a new addition to the Science Center called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, Endeavour can be viewed in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Guests who come to see Endeavour will begin their experience in Endeavour Together: Parts & People, a companion exhibit featuring artifacts from Endeavour and the external tank. Following their visit to Endeavour Together, guests will be directed to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion to see Endeavour.
Visit our reservation information page for details on how to get timed reservations to see Endeavour on display in the Pavilion.
[Special Announcement] NASA donates last remaining space shuttle external tank to California Science Center.
*Endeavour Timed Reservations for individuals are required on weekends, holidays, and peak dates. For groups of 15 or more please call (213) 744-2019.
Endeavour Together: Parts & People
Endeavour Together: Parts & People celebrates Endeavour, the space shuttle program, and the people who helped make the program possible. The exhibit also highlights the shuttle program's strong connection to California, where all the orbiters were built. Endeavour Together includes images of Endeavour under construction locally in Palmdale and Downey, as well as artifacts that flew into space aboard Endeavour. Dramatic video programs convey the emotion and power of Endeavour.
The Rocketdyne Operations Support Center (ROSC) monitored every space shuttle launch, from the first to the last, from right here in Southern California.
The space potty, or Waste Collection System, provided a high-tech solution to one of space travel's most pressing concerns.
Our galley served as a kitchen in space for astronauts aboard Endeavour.
Guests can touch these tires from Endeavour flight STS-134, which show the wear from landing on the runway.
The nose cone protected sensors at the top of the space shuttle's external tank.
The orthogrid was carved from a single metal plate to be part of the wall of a super-lightweight space shuttle external tank (ET).
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
In the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, guests will be able to see Endeavour up close and discover some of the science behind this amazing vehicle.The pavilion will feature images and video to introduce guests to Endeavour’s past missions and the crews who flew them.
Orbiter Vehicle-105 completed 25 missions into space, including the first service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope and the first mission to add a U.S.-built component to the International Space Station.
Serving as a workshop for astronauts, the SPACEHAB gave astronauts extra room to live and work in space.
Still the most advanced, efficient rocket engine in the world, space shuttle main engines helped push the shuttle up to orbit.
The only part of the shuttle stack that wasn't reusable, the external tank carried the propellants to power the space shuttle main engines.
How can I support Endeavour?
You can sponsor a shuttle tile or make a donation to the EndeavourLA campaign to support our exciting efforts to create the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and sustain ongoing educational programs and operations of the California Science Center Foundation. Additional sponsorship and recognition opportunities are available. Larger gift commitments can be fulfilled in three to five years.