Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

Advance exhibition tickets are required before your visit.

OPENS FEB. 16 — The California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia — an international touring exhibition featuring over 120 ancient artifacts, half of which have never been shown outside of Cambodia until now. Journey back 900 years to discover engineering and cultural marvels and daily life in the Khmer empire. Use the tools of science to explore the rise, fall, and enduring legacy of what was once the most extensive metropolis in the world. 

Visit the exhibition and see the immersive IMAX movie Angkor 3D — a visually stunning IMAX adventure where science and mystery intersect. Don't miss this opportunity to witness one of the archaeological wonders of the world on a 7-story screen!

SAVE on admission when you purchase tickets to both the exhibition and IMAX movie. (Activate the discount by adding both to your shopping cart.)

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Read our COVID safety guidelines before your visit.

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Buddhistic Triad Artifact from Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

Buddhistic Triad Artifact

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Statue of Jayavarman's Head from Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

Statue of Jayavarman's Head

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Angkor Wat's South Gate
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John Gollings

Angkor Wat's South Gate

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Preah Khan Temple in Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

 

Preah Khan Temple in Angkor Empire

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Close-up shot of stone walls in Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

 

Close-up shot of stone walls

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Garuda Guardian Figure

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Buddhistic Triad Artifact from Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

Buddhistic Triad Artifact

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Statue of Jayavarman's Head from Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

Statue of Jayavarman's Head

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Angkor Wat's South Gate
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John Gollings

Angkor Wat's South Gate

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Preah Khan Temple in Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

 

Preah Khan Temple in Angkor Empire

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Close-up shot of stone walls in Angkor Empire
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John Gollings

 

Close-up shot of stone walls

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Garuda Guardian Figure

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VISITOR INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: The time on your Angkor exhibit ticket reflects the time you may enter the exhibit queue.

Angkor Quick Tips: View Details
  • Flash photography is not allowed.

  • There is no re-entry into the Angkor exhibit after exiting.

  • Join the Angkor exhibit queue at the time printed on your ticket.

  • It is recommended that you allow 90 minutes to view the exhibition.

Exhibit Hours: View Details

Last entry time for the Angkor exhibit is 3:30 p.m. The exhibit opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: General Admission (Entry Time) to the Science Center is included with your Angkor exhibition ticket.

General Ticketing Information: View Details

Purchase your tickets online and in advance of your visit.

Same day ticket sales online and at the box office are limited and subject to availability (advance ticket purchase online is strongly suggested). Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your exhibition time (on your ticket) to allow plenty of time to park. Parking is $15.00 per car, $15.00 for school buses and $33.00 for oversized vehicles. Visit our Directions, Parking and Transportation page for more information.

If reserving tickets over the phone and choosing Will Call as the delivery method, you will need to pick-up your tickets at the box office, which will require additional wait time. You will be asked to show a form of ID, in order pick up your tickets.

Purchasing Tickets: View Details

There are three ways to purchase tickets:

  • Online - Available 24 hours here. There is a $3.00 service charge per ticket. Guests use the “E-ticket” feature and have the tickets emailed to them. E-tickets can be scanned from your mobile device. If necessary, tickets can be printed at the box office with no extra charge.

  • Telephone - Available 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by calling (323)-SCIENCE or (213) 744-2019. There is a $3.00 service fee per ticket on all telephone orders. There may be additional charges for delivery/shipping methods.

  • On Site – Available at the box office during regular operating hours. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee that tickets will be available on the day of your visit. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended.

Cameras and Other Belongings: View Details

In order to maintain the safety of the artifacts and for your personal comfort we ask that all guests adhere to the following visitor policies:

BELONGINGS: Bags and "carry-on" items larger than 11" x 14" are not permitted inside of the exhibit. The California Science Center does not provide personal property storage, holding, or check in. This includes but is not limited to coolers, luggage, backpacks, or any type of personal property. Guests are strongly encouraged to leave large bags and other personal property at home or in their cars whenever possible. The California Science Center is not responsible for any bags strollers or personal items left unattended.

Large suitcases, coolers, umbrellas, and large shopping bags are not permitted.

Food or drink is not permitted inside of the exhibit.

CAMERAS: Please ensure that your camera activities respect the privacy of other visitors and do not distract our staff and volunteers.

Personal use, no-flash photography and videography is allowed.

Selfie sticks, tripods, stabilizers and monopods are not permitted inside of the California Science Center.

Accessibility / Service Dogs: View Details

The exhibit is wheelchair accessible.

Service dogs that have been individually trained to work or perform tasks for a guest with a disability are welcome, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pets, comfort animals, emotional support animals, or therapy animals are not allowed, for the safety of the Science Center’s exhibit animals. For more info on accessibility and amenities, visit this page.

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