Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go at the Science Center

Calling all trainers!

The California Science Center and the surrounding Exposition Park are prime places to catch Abra, Exeggcute, Poliwag, Vulpix, Snorlax and more! Here is a quick guide to help you catch ‘em all during your visit.

Arrive by Opening

The California Science Center opens for the day at 10 am, but the crowds arrive then, too! Most of our Pokéstops are outside around our buildings. If you arrive before 10 am, you’ll be able to pick up your special items and eggs from our outdoor stops, and beat the crowds.


There are two indoor Pokéstops at the California Science Center, and one of those indoor stops can be accessed from outside as well. We also have 11 outdoor Pokéstops around our buildings and on our grounds – and these stops don’t include all the Pokéstops in the Exposition Park Rose Garden right next door to us! As you walk around our exhibits, you’ll get in plenty of steps to hatch eggs. *


We have one gym, located in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, which is also accessible from the ET-94 viewing area. This means you can battle from right under a space shuttle. But we ask that you please respect fellow guests as they enjoy viewing a national treasure. During our busy summer months, timed reservations are required to enter the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion every day, and we recommend you get them in advance.


If you’re searching for Pokémon, please:

  • Be safe and stay alert.
  • Pay attention and watch where you’re going.
  • Remember to keep your phone away from open-water habitats and exhibits
  • Do not enter restricted or unauthorized areas.
  • Be courteous and respectful to other science center guests.
  • Listen to staff instructions.

* Note: The California Science Center did not select the placement of Pokéstops or gyms, and some are named inaccurately in the game. Please do not try to access any Pokéstops in areas of the California Science Center or our surrounding buildings that are not open to the public (including public areas that are closed for programs, or visit our indoor locations outside of business hours). Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.