Preparing for Your Mission

Hours of Operation

Exhibits open daily** 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Box Office open daily 
9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

** Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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A clock showing reservations are required in Reopening

Admission

Our permanent galleries, including Space Shuttle Endeavour are FREE and do not require a reservation. Timed tickets are required for the IMAX Theater. Please purchase your tickets online before arriving to guarantee your preferred time for viewing. Members receive a discount on IMAX tickets.

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Treat each other like stars

Our staff is here to help you have a wonderful time learning in a fun environment. Please respect them. We won't tolerate any yelling, intimidation, threats, swearing, or any other inappropriate behavior. Anyone who is aggressive towards staff or other guests will be asked to leave.

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A thermometer during Reopening

Stay home if you're sick

Please do not visit the California Science Center if you're sick. The Science Center has a flexible rebooking policy, as long as you contact us at (213) 744-2019 before your visit date and time. No refunds. 

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A clock showing reservations are required in Reopening

Please be on time for your reservation

Please be on time for your reservation. Please print your reservation bar code or have your bar code ready on your mobile device when you arrive.

Have questions? Check our FAQs.

More Information

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Leroy Hamilton

Field Trips and Groups

The Science Center offers self-guided experiences of Permanent and Special Exhibit galleries and IMAX Movies at discounted prices for Field Trips and Groups of 15 or more. School groups can also experience the Science Center and interact with our educators online through our Virtual Field Trips.

 

 

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Directions, Parking and Transportation

South of downtown Los Angeles, the Science Center is located in historic Exposition Park which is across the street from the Expo Park/USC Station on the Metro Expo Line. By car, the Science Center is two blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit.

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A map of where the California Science Center is located within Exposition Park

 

Science Center Map

Plan your self-guided experience of the Science Center.

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Visitors walking along pathway leading to Science Center main entrance

 

Accessibility

We are devoted to making the Science Center accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

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Dining Options

A limited menu of food is available to purchase. You'll find pizzas, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and kid-friendly meals, as well as grab-and-go options. Eating and drinking is ONLY permitted in designated indoor and outdoor dining areas. 

 

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ExploraStore

Take your science learning home by shopping for educational gadgets, games and souvenirs at the ExploraStore.

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Plan an Event

Whether it's an intimate setting for forty or an extravaganza for four thousand, the California Science Center is the ideal setting for your corporate, nonprofit, or social event.

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About Exposition Park

Learn more about Exposition Park and neighboring attractions.

Lost and Found

The California Science Center will do its best to help reunite guests with their lost property.

  • During Your Visit: Stop by the Information Desk located near the south entrance to the Science Center to get help with any Lost and Found inquiries. Please note that the Information Desk is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • After Your Visit: If you realize you lost something at the Science Center, please email us at lfound@californiasciencecenter.org. Please note that Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.