The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
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Pixar Exhibition Admission

Closing April 16

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  • Endeavour admission included!

    Admission to Space Shuttle Endeavour is included when you visit The Science Behind Pixar exhibition. Display your The Science Behind Pixar ticket at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion entrance, where Endeavour is on display.

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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition tickets are timed and valid only for a specified admission date and time with entry times starting at 10:00am. The last entry time is 3:30pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Your timed ticket indicates the time you may join the line going into the exhibit. It does not reflect your exhibit entry time.

Purchase tickets online

Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. No guarantee that same-day tickets will be available on the day of your visit. 

Timed reservation for Endeavour NOT NEEDED with a purchase of an IMAX or The Science Behind Pixar exhibition ticket. Take your IMAX or The Science Behind Pixar exhibition ticket stub directly to the Endeavour queue line (2nd floor).

$2 service charge per ticket. Must use Print at Home* feature to have tickets emailed to yourself.

*Print your tickets at home OR use your smartphone to present your tickets at the special exhibit before entering the queue. All tickets/barcodes will be scanned prior to entry.

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    Special discounts for Members!

    When purchasing tickets online, enter your Member ID as a promo code to receive discounted pricing on The Science Behind Pixar exhibition and IMAX tickets. Your Membership must be activated before purchasing tickets.

Other ways to purchase tickets:

Call (213) 744-2019

Lines are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. No same day phone sales.

$3 service charge per ticket on all phone orders. Pick up tickets at Box Office. Additional charges for delivery/shipping methods.

Box Office

The box office is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Tickets available on a first-come first-served basis. No guarantee that same-day tickets will be available on the day of your visit. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Groups of 15 or more

Must make reservations in advance by calling (213) 744-2019. A $25.00 deposit applies to all groups. Groups receive one (1) complimentary chaperone ticket for every fifteen (15) sold.

Ticket Prices

SAVE on admission to The Science Behind Pixar exhibition and any IMAX film of your choice by purchasing a combo ticket. View your IMAX film prior to your exhibition entry time. Many guests choose to spend additional time in our traveling exhibit and miss their IMAX film.

The Science Behind Pixar + IMAX Combo

General Price

Member Price

Adult (age 18-59)

$21.45

$16.70

Child (age 4-12)

$13.70

$11.20

Youth (age 13-17) College Students (with ID)

$16.70

$12.95

Senior (age 60+)

$16.70

$12.95

The Science Behind Pixar (Exhibit only)

Adult (age 18-59)

$14.95

$10.95

Child (age 4-12)

$9.95

$7.95

Youth (age 13-17) College Students (with ID)

$11.95

$8.95

Senior (age 60+)

$11.95

$8.95

Group Ticket Prices (15 or more people)*

SAVE on admission to The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition and any IMAX film of your choice by purchasing a combo ticket. View your IMAX film prior to your exhibition entry time. Many guests choose to spend additional time in our traveling exhibit and miss their IMAX film.

The Science Behind Pixar + IMAX Combo

Group Price

Adult (age 18-59)

$17.00

Youth (age 4-17)

$13.70

College Students (with ID)

$13.70

Senior (age 60+) $15.75

Adult Chaperone (K-12 School Group Only)

$15.25

School Group (K-12 Students Only)

$11.70

The Science Behind Pixar (Exhibit only)

Adult (age 18-59)

$11.50

Youth (age 4-17)

$9.95

College Students (with ID)

$9.95

Senior (age 60+) $11.50

Adult Chaperone (K-12 School Group Only)

$11.50

School Group (K-12 Students Only)

$7.95

*Groups will receive one complimentary ticket for every fifteen tickets purchased.

Tips For Your Visit

Reserve Your Time

Tickets are timed and dated with specific queue entry times. You may stay in the exhibition as long as you like. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. 

IMPORTANT NOTE - Your timed ticket indicates the time you may join the line going into the exhibit. It does not reflect your exhibit entry time. Crowd flow is hard to predict, wait times may vary.

No refunds or exchanges for online ticket orders. Each ticket purchased online will be assessed a convenience fee. Tickets are valid only for the date and time specified on the ticket. Please double check the date and time of your event tickets. If you require assistance, email tickets@cscmail.org or call (213) 744-2019. California Science Center is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

Arrive Early—IMAX & Parking Information

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the time listed on your exhibition or IMAX ticket to allow time to park. Visit our Directions, Parking and Transportation page for more information.

If you reserve tickets by phone, you will need to pick them up at the California Science Center’s Box Office will call window, which could require additional wait time.

It is recommended that you allow 60 minutes to view the exhibition.

Exhibit Hours

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Hours are subject to change. Check our website for updates.

Gallery Policy

Photography is allowed inside the exhibition. (No flash).

No food, drink or large bags permitted in the gallery.

No re-entry after leaving the exhibition.

PLEASE NOTE: Endeavour Timed Reservations for individuals are required on weekends, holidays, and peak dates. For groups of 15 or more please call (213) 744-2019.