Directions, Parking and Transportation

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Parking Rates

Parking for cars and "yellow" school buses is $12 until 5:00 p.m. and $15 after 5:00 p.m. Parking for Charter buses and oversize vehicles is $30. (CASH ONLY)

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Go Metro

Skip traffic and take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station.

The Science Center is located in Exposition Park and is less than a five minute walk from the station. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner below.

Public Transit Options from Outside LA County:

Ride Amtrak or Metrolink to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and transfer to the Metro Red or Purple Lines to 7th St/Metro Center Station. Then take the Expo Line directly to Expo Park/USC Station.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle racks are available north and south of the California Science Center and are conveniently located just feet from the entrances. Depending on configuration and availability, anywhere between 8-15 bicycles can be accommodated at any one time.

Driving Directions

Science Center street map directions

North on the Harbor Freeway (110)

  • Exit Exposition Boulevard
  • Turn left to Flower Street
  • Turn left on Flower to Figueroa Street
  • Enter Exposition Park 1/2 block on the right (39th Street/Exposition Park Drive)
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure

North on the Harbor Freeway (110) (Fastrak Express Lane only)

  • Exit 39th Street/Exposition Park Drive
  • Turn left on 39th Street/Exposition Park Drive
  • Proceed straight into Exposition Park
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure

South on the Harbor Freeway (110)

  • Exit Exposition Boulevard
  • Make a soft left at bottom of ramp to Flower Street
  • Turn left on Figueroa Street
  • Enter Exposition Park 1/2 block on the right 
    (39th Street/Exposition Park Drive)
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure