Learning and Fun are in Store!

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A trip through ExploraStore will leave your head spinning with ideas.

Mirroring the wondrous exhibits of the California Science Center, the 4,000-square-foot store is as enlightening as it is fun to shop. ExploraStore will dazzle you with its incredible collection of scientific and educational gifts, toys, kits and materials. There's something to fascinate everyone, from young children to educators. ExploraStore is divided into thematic areas that correspond to the Science Center's major exhibit galleries, so you can take all the learning and fun home with you.

  • World of Life: Discover all things biological. This area is alive with information and fun!
  • Creative World: Delve into technology, structures, transportation and communication. Think inventive!
  • Air and Space: Probe the mysteries of outer space. Blast off!
  • Ecosystems: Explore items from habitats like deserts, islands, kelp forests and rocky shores. Take the plunge!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the ExploraStore located within the California Science Center? View Details

ExploraStore is located in the first floor lobby near the south main entrance of the California Science Center.

What happened to the Endeavour store? View Details

The Endeavour Store is permanently closed. Endeavour will be off display for several years, until the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center opens to the public. If you are interested in any Endeavour related items, please visit the ExploraStore or the Endeavour Online Store, or call us at (213) 744-7422.

What is your return policy? View Details

Refunds and exchanges are permitted within 30 days of purchase when accompanied by an original receipt or proof of purchase. If you are not satisfied with a purchase, please contact a customer service representative at [email protected],or call (213) 744-7422. If the line is busy, please leave a clear and detailed voice mail message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. A Return Authorization Number (RA#) is required before shipping back any item(s) for return or exchange. Shipping and handling charges as well as return shipping charges may not be refundable in all cases. All prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

To return or exchange an item that has been authorized, please send the package with a copy of your receipt, your contact information and the RA# written on the outside of the package to:

California Science Center Foundation
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90037

RA# ________

What are your hours of operation? View Details

We are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

How can I contact the ExploraStore or Endeavour Online Store? View Details

You can reach the ExploraStore at (213) 744-7422, or [email protected]

You can reach the Endeavour Online Store at (213) 744-2678, or [email protected].

Or you can mail us at:

California Science Center Foundation
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90037

Can I place a phone order for items sold in the ExploraStore that are not shown in the online store? View Details

Yes, please call us at (213) 744-7422 between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time and we'll be happy to process your telephone order.

What shipping provider do you use? View Details

Standard Deliveries within the continental U.S. are sent via the United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail, First Class Mail, or Standard Post from Los Angeles, California. For deliveries to locations the USPS does not serve, we use United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express Ground (FED EX. Ground). Delivery time varies depending on location and product availability, but generally it takes 3-10 business days. You will be advised of any delay on shipping that exceeds 30 days. See chart below for shipping rates.

How much does shipping cost? View Details

Standard Shipping & Handling Rates (based on order subtotal after applicable discounts are applied). Add an additional $3.00 charge to the chart below for deliveries to Hawaii, Alaska, PO Boxes, APO (and other military addresses), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam or other addresses within the continental United States not serviced by USPS.

Standard Shipping & Handling Rate Chart
  • Orders up to $50.00 → $9.95
  • $50.01 - $100.00 → $13.00
  • $100.01 - $150.00 → $16.00
  • $150.01 - $200.00 → $18.00
  • $200.01 and over → $20.00
How can I track my shipment? View Details

We'll provide you with a tracking number via email when the order has shipped.