California Science Center

Explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Some exhibits and attractions include:

The Art of the Brick (Special Exhibition, February 28 – September 7)
Experience the world’s largest display of LEGO® art. Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. The collection includes Sawaya’s original sculptures as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Other highlights include a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, a 7-foot tall Easter Island Moai statue and an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick-infused photography.

Science in Toyland (Special Exhibition)
Play with spin tops, set up dominoes, build a mini roller coaster and more. Explore what toys teach us about science in this hands-on exhibit. Activities teach kids about buoyancy, angular momentum, inertia, chain reactions, shapes, and pattern recognition through engaging and fun play. 

Creative World
Explore the benefits and consequences of invention and innovation on your journey through Creative World. From digital imaging to solar cars and earthquake-resistant buildings, Creative World showcases advances humans make to fill the needs for structures and transportation. Venture into the realm of technology to make your own discoveries!

Space Shuttle Endeavour 
Discover real artifacts, images, footage, and information on how the space shuttle came to be. Explore the gallery featuring Endeavour’s tires, toilet, external tank’s nose cone, and the Rocketdyne Operations Support Center from Canoga Park, which monitored the first 8.5 minutes of every shuttle launch. Enter the Samuel Oschin Pavilion and see Endeavour up close. Graphic displays discuss its thundering ascent into orbit, high-speed runway landing, thermal protection system, orbital maneuvering system, and main engines. Discover the science and technology behind one of the most advanced transportation systems ever created. The California Science Center also has many other air and space exhibits, featuring models of the Gemini 11 capsule, Apollo spacesuit, Sputnik, Explorer 1, Hubble Space Telescope and much more.

Visit the California Science Center website for a complete list of current exhibitions. 

 

Homeschool Days
Take advantage of the Science Center’s Homeschool Days Program. Slect days throughout the school year, homeschool students come together to explore a variety of science concepts. Each day will feature age-appropriate activities held in their educational classrooms. Visit their website for enrollment dates and availability.

Science Saturdays
Select Saturdays, explore a variety of science topics. Each day will feature age-appropriate activities held in their educational classrooms. Visit their website for dates, topics and availability.

Free General Admission
General admission grants visitors access to all permanent exhibitions; access to special exhibits and IMAX experiences require paid admission, and reserving tickets ahead of time is recommended.

 

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