California Science Center

Explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibitions, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films.

Permanent exhibits include:

  • Fire! Science & Safety – Explore the science of fire by creating “fire”, practicing firefighting skills with a fire extinguisher, and figure out which appliances might blow a circuit when used together.
  • Life! Beginnings – Discover how humans and all living creatures reproduce, develop, and pass on their genes to bring new life into the world.
  • Ecosystems – Explore the kelp forest, rocky shore, desert, poles, deep-sea vents, island zone, river zone, L.A. zone, and global zone.
  • Air & Space – See a unique collection of artifacts and hands-on activities to discover how humans design aircraft, spacecraft and space probes for specific tasks.
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour – See Endeavour up close and discover the science behind this amazing vehicle. December 31, 2023, will be the last chance to see Endeavour on exhibit for several years until the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center opens to the public.

Check out their special exhibit “LEONARDO DA VINCI: Inventor. Artist. Dreamer” and explore 30 ingenious inventions and over a dozen full-scale models—including the Flying Bicycle, Great Organ and more—each built according to da Vinci’s drawings. Engage in other hands-on science learning activities inside the exhibition. Now – September 2, 2024.

“Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear!” included with free general admission, creates interactive, challenges, like the Fear Challenge Course, to experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind our physical and emotional responses.

Membership and facility rental available.

🐥 Cheap! Cheap! Alert: General admission is free (IMAX and special ticketed exhibitions are additional cost).



California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623