The California Science Center is advancing a transformative project to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers and explorers. EndeavourLA is the California Science Center Foundation’s fundraising campaign to create the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and support ongoing exhibits, programs and operations.
Endeavour LA Campaign
Our Biggest Endeavour Yet
Construction is underway to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a 200,000 square foot addition to the California Science Center's main building, joining existing exhibits and galleries. Long envisioned as Phase III of the Science Center’s three-decade Master Plan, this major expansion will include a diverse collection of aircraft and spacecraft, immersive experiences and the Science Center’s signature hands-on, educational exhibits that encourage active learning through discovery.
The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will feature three major multi-level galleries—the Samuel Oschin Shuttle Gallery, the Korean Air Aviation Gallery, and the Kent Kresa Space Gallery. As the centerpiece of Phase III, space shuttle Endeavour will be an awe-inspiring sight, towering 200 feet tall in vertical "ready for launch" configuration. The new Air and Space Center will be a fitting permanent home for Endeavour, one of just three remaining flown space shuttle orbiters and the only one of these national treasures on the west coast. It will be the only place in the world to see a complete Space Shuttle System with authentic flight hardware, including Endeavour mated to real solid rocket boosters and external tank.
Construction on the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center began in 2022 and every day brings us closer to completing this one-of-a-kind educational resource for California.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our major donors and community supporters, as well as significant public funding, over $360 million has been raised toward the $400 million EndeavourLA Campaign goal. Construction has commenced but our mission continues. You can be a part of this historic effort and invest in science learning for everyone with a gift to the campaign. Contact us at 213-744-7495 or email the campaign team to discuss your contribution or learn more about ways to support the California Science Center Foundation.
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