Is an advance reservation required?
Our permanent galleries are free and do not require a reservation. IMAX and Special Exhibit tickets are required, and groups of 15 or more must contact our reservations department at (213) 744-2019.
What parts of the Science Center are currently closed?
Space Shuttle Endeavour inside the Samuel Oschin Pavilion is currently closed. The High-Wire Bike, climbing wall, and World of Life Discovery Room are also temporarily closed.
Are you scheduling school or group visits?
Can I store luggage or items?
No, we are unable to store any items.
Can I take photos?
We encourage guests to take photos throughout your visit! Please note, however, that flash is often prohibited inside our special exhibitions to protect the artifacts—check the guidelines for individual exhibitions for details. Also, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, stabilizers, gimbals, and mobile camera sticks are not allowed inside the Science Center.
Are you hosting private events?
What’s available online?
The California Science Center offers many free opportunities to learn online with Virtual Field Trips, Stuck at Home Science activities, FunLab, the podcast Ever Wonder?, and Inside Endeavour virtual tours. There is also online access to ExploraStore and Endeavour Store merchandise.
Meet live animals in Ecosystems and let your imagination take flight as you explore our amazing airplanes and spacecraft, and enjoy making new memories at the Science Center.
Air and Space Exhibits
Guests can explore the Science Center’s air and space artifacts, learn about human space flight, aeronautics, and more with exhibits including:
- Endeavour Together: Parts and People, an accompanying exhibit gallery
- Apollo-Soyuz Command Module
- Gemini 11 Capsule
- Mercury-Redstone 2
Visitors can observe live animals in Ecosystems with many galleries illustrating different ecological environments now open, including:
- Kelp Forest
- Island Zone
- Extreme Zone: Rocky Shore
- Extreme Zone: Desert
- Extreme Zone: Poles
- Extreme Zone: Deep-Sea Vents
- Rot Room
- River Zone
- Global Zone
- L.A. Zone