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*All tickets include an IMAX film and access to special reservation-only exhibits


Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.

About California Science Center

The California Science Center, located in Los Angeles, is a premier destination for science education and discovery. The center offers visitors the opportunity to explore a wide array of scientific concepts through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational programs. It is known for its engaging displays and commitment to inspiring curiosity and a love for science.

Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 1951 as the California Museum of Science and Industry, the center was rebranded as the California Science Center in 1998. The transformation was aimed at expanding its mission to offer more interactive and educational science experiences.

Key Features and Exhibits

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour: One of the most popular attractions, the Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibit allows visitors to see the iconic spacecraft up close. The exhibit includes the shuttle, its external tank, and solid rocket boosters, along with interactive displays about space exploration.
  • Ecosystems: This immersive exhibit takes visitors through various ecosystems, including the desert, polar regions, and the deep sea. It features live animals, interactive displays, and educational content about the Earth's diverse environments and the life they support.
  • Creative World: Focused on technology and engineering, this exhibit explores human innovation and its impact on society. Visitors can engage with hands-on activities that demonstrate principles of physics, engineering, and design.
  • World of Life: This exhibit delves into the science of living organisms, from the cellular level to entire ecosystems. Interactive displays and models help visitors understand biological processes and the interconnectedness of life.
  • ExploraStore: The museum’s gift shop offers a variety of science-themed merchandise, educational toys, and souvenirs, providing visitors with the opportunity to take a piece of their learning experience home.

Interactive Learning

  • Family Programs: Family-friendly programs feature interactive activities, science demonstrations, and special events designed to engage children and families in learning together.
  • IMAX Theater: The center's IMAX Theater shows educational films on a giant screen, providing an immersive experience that complements the exhibits and enhances learning about science and the natural world.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check the California Science Center’s website for current exhibits, IMAX film schedules, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit. 
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking around the center and participating in hands-on activities.
  • Bring Essentials: Pack water, snacks, and sun protection if you plan to explore the outdoor areas. The center also offers dining options on-site.
  • Engage with Staff: Utilize the knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide insights and answer questions about the exhibits and programs.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage children to participate in the interactive exhibits and family programs for an educational and memorable experience.


By visiting the California Science Center, families can immerse themselves in the wonders of science and technology, exploring interactive exhibits and learning about the natural world. The center provides a dynamic and educational environment that inspires curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. Whether marveling at the Space Shuttle Endeavour, exploring ecosystems, or engaging in hands-on science activities, the California Science Center offers an enriching experience for visitors of all ages.


California Science Center

PriceFrom $45.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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