About Us

About Us

Our Mission

The California Science Center aspires to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.

The California Science Center is a world-class educational resource and family destination featuring hands-on exhibits and inquiry-based education programs serving a diverse community of learners. Located in the heart of Los Angeles in historic Exposition Park, the Science Center is open to the public 7 days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its four major exhibit areas. 

World of Life probes the commonalities of the living world, from the single-celled bacterium to the 100-trillion-celled human being. Creative World examines the ways people employ technology to meet their needs for transportation, communication and structures. Ecosystems features an unprecedented blend of more than 200 species of live plants and animals, and hands-on exhibits in 11 immersive environments. Air and Space exhibits explore the science and engineering behind atmospheric flight and space travel. We are the proud home of space shuttle Endeavour, one of three remaining space shuttles and the only one of these national treasures in the western United States.

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Our Story

California Science Center rear entrance and North Patios illuminated in amber and pink uplights

Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

Samuel Oschin Air and Space render
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Science Center School

Diverse students doing a hands-on activity at Big Lab
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Leroy Hamilton