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The California Science Center offers fun and informative exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibitions that change all the time, so visit often to find out what's new!

Special Exhibitions

  • Dogs! A Science Tail

    Dogs! A Science Tail

    From lovable companions to loyal protectors, dogs live and work alongside us. They can rescue us from peril, sniff out danger, or provide help to people in need. Through engaging and fun hands-on exhibits, explore the science behind the bond between humans and dogs. 

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    MathAlive! inspires, sparks the imagination, and reveals not only math at work but the endless possibilities of math. Ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video, try your hand at engineering a skyscraper, and even design a skateboard!

Permanent Exhibitions

  • kelp forest diver


    In this area that includes live animals and interactive exhibits, immerse yourself in Earth’s ecosystems to discover how living things on our planet are interconnected with their environment.

  • Creative World Structures

    Creative World

    Explore the inventions and environments humans create to meet their needs for communication, transportation and structures.

  • World of Life Tess

    World of Life

    Examine how people, plants, animals and the tiniest living cells all perform the same life processes to survive.

  • Family in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion

    Air and Space Exhibits

    Let your imagination soar as you explore real aerospace artifacts and discover how scientific principles affect aircraft and spacecraft design.

  • A silvery titanium A-12 Blackbird jet perches over a winding garden path outside the California Science Center.

    Roy A. Anderson Blackbird Exhibit and Garden

    Before you get inside our doors, explore the garden outside to find science all around you!

  • Science Spectacular Hovercraft

    Live Shows and Demonstrations

    Be sure to check out our daily offering of free shows and demonstrations!

  • Teenage Boy on the Highwire Bike


    In addition to our hands-on exhibits, the Science Center offers several attractions to optimize your visit!

    Please Note: The Ecology Cliff Climb and the High Wire Bicycle have height and weight limitations. Shoes must be fully enclosed and secured by laces or straps; dresses or skirts are not recommended. Please click Attractions link for further details.

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    The California Science Center offers an unconditional welcome to all our guests and sets the highest level of individual service and institutional integrity. We are devoted to making the Science Center accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Dogs! A Science Tail Opens March 16, 2019

    Exhibit Rentals and Sales

    Check here to find out about innovative California Science Center exhibitions available for rent and sale to other science centers and museums.