IMAX

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Audience inside IMAX Theater watching a movie featuring an astronaut

Turn your visit into an all-day science adventure – visit our exhibit galleries and watch an IMAX movie!

All movies will be shown in 3D. For the safety of our guests, all 3D glasses are cleaned and sanitized before every use.

Transport yourself to awesome new worlds and engage your senses in endless colors and soul-stirring sounds. Every element in our state-of-the-art theater is specially designed to create an immersive experience, ensuring movie magic each time the lights go down. Our IMAX with Laser projection system will draw you into the action like never before. Coupled with IMAX's next-generation 12 channel surround sound system, our seven-story screen brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe. Experience an IMAX movie and get the big picture!

SHOWTIMES

NOW - DECEMBER 31 View Details

10:00 a.m.  Journey to Space 3D
11:00 a.m.  Under the Sea 3D
12:00 p.m. Secrets of the Universe 3D
 1:00 p.m.  Journey to Space 3D
 2:00 p.m.  Under the Sea 3D
 3:00 p.m.  Secrets of the Universe 3D
 4:00 p.m.  Journey to Space 3D
 5:00 p.m.  Under the Sea 3D (Sat., Sun., Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve)

TICKET PRICING

        PRICES    Adult     Child    Student   Senior          MEMBER PRICES    Adult     Child    Student    Senior
            IMAX    $8.95   $6.75   $7.95        $7.95                              IMAX    $7.95    $5.75   $6.95       $6.95
        COMBO   $7.50    $5.75   $6.95       $6.95                          COMBO   $6.95    $4.75   $5.95       $5.95
MULTISHOW   $8.00   $5.90   $7.00        $7.00

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Journey to Space 3D

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Crowds watching the Space Shuttle Endeavour being transported through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

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Planet Mars

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The Solar System

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Crowds watching the Space Shuttle Endeavour being transported through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

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Planet Mars

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The Solar System

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A scientist inspecting the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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Six astrophysicists taking a photo with Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez
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Physicist Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez reviewing books in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez

Scientist Manuel Calderon de la Barca with filmmaker.

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Four astrophysicists inspecting an engine in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez
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A scientist inspecting the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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Six astrophysicists taking a photo with Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez
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Physicist Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez reviewing books in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez

Scientist Manuel Calderon de la Barca with filmmaker.

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Four astrophysicists inspecting an engine in Secrets of the Universe 3D
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Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez
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A Wunderpus phtogenicus doing a pinwheel-like somersault in the waters of Alotau in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, in the IMAX movie Under the Sea
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© 2008 Michele Hall used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

An entertaining Wunderpus phtogenicus does a pinwheel-like somersault in the waters of Alotau in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.

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The dance of the jellyfish (Thysanostoma thysanura) draws the attention of several butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis) in the cool waters of Clam Gardens in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, in the IMAX film Under the Sea
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© 2008 Michele Hall used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

The dance of the jellyfish (Thysanostoma thysanura) draws the attention of several butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis) in the cool waters of Clam Gardens in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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One of the Under the Sea film crew, Stuart MacFarlane, poses for a photo next to a giant potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
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© 2008 Mark Spencer used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

One of the Under the Sea film crew, Stuart MacFarlane, poses for a photo next to a giant potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) as it shows off its potato-like markings in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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Hundreds of glassy sweeper fish dart over the dizzying array of colorful Coral Bommie of Indonesia, within the movie Under the Sea
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© 2008 Jeff Wildermuth used with permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Hundreds of glassy sweeper fish create visual chaos as they dart over the dizzying array of colorful coral bommie of Indonesia.

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A pair of Australian sea lions by the Hopkins Island in South Australia, in the IMAX movie Under the Sea
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©2008 Jeff Wildermuth used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

A pair of Australian sea lions lazily cruise the waters around the Hopkins Island in South Australia.

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A Wunderpus phtogenicus doing a pinwheel-like somersault in the waters of Alotau in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, in the IMAX movie Under the Sea
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© 2008 Michele Hall used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

An entertaining Wunderpus phtogenicus does a pinwheel-like somersault in the waters of Alotau in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.

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The dance of the jellyfish (Thysanostoma thysanura) draws the attention of several butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis) in the cool waters of Clam Gardens in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, in the IMAX film Under the Sea
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© 2008 Michele Hall used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

The dance of the jellyfish (Thysanostoma thysanura) draws the attention of several butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis) in the cool waters of Clam Gardens in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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One of the Under the Sea film crew, Stuart MacFarlane, poses for a photo next to a giant potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
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© 2008 Mark Spencer used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

One of the Under the Sea film crew, Stuart MacFarlane, poses for a photo next to a giant potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) as it shows off its potato-like markings in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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Hundreds of glassy sweeper fish dart over the dizzying array of colorful Coral Bommie of Indonesia, within the movie Under the Sea
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© 2008 Jeff Wildermuth used with permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Hundreds of glassy sweeper fish create visual chaos as they dart over the dizzying array of colorful coral bommie of Indonesia.

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A pair of Australian sea lions by the Hopkins Island in South Australia, in the IMAX movie Under the Sea
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©2008 Jeff Wildermuth used with permission by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

A pair of Australian sea lions lazily cruise the waters around the Hopkins Island in South Australia.

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Guests in The Art of the Brick exhibit view Yellow Man, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading out
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Accessibility Services & Amenities View Details

Here at the California Science Center, we want all guests to participate equally in the excitement of experiencing science! We are committed to breaking down any barriers to access. If you have questions about accessibility that are not answered here, please call us at 213-744-2019; email us at 4info@californiasciencecenter.org; or stop by our Information Desk just inside the main entrance.

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Sensory Friendly Screenings View Details

The California Science Center is proud to offer sensory friendly screenings in 2D for guests of all ages once a month. 

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Closed Captioning View Details

Closed captions for the hearing impaired are available. Learn more about Closed Captioning for our IMAX movies.

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Support a dynamic educational resource and enjoy a year of special experiences, including IMAX movie previews and ticket discounts. Join today to launch your science adventure!

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Guest Services facilitator sits on floor with puppet in hand and plays with young children in the Ecosystem Discovery Room reading area
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Your patronage supports science learning

The California Science Center is a non-profit organization. Your IMAX ticket purchase helps fund our exhibit and education programs. The IMAX movies we show support our mission to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone. Thank you for choosing the California Science Center IMAX Theater!