Event Types

Event Types

Corporate? Social? Nonprofit? Weddings? We do it all!

With an array of spectacular venues, the California Science Center is the ideal setting for a wide variety of events!
See just some examples below of the many events you can host with us.

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Mirrored dining table with tall red florals under the wings of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a fundraising gala
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Nadine Froger Photography
Now launching wedding packages in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion and Wallis Annenberg Building!

Holiday Parties

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Catering staff in vests and Santa hats pouring liquid nitrogen into ice cream bowls in front of the Space Shuttle Main Engine for a Holiday Party
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Maya Myers Photography
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Midcentury Modern grey lounge vignette in front of the SpaceHab for a Holiday Party
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Visuals by Arpit
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White and gold cocktail furniture under the wing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour with winter gobo lighting
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Maya Myers Photography
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Two Christmas Trees dressed in lights and peppermint striped skirts flank the West Holding event entrance hallway which is lit by blue uplights
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Visuals by Arpit
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Closeup under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour of white lounge furniture, neon room accents, and planetary airstars
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Snap Yourself
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Event guests enter kelp forest tunnel lit in electric blue
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Snap Yourself
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Winter Corporate Holiday Party in Disney Court with white drapery and overhead stringer lights
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Maya Myers Photography
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Round glowing bar under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Snap Yourself
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Holiday Dinner Party in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with metallic teal and red tables
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Visuals by Arpit
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Midcentury Modern grey lounge vignette underneath space shuttle Endeavour for a Holiday Party. A centered coffee table holds a centerpiece decorated with ornaments.
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Visuals by Arpit
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Long shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a Corporate Holiday Party with starry lighting
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Snap Yourself
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Silver cocktail tables in Ecosystems atrium for Corporate Holiday Party
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Maya Myers Photography
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Catering staff in vests and Santa hats pouring liquid nitrogen into ice cream bowls in front of the Space Shuttle Main Engine for a Holiday Party
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Maya Myers Photography
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Midcentury Modern grey lounge vignette in front of the SpaceHab for a Holiday Party
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Visuals by Arpit
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White and gold cocktail furniture under the wing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour with winter gobo lighting
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Maya Myers Photography
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Two Christmas Trees dressed in lights and peppermint striped skirts flank the West Holding event entrance hallway which is lit by blue uplights
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Visuals by Arpit
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Closeup under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour of white lounge furniture, neon room accents, and planetary airstars
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Snap Yourself
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Event guests enter kelp forest tunnel lit in electric blue
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Snap Yourself
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Winter Corporate Holiday Party in Disney Court with white drapery and overhead stringer lights
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Maya Myers Photography
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Round glowing bar under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Snap Yourself
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Holiday Dinner Party in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with metallic teal and red tables
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Visuals by Arpit
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Midcentury Modern grey lounge vignette underneath space shuttle Endeavour for a Holiday Party. A centered coffee table holds a centerpiece decorated with ornaments.
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Visuals by Arpit
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Long shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a Corporate Holiday Party with starry lighting
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Snap Yourself
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Silver cocktail tables in Ecosystems atrium for Corporate Holiday Party
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Maya Myers Photography
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Purple and Amber hued Samuel Oschin Pavilion with starry accents
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Mirrored dining table with tall red florals under the wings of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a fundraising gala
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Purple and Amber hued Samuel Oschin Pavilion with starry accents
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Mirrored dining table with tall red florals under the wings of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a fundraising gala
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Cocktail Receptions

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Long shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour above glowing cocktail tables and white lounge furniture for a private event
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Someone's in the Kitchen
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White buffet with florals in front of the Space Shuttle Main Engine
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Avesha Michael
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Event guests arriving at the Wallis Annenberg Building entrance with red carpet draped steps and robin egg blue cocktail tables
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Sarah Golonka Photography
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Night cocktail reception in Ecosystems atrium with intimate table groupings and glowing orb centerpieces
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Visuals by Arpit
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Black and white cocktail reception from the tail end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Avesha Michael
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Event guests in formal attire drink cocktails in MUSES Room among black and teal patterned cocktail tables
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Sarah Golonka Photography
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Long shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour above glowing cocktail tables and white lounge furniture for a private event
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Someone's in the Kitchen
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White buffet with florals in front of the Space Shuttle Main Engine
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Avesha Michael
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Event guests arriving at the Wallis Annenberg Building entrance with red carpet draped steps and robin egg blue cocktail tables
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Sarah Golonka Photography
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Night cocktail reception in Ecosystems atrium with intimate table groupings and glowing orb centerpieces
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Visuals by Arpit
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Black and white cocktail reception from the tail end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Avesha Michael
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Event guests in formal attire drink cocktails in MUSES Room among black and teal patterned cocktail tables
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Sarah Golonka Photography
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Screenings & Premieres

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Purple and Pink hued Samuel Oschin Pavilion with galactic projection mapping on the ceilings for Star Trek Into Darkness film premiere
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Maya Myers Photography
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Purple and Pink hued Samuel Oschin Pavilion with galactic projection mapping on the ceilings for Star Trek Into Darkness film premiere
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Maya Myers Photography
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Official Tailgates

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Nonprofit Galas & Events

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Close up of a planetary globe centerpiece atop a dining table in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with AV screen in background
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Samuel Oschin Pavilion filled with green linen banquet tables, live trees, and garden park accents
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Guest register for Pompeii exhibit opening at Ancient Roman registration structure in Lorsch Family Pavilion
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Side view of event guest mingling in Edgerton Court decorated with dog bone shaped bar and stringer lights
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Holiday Dinner Party in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with metallic teal and red tables
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Visuals by Arpit
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Private event catering buffet tables under the nose of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Brian Leahy Photography
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Astronaut Garret Reisman on stage, presenting to gala dinner guests under the space shuttle Endeavour
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John McCoy
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Dinner Gala in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with purple and yellow floral centerpieces
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Becca Rillo Photography
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Close up of a planetary globe centerpiece atop a dining table in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with AV screen in background
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Samuel Oschin Pavilion filled with green linen banquet tables, live trees, and garden park accents
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Guest register for Pompeii exhibit opening at Ancient Roman registration structure in Lorsch Family Pavilion
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Side view of event guest mingling in Edgerton Court decorated with dog bone shaped bar and stringer lights
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Nadine Froger Photography
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Holiday Dinner Party in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with metallic teal and red tables
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Visuals by Arpit
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Private event catering buffet tables under the nose of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Brian Leahy Photography
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Astronaut Garret Reisman on stage, presenting to gala dinner guests under the space shuttle Endeavour
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John McCoy
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Dinner Gala in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion with purple and yellow floral centerpieces
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Becca Rillo Photography
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Daytime Luncheons

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Conferences & Meetings

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Additional Event Types

  • Client appreciation events
  • Product launches
  • Intimate dinners
  • Company staff parties
  • Food tasting events
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Mini Cooper cocktail reception featuring vehicles on display inside the Wallis Annenberg Building
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White event lounge furniture under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Avesha Michael
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Long dining table for an intimate dinner under the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Additional Social Events (Planner Required)

  • High school social events
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Milestone celebrations
  • Celebrations of life
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Sparkly gold cocktail table and white lounge furniture in front of the Wallis Annenberg Building fountain and light up Mock Prom lettering above the bamboo garden
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Sparkly gold cocktail table illuminated by accent lighting in the Wallis Annenberg Building bamboo garden for high school prom
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Serpentine dining table with bright orange chairs and bold accent florals backdropped by the Space Shuttle Main Engine for milestone celebration
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Curtis Dahl

Next Up:

Seated Dinner under the Samuel Oschin Pavilion lit deep red with glowing globe centerpieces
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Bixel & Company
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