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Private Events & Conferences

Launching Remarkable Events

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COVID-19 Note:

While special events are currently on hold, our staff are still available to assist you with new event inquiries and current event planning or rescheduling. Please reach out to us via email at [email protected] or directly to Chris Sion, Sophie Westacott, or Shelby Richmond and we would be happy to assist you!

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The California Science Center, conveniently located in the heart of Exposition Park, just south of Downtown Los Angeles, is a premiere event destination location. Whether you choose to host a private event before or after the Center’s public viewing hours, you and your guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience—rivaled by no other!

The mission of the California Science Center is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences. To further this mission our dedicated event staff will be delighted to assist in full planning and execution of your truly memorable event.By hosting an event at the Science Center, you will be assisting us with our free general admission policy and our world-class exhibit and educational programs.

Imagine you and your guests surrounded by our 188-thousand gallon Kelp Forest tank or captivated by Space Shuttle Endeavour! We offer these unique venues and many more to support your corporate, non-profit or social event ranging from two people to thousands.

Samuel Oschin Pavilion - Blue Discovery Ball
Samuel Oschin Pavilion - B&W
Big Lab Purple
Edgerton Court - Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery Ball
Ecosystems - Piano Lounge
Lorsch Family Pavilion
IMAX Theater
Disney Science Court - Red Event
Loker Conference Center
Muses Room - Orange

Download our brochure for an overview of our venues.

The California Science Center extends convenient one-stop shopping for your unique event needs. Within our five distinct venues we can accommodate multiple intimate groups of 50 or less or groups as large as 10,000. all while offering you a curated list of excellent caterers, convenient on-site parking, full-service event managers, private access to our permanent and temporary exhibits, and complimentary use of available in-house equipment.

Event Enhancements

Special Exhibitions

Art of the Brick Exhibit Photo

Experience The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO® art! Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.

Talk to our Sales Manager about incorporating private daytime or evening access to our current special exhibit into your next event!

Diver Greetings & Keeper Interactives

Keeper with tortoise interacting with event guests

Our world class divers provide daily care for our Kelp Forest tank and its inhabitants, which include leopard sharks, horn sharks, moray eels, giant seabass, rays, rockfish, spiny lobsters, anemones, and more! The divers can serve as fun and friendly greeters for your guests, or answer their burning questions about diving and marine science.

Or get even closer to some of our living collections on the dry side! Our team of Keepers can facilitate up close interactions for you and your guests with a number of our live animal species.

Educational Activities

    Education Team interacting with student

    Bring the spirit of the California Science Center to your event with educational activities for your guests to enjoy. Choose from one of our many engaging experiences, or work with our events and education team to create programs to make your event truly stand out. Talk to our Sales Manager for more information.

    Some activities include:

    • Slime Lab
    • Color Changing UV
    • Jewelry making
    • Liquid Nitrogen Stations
    • Vacuum Chamber Demonstrations and more…