California Science Center

Local nameCalifornia Science Center
LocationExposition Park, Los Angeles, United States

The California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. Billed as the West Coast's largest hands-on science center, the California Science Center is a public-private partnership between the State of California and the California Science Center Foundation. The California Natural Resources Agency oversees the California Science Center and the California African American Museum.

Founded in 1951 as the "California Museum of Science and Industry", the Museum was remodeled and renamed in 1998 as the "California Science Center". The California Science Center hosts the California State Science Fair annually.

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Opening hours

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

IMAX Theater is open daily. Check the showtimes.


California Science Center:
Free admission to permanent exhibit galleries.

IMAX Theater:
Adults (18-59): $8.95
Senior (60+), students (13-17, valid ID): $6.75
Children (4-12): $5.75

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +1 323 724 3623

Address 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA

Coordinates 34°0'57.458" N -118°17'11.087" E

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