Space Shuttle Endeavour
©Tracie Spence Photography


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



    The largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH is making its world premiere at the California Science Center for its only scheduled US appearance before it begins its European tour.

  • Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

    Prepare to be (a little) scared! Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear invites you to get startled in the name of science. Discover how fear affects our bodies, our brains, and even our societies.

  • Conservator packing Tut artifact

    The Art of Preserving and Packing King Tut's Treasures

    Through images captured by Gil Garcetti, peer behind the scenes to see how a talented team prepares precious antiquities for touring.

  • ET on truck

    Mission 26: ET Comes Home

    Experience ET-94's move to the California Science Center through engaging photographs captured by Gil Garcetti. The exhibition highlights moments of ET-94's trip through the Panama Canal, its arrival in Marina del Rey, and its journey through the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood on the way to its new home.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour during transport through the streets of LA

    Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

    Mission 26: The Big Endeavour features photographs of some of the spectacular scenes from space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to its final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center.

  • Dog

    Dogs! A Science Tail (opens March 16, 2019)

    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. And don't miss the live demonstrations of working dogs in action!

Permanent Exhibitions

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

    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.