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The California Science Center remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Detailed plans that provide for the safety of our guests and staff are being developed as we look forward to welcoming everyone back. We are continuing to consult state and local government agencies for guidance on safety measures.

Our mission to inspire science learning in everyone continues virtually with Stuck at Home Science activities and the newly added Science Beyond the Center program, featuring interviews, podcasts and behind-the-scenes perspectives of our exhibits, all available for free on our website.

We will share our progress and announce the date for reopening via email, our social media channels and website once it is confirmed.

More Information

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Admission to the Science Center's permanent exhibition galleries is FREE (excluding IMAX and Special Exhibits). Enhance your experience by visiting our special exhibitions.

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Field Trips and Groups

The Science Center offers self-guided experiences of Permanent and Special Exhibit galleries, Big Lab interactive programs, and IMAX Movies at discounted prices for Field Trips and Groups of 15 or more. Field trips and group attendance have been temporarily suspended to allow for safe distancing.



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Directions, Parking and Transportation

South of downtown Los Angeles, the Science Center is located in historic Exposition Park which is across the street from the Expo Park/USC Station on the Metro Expo Line. By car, the Science Center is two blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit.

A map of where the California Science Center is located within Exposition Park

Science Center Map

Plan your self-guided experience of the Science Center.

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We are devoted to making the Science Center accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

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Dining Options

Enjoy a meal from one of our dining options located on the Science Center's first floor or grab a snack at the IMAX Theater's concession stand.


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Take your science learning home by shopping for educational gadgets, games and souvenirs at the ExploraStore.

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Plan an Event

Whether it's an intimate setting for forty or an extravaganza for four thousand, the California Science Center is the ideal setting for your corporate, nonprofit, or social event.

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About Exposition Park

Learn more about Exposition Park and neighboring attractions.

Lost and Found

The California Science Center will do its best to help reunite guests with their lost property.

  • During Your Visit: Stop by the Information Desk located near the south entrance to the Science Center to get help with any Lost and Found inquiries. Please note that the Information Desk is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • After Your Visit: If you realize you lost something at the Science Center, please email us at Please note that Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.