Field Trips & Groups

Field Trips & Groups

Making a Group Field Trip Reservation

Parties of 15 or more are required to make a reservation before visiting. 

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Call (213) 744-2019 to speak with a reservation assistant. Reservations are accepted weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Payment Information

There is a non-refundable $25 booking fee for the general Science Center field trip. The booking fee must be paid at least 30 days prior to the field trip date. If booking a reservation less than 30 days in advance, the booking fees are due immediately. The booking fee is applied toward the total cost of IMAX movie tickets, special exhibit tickets, and/or Big Lab program. 

All unpaid fees are due upon arrival at the Science Center on the date of your visit. Please check in at the Box Office. 

Accepted forms of payment are cash, check (payable to the California Science Center Foundation or CSCF), Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, Traveler's Check, purchase orders (original P.O. must be presented on the day of visit). Requisitions and personal checks are not accepted. If paying in cash, please collect all monies from your total group prior to reaching the Box Office. To allow our cashiers to process your order in a timely fashion, we ask that you refrain from paying in coin and/or small bills. If paying by check, balance due may be broken down into a maximum of 3 different checks. Refunds exceeding $100 will be mailed to the group. No other discounts, coupons, passes, or member vouchers may be used in conjunction with group sales discount. 


Things to do on your field trip

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IMAX theater
IMAX Theater

Transport yourself to awesome new worlds and engage your senses in endless colors and soul-stirring sounds. Take part in an IMAX movie that projects film on a 90 foot wide screen.

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Big Lab

Enhance Pre K-8th grade classroom science with activities focused on physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and more! All programs support Next Generation Science Standards.

Visitors observe Tess, a 50-foot body simulator, in action
Permanent Exhibit Galleries

Learn through hands-on experiences in permanent exhibit galleries that explore human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and the Earth's ecosystems.

Endeavour is off display

Endeavour will be off display for several years, until the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center opens to the public. Read Go for Stack and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

Join Team Endeavour and support our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made by calling (213) 744-2019. Program fees paid in full, minus the booking fee, will be refunded only if you cancel your reservation at least 7 working days before the date of your visit. If you cancel your reservation less than 7 working days prior to your visit, no program fees will be refunded.


Final headcount must be given 7 days prior to the date of your visit. Should your headcount change, please fax in a revised confirmation to (213) 222-0953 or call (213) 744-2019 with your changes. If fewer individuals in your group arrive on your visit date, the group will be responsible for payment of all reserved tickets. If you arrive with more individuals than you reserved, your group space is not guaranteed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other programs can students attend at the Science Center? View Details

The California Science Center offers a variety of programs to enhance your field trip. However, programs and their times change daily. Please see the information desk on the day of your arrival for a listing of live demonstrations.

What are the prices and location of parking at the Science Center? View Details

Individual parking is located in the parking structure at the corner of 39th Street and Figueroa. Group or bus parking is available. Please contact a reservationist at 213-744-2019 or visit the Directions, Parking and Transportation page for more info.

Is there a place to store lunches? View Details

We do not have lunch storage available. 

Are chaperones required to stay with their group? View Details

YES! We ask that 1 adult chaperone accompanies every 10 children/students. We ask that children/students stay with their group at all times.