California Science Center

Type: IMAX Theaters, Museums, Science Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Museums: One way or another, this museum of science and technology has been in operation since 1912, when it began as the State Exposition Building. It was remodeled in 1951 and rechristened the California...  Read More
Things to Do with Kids: Children will develop a new appreciation for science at the California Science Center as they learn how physics and chemistry apply to the everyday world. With hands-on experiments and exhibits...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Science Center: Daily 10am-5pm
  • IMAX: Daily

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Science Center Entry Free
    Science Center Parking $8 - $25
    IMAX Adult $8.25; Senior (60+) $6; Student (13-17) $6; Child (4-12) $5

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  • Museums: "Be sure to make a timed reservation to view the Endeavour space shuttle, especially on weekends or holidays. There is a $2 fee to reserve on the Internet."
  • Best for Museums Because: A fascinating entry into the sciences for kids – and adults will love this hands-on museum as well.

  • Things to Do with Kids: "The Discovery Rooms are designed for kids ages seven and younger to learn and play."

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