Kids Interactive California Science Center Los Angeles

Plan your visit to a fun interactive kid museum, the California Science Center in Los Angeles, this is one of my go-to experiences for my boys. It’s always a great place to cool down on the hot summer days, and learn something new.

There are many hands-on educational activities throughout the museum, don’t worry if you have little ones. Which is also the biggest museum in the city, and has a beautiful outdoor patio and grass area to hang out. As you wander around the science center you’ll notice the endless interactive displays that your toddlers will love. You’ll learn about humans in space, check out an astronaut suit and satellites! 

ecosystem and space LA Science center

Discovery Rooms for Little Learners 

There are plenty of resting areas to sit and enjoy a few minutes for your kids to play. I love the 2nd floor that is full of activities that can occupy the my kids for hours. By sharing toys with other children, interacting with different building tables and puzzles. They learn social skills, plus cool science innovations to help them explore their first explorations with building. 

kids learning california science center

Older children and adults can also have fun with all of the hands on demonstrations and play time. There is plenty of seating throughout the museum for parents to view the activity center. All while your children are entertained and you can catch a break to soak in the fun facts that you’ve learned. The California Science Center has plenty of Air and Space inspirational activities so that your kids can explore what it’s like to be an astronaut and fly into space!

visit the california science center

Ecosystems for Interactive Learning 

With so many permanent exhibits, you visit them all in one day, or take your time and plan multiple trips. Learn about space, ecosystems, creative world and so much more. I personally love that you can take go from one science subject to another with hands on learning. You won’t get bored!

Admission for the California Science Center, it’s FREE

You can checkout the details about admission to the science center exhibits and plan your day. Here are a few helpful tips: 

  • If you’d like to try the fun space shuttle rides, those are typically $5+/per person
  • They have a souvenir store
  • Dining: You can bring your own picnic meals in the patio are or enjoy a delicious meal purchased from the cafe inside the museum 
  • Parking is roughly $10-$12 (across the street from the museum)

There are plenty of exhibits that are scheduled throughout the year, you can plan ahead and make a day of your visit to the California Science Center. I highly recommend having a big breakfast prior to your visit, so you can fuel up and enjoy all of the activities. You can checkout my other recommendations for fun things to do with kids on their school break, on this post



  1. That looks like so much fun!!!! One of the things I want to do this year is visit Museums! I will add this to my to do list when I go back to Cali!!

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