CA SCIENCE CENTER

To conclude our space theme, we visited the California Science Center in Los Angeles, home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. If you have never been to CSC, I highly recommend it. It offers fun and informative exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in their galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more.

To instill the love of science and technology in young learners, the museum’s admission cost is FREE (unless you’re watching an IMAX movie which costs $6.75 per child and $8.95 per adult which also includes visiting the Endeavour).

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We went specifically for the space exhibit to round-up our space theme. So in that exhibit we learned about air flows, humans in space, mission to the planets, and stars & telescopes. And of course, the piece de resistance is seeing the Endeavour. Again, you’ll have to make reservations to see this epic piece of science history, so click here to read more.

After we visited the space exhibit, we split up into groups and ventured around the museum. It’s a large space and includes the following permanent exhibits: creative world, ecosystems, and world of life. There so many things to see, touch, explore, analyze, and observe - just like scientists do.

All in all, this is an excellent destination if you’re learning about science and technology. The drive from Orange County is about an hour, so leave early to avoid traffic. Also, make sure to be the first ones there at the museum because it does get very crowded and extremely noisy (just like my classroom!) with field trip groups. Overall, I give this field trip a solid 8/10.