3100 Science Center
Program Descriptions


Attracting over 2 million guests annually, the Science Center-Education represents one of California's premier educational and family destinations. Governed by a nine-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor, the Science Center develops and features award-winning exhibits and internationally renowned education programs.

Hands-on educational exhibits and programs focus on science, math, technology, and conservation which explore biological processes of humans, animals, plants, the Earth's ecosystems, habitats, and geophysical processes, as well as engineering, communications, and transportation, on land and in space. In 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour was moved to its temporary home - the Samuel Oschin Pavilion - while design and construction of the Science Center's Air and Space Center - its permanent home - is completed.

In addition, the Science Center operates a 3D IMAX theater which features science related films and documentaries. The Center for Science Learning offers professional development programs to improve math and science skills of teachers and other educators. The Science Center School is a K-5 science, math and technology focused neighborhood charter school. As a Title 1 school, it serves one of the more underserved and economically challenged communities in South Los Angeles. The school's instructional programs and teacher training meet California science standards

The Science Center's mission values accessibility and inclusiveness and strives to inspire interest in science among those traditionally underrepresented in science, math, technology and engineering. The Science Center receives significant funding support for exhibit development and capital outlay projects from the California Science Center Foundation.


The Office of Exposition Park Management (OEPM) is responsible for public safety operations, parking services management and overall park beautification maintenance. In addition, OEPM administers supervision and coordination of park-wide events, and facilitates communication efforts between state, city, and county entities represented within the park. OEPM is responsible for the negotiations of ground leases and agreements which impact the state's interest, including development of park facilities and future infrastructure improvements. Exposition Park enriches the internal park community and in addition provides green space and recreational areas for the surrounding neighborhood.


The California African American Museum (CAAM) is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Governor. CAAM delivers its mission to the public through its history and art collections; permanent, self-curated, temporary and traveling exhibits; and, innumerable programs and workshops, lectures, seminars, films, educational services, standards-based curriculums, and cultural presentations. CAAM facilitates the delivery of these services through dozens of outreach efforts including school bus services, docent led tours and creative workshops through Buses & Docents; CAAM Technology Arts Program; employment skill development for high school students under Young Docents at CAAM: Conversations at CAAM; Young Voices at CAAM; literacy promotion through Heads are Turning Children are Learning; Professional Educator's Open Houses; Films & Shorts at CAAM; off-site workshops and professionally led classes in Learning Without Boundaries; and, family and cross-cultural community presentations through Target Sundays at CAAM. For these and many other services CAAM is also generously supported with private contributions and volunteer resources from its 501(c)(3) partner Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum.