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.