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Science Center Master Plan

The California Science Center is being developed under a 25-year, three-phase Master Plan, outlined below. Phase I was completed in 1998, and another significant milestone in the Master Plan was achieved in March 2010 with the opening of Ecosystems, the centerpiece of Phase II. Planning is underway to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour’s permanent home and the feature component of Phase III of the Master Plan. This major expansion will integrate authentic artifacts, including an outstanding collection of aircraft and spacecraft, immersive experiences and our signature hands-on, educational exhibits that encourage active learning through discovery.

Phase I Features:

  • Creative World
  • World of Life
  • Science Plaza
  • IMAX Theater
  • ExploraStore
  • Renovation of Armory Building
  • Construction of Science Center School

    Phase II Features:

  • Ecosystems
  • Exhibits and Program Outfitting of Science Center School/Amgen Center for Science Learning
  • SKETCH Foundation Air and Space Exhibits

    Phase III Features:

  • Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center featuring Endeavour
  • When finished, the California Science Center will be the largest science center in the western United States.

    A diver planting kelp in the Ecosystems Kelp Forest.