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:
of Armory Building
Construction of Science Center School
Phase II Features:
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
finished, the California Science Center will be
the largest science center in the western United
A diver planting kelp in the Ecosystems Kelp Forest.