Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrives in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles welcomes the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which touched down at Los Angeles International Airport on September 21. The Endeavour completed 25 missions into space, including the first service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, cementing its place in American history. The Endeavour is one of only four space shuttles on display in the U.S. and the only shuttle on the West Coast.

On October 12, the shuttle departed LAX and made its way through the streets of Los Angeles to reach its permanent home, the California Science Center. The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion at the California Science Center will open to the public on October 30, offering guests a chance to view the shuttle up close. The pavilion will also feature the California Story gallery, showcasing images and artifacts from the shuttle’s history.

Viewing the Space Shuttle Endeavour requires a timed ticket. The California Science Center is offering several ticket options, including packages with IMAX, Cleopatra, or Endeavour-only. Online tickets are available at:

Telephone ticket sales are also available, by calling 213.744.2019 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.

The California Science Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion will have extended hours from October 30th through November 30th only. Last entry time will be 4:45 p.m. Exhibit closes promptly at 6:00 pm. As of December 1 the Center will resume its normal 5:00 p.m. closing time.