What's not to love about the California Science Center? Well, a few things...but first the things I DO love:
LOTS of interesting, educational and FUN hands-on exhibits of interest to kids ages 4+.
LOTS of informative, stimulating activities and learning opportunities.
CHEAP entertainment- $5 donation is suggested for adult entry.
COOL IMAX movies at the theater across the way.
Lots of fun and fascinating toys and gifts available in the gift shop, located on the lower level.
Can be VERY crowded on weekdays with NUMEROUS school groups touring the museum. Many of these are middle-school aged children and, let's face it- times don't change much- they like to goof off as much as we all did on OUR middle school field trips. Can be very worrisome and even nervewracking when you are trying to tour the museum with a four or five year old child and are constantly dodging screaming, pushing, foul-mouthed and largely undersupervised preteens visiting with the school groups. Can also be very difficult to view exhibits on esp. crowded days.
Parking is kind of steep at about $8. Remember to bring cash for that!
Dicey neighborhood- definitely go in the daytime!!!
Overall, your kids are bound to love this place! So many opportunities to learn and explore!