California Science Center IMAX Movie

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Science Centre California

What you'll do

Fun for the whole family! See science come alive on the California Science Center's seven-story IMAX screen!  

Experience an IMAX movie at the California Science Center with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Choose a family-friendly IMAX movie to watch at California Science Center's the state-of-the-art IMAX Theater.
  • IMAX ticket includes admission to the California Science Center’s permanent exhibits (excludes paid exhibits and attractions). 
  • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in LA, so don't forget to check them out too.
  • Visit the California Science Center website before your visit to see the latest traffic alerts that may affect your trip.

Please note: reservations are generally not required for this experience, but if you are visiting as a group of 15 or more, please call ahead on (213) 744-2019 to book your tickets.

Journey to outer space, explore all corners of the globe, venture back in time, or meet some of the Earth's endangered creatures! 

Your California Science Center IMAX movie ticket will allow you entry to your selected IMAX movie. Check the California Science Center website for a list of showtimes before your visit. 

Don't forget to hang on to your ticket— it also includes general admission to California Science Center! Embark on a journey of science learning and explore over 150 interactive exhibits in galleries like Ecosystems featuring live animals in living habitats and a 188,000 gallon kelp forest tank. 

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes California Science Center IMAX Movie tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Los Angeles attractions for one money-saving price.

Ready to start exploring Los Angeles? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

Experience California Science Center IMAX Movie and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Getting in

Show your pass at the California Science Center Box Office.

Please note that general admission to the California Science Center is FREE to the public, excluding paid exhibits and the IMAX Theater. Your pass gives you access to an IMAX movie. 

Group bookings

Groups of 15 or more must make an advance reservation by calling the California Science Center on (213) 744-2019. 


Q. What movies are currently showing at the California Science Center IMAX Theater?
A. The California Science Center IMAX regularly features a variety of educational and entertaining films. Visit their website to see current listings. 

Q: How long are IMAX movies typically?
A: Movies typically run for 35-45 minutes.

Q. How does IMAX technology differ from standard movie theater technology?
A. IMAX technology features a much larger and more immersive screen, enhanced sound systems, and higher-resolution images to create a more engaging and immersive movie experience.

Q. Are there any age restrictions for IMAX movies?
A. No, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Q. Is there parking? 
A. Yes there is! It costs $15 (other rates apply to buses and oversize vehicles.

Q. Is there anything I should know before attending an IMAX movie at the California Science Center?
A.  We recommend you visit the California Science Center website before your visit to see the latest traffic alerts that may affect your trip. Please arrive 15 minutes before your showtime to allow enough time for parking.  

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 10AM-5PM


Closings & holidays

New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

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