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Spend a Few Fun-Filled Hours at the California Science Center

04 January 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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Staying at Manhattan Beach hotels' Sea View Inn, you are centrally located to take in all the best attractions of the LA area. Nestled in Los Angeles is a fun destination where all ages can explore the wonders of science through fun exhibits. 

We're talking about the California Science Center, and it is the largest venue of its type on the West Coast. It's open 362 days a year, and admission to the permanent galleries is free.

Spread out over 400,000 square feet are four major exhibit areas, and highlights include:


The Ecosystem exhibit is where visitors discover amazing environments and learn how the physical and living worlds affect and at times define each other. There are eight zones to explore, one of which is the Forest zone. This fascinating area features a living, growing kelp forest, and allows visitors to walk through a 188,000-gallon tank where they'll feel as though they're walking along the ocean floor.

Space Shuttle Endeavor

All of the space program's orbiters were built in California, and the Endeavor was constructed in Downey and Palmdale. In addition to the shuttle, this exhibit includes its galley, tires, nose cone, and waste collection system.

Creative World

Creative World provides plenty of fun as visitors can explore the benefits of invention and innovation. Activities include building structures to see if they would withstand an earthquake, playing computer games to learn how to save energy at home, and racing in a solar car competition.

The California Science Center is just one of the many cultural attractions in Los Angeles that guests of The Sea View Inn (one of the best LA beach hotels) can enjoy. When you are ready to book your stay, please contact us

Where to stay.

The best place to hang your hat in the City of Angels is at our Manhattan Beach hotel - The Sea View Inn. Offering a variety of boutique style rooms along with free Wi-Fi and a heated pool. Did you forget to bring your beach toys? No problem. The Sea View Inn has complimentary Beach Toys for the kids along with Beach Chairs, Towels and even a Boogie Board for those who want to hang ten. If you have any questions contact us.

Every room at The Sea View Inn includes a coffee maker, refrigerator, and telephone with voicemail. It is like staying at home while you are on vacation.