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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $840 USD
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Not too far outside of Downtown Los Angeles sits the California Science Center. This marvelous exhibition center has focused on the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Today we have brought you here because of your interest in interplanetary space. The incredible exhibit called The Endeavor is not only about the history of its flight but even more amazing, you will learn of the multiple and very creative ways of the other mission it had, which was to get itself to California! Its first flight on the back of a Boeing 747 from Cape Canaveral Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California was incredible. Several stops were made along the way and then, once it arrived in California, it took another flight from Sacramento to Southern California while those on the ground were able to watch the progress.

After landing at Los Angeles International Airport, it was then transported through the heart of urban Los Angeles to its new home at the California Science Center. Watch this unbelievable and complicated movement of The Endeavor over, under and through the streets of Los Angeles.

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour features photographs highlighting some of the spectacular scenes witnessed during space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to its final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center.

Nothing would accompany this last visit better than a stop at the Griffith Park Observatory. The drive is an interesting 45 minutes or so, depending on the traffic. Depending on your desires, there are several shows running simultaneously at the Observatory. Most popular is Centered in the Universe. It asks the fundamental questions about our place in the Universe. Who are we? Where did we come from? Why is the world the way it is? Stunning full-dome video transports us back in time, from the Library of Alexandria, to Galileo’s courtyard, to the world’s most powerful telescopes in a quest for answers among the stars. Travel through time and space back to the big bang and through a universe filled with galaxies to find our cosmic origins and discover our true place in the cosmos.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Luxury vehicle and English-speaking knowledgeable driver
  • Visit to the California Science Center
  • Time to tour The Endeavor exhibit
  • Drive to Griffith Park Observatory
  • Time to see Centered in the Universe, the most popular show
  • Time to grab some lunch at the CSC

Days of Operation

Mon - no
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (5.5 hrs) Length is approximate and depends on traffic.
  • 11:00 AM (5.5 hrs) Length is approximate and depends on traffic.
  • 1:00 PM (5.5 hrs) Length is approximate and depends on traffic.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Food, beverages, and admissions are not included in the tour.
• There is no cost to enter the California Science Center. Journey to Space 3D is $9.00 per person and that includes the Endeavor exhibit. Griffith Park Observatory also has free admission. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium Shows inside are $7.00 per person.
• The CA Science Center and the Griffith Park Observatory are about 45 minutes from each other. Both have a lunch cafe and there are also many options to stop at along the way.
• The most difficult part of this excursion is moving you from one location to another in the quickest manner. Our driver will be accustom to driving LA roads.


• The shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium are not appropriate for children under five years of age. The content, visuals, and sound of the planetarium programs are likely to be disorienting and/or disturbing for such children. To ensure a satisfying experience for all our visitors, children under 5 years old will ONLY be admitted to one performance a day.
Children under five will be admitted free of charge to these shows, but they MUST sit on the lap of a parent or guardian