Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth space-worthy NASA shuttle, is now a permanent exhibit at the California Science Center.
Los Angeles’ acclaimed California Science Center underwent a significant upgrade in the Fall of 2012, when it became the new home of the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour. Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth space-worthy NASA shuttle to be built, arrived at the California Science Center on Sunday, October 14 2012. Thousands of people celebrated its arrival, lining up throughout the streets of Los Angeles to catch a glimpse. Since Endeavour opened to the public on October 30, 2012 over 2.5 million people have visited the California Science Center – a dramatic increase from the Science Center’s annual average of 1.6 million guests.
Havasi Wilderness Foundation has provided funding for inner-city schools to visit the California Science Center and its Endeavour exhibit. 362,000 students visit the center annually as a part of school or youth programs.