Located in South Los Angeles, California, in a rectangle bounded by Exposition Boulevard to the north, South Figueroa Street to the east, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the south and Menlo Avenue to the west.
Contains several museums, sports arenas, and outdoor gardens.
We finally explored outside of the CA Science Center on our most recent visit. The kids saw the big fountain in the Rose Garden while we were eating outside and wanted to see it.
The fountain was beautiful and fun to take pictures next to. Nowadays, a fountain like that would let kids splash in and play in it, but not this one. The roses were beautiful but it was a much too hot day to explore much.
Since it was a Saturday, there were cotton candy, chips, and ice cream vendors at the entrance to the fountain, which was distracting. And frustrating when the kids were asking for things. But they were not obnoxious and it was fine. Maybe on our next visit we can explore even more of the park.
It is amazing to see the changes in Exposition Park. The CA ScienCenter is three stories of science fun and totally free. The IMAX theater plays great kid-friendly movies all day. If you have kids that like airplanes or space, be sure to check out the Aerospace Museum. The LA Natural History Museum is an icon. The entrance free is pretty inexpensive and they've added a great children's discovery area downstairs that our kids loved.
This has been a civic, cultural, and recreation area since the turn of the twentieth century. Here you’ll find the Coliseum, S
ports Arena, Natural History Museum, the
California Science Center, and the California African American Museum, as well as a seven-acre Rose Garden containing 16,000-plus specimens of 190-plus varieties.
Free and open daily until sunset. Adjacent to the park is the world-famous urban campus of the University of Southern California (USC; www.usc.edu). Across the
Harbor Freeway is the retail and entertainment complex Mercado La Paloma (www.mercadolapaloma.com).