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Calling all teachers and soon to be teachers!  We are hosting a series of teacher workshops.  Workshops have proudly been sponsored by Southern California Edison.  Sign up FREE today.  All workshops are taught by JPL instructors.  Lunch will be provided to all participants.  Workshops will be held once a month 10am-12pm on Saturdays starting on […]

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We're open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

(please see our calendar for dates of closure)

12400 Columbia Way Downey, California 90242
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Welcome... We're Glad You Found Us!

The Columbia Memorial Space Center, located in Downey, California, is a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  Through world-class programs and engaging exhibits, the Space Center strives to ignite a community of critical and creative thinkers.


Join us as we take off to Long Beach for

SPACE EXPO at Long Beach Comic Expo,

a weekend full of science and space mixed with comics and pop culture.

Click here for tickets!

Use promo code SPACEEXPO18 to get $20 off a weekend pass or Saturday-only pass

Follow SPACE EXPO on social media:


Instagram:  @SpaceExpoLBCC


Want to Register for an Event? Join ActiveNet!

In order to register for all our cool programs, events, and camps all throughout the year, you will need an ActiveNet account. It’s fast and free to set one up, and makes you available to register for anything we have here at the CMSC and the City of Downey, anytime and anywhere you want!

Register Here !


ALL Downey students are now invited to enjoy the CMSC for free!


Registration must be done in person at the Space Center. Select the links below for more information.

Policies & Procedures

Downey Student Registration Form

Astronaut Leland Melvin at the Columbia Memorial Space Center


CMSC Event Calendar

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