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Are your ready for a day of Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology? Then join us for City of STEM 2017, Saturday, April 22, at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

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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 for our 3rd Annual City of STEM Celebration!

Celebrate science, technology, engineering and math with fun events for kids and adults all month long throughout April!  Join us for the BIG Science Fest on Saturday, April 22nd.

Check out our unique events planned by visiting our event website:

We’re hiring!

Employment Opportunities
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There is no deadline, however it will close once the limit for applications has been reached, so don’t wait, apply today!




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

New Admission Rates and Birthday Plans! 

Downey, CA, August 26, 2016: The Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC) is proud to announce discounted rates for teachers, veterans, and seniors.  Regular admission fees are $5 per person.  With valid identification, teachers, veterans, and seniors will be charged a rate of $3.  The rates will be in effect starting Saturday, September 10th.  In addition, the CMSC will now be offering several new birthday party reservation packages.  The packages will include usage of our theater and community rooms.  Make sure to visit the CMSC website to see which package works best for your next birthday – Solar, Comet, Nova, or Galaxy!

For more information about The Columbia Memorial Space Center, please call (562) 231-1200 or visit  The Colombia Memorial Space Center is located at 12400 Columbia Way, in Downey.

Astronaut Leland Melvin at the Columbia Memorial Space Center


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