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Spooky Science Night 2016 The annual Spooky Science Night at the CMSC is back!  Come dressed in your Halloween best.  Spooky Science is a frightful event the whole family can enjoy.  Introducing, brand new for 2016, Escape from Space – an Escape Room Adventure.  That’s not all, we’ll be offering Spooky Robotics Labs, Star Gazing, Creepy […]

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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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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.



Help us build a network of Girls in STEM Clubs throughout LA County by voting for us in the LA2050 Grant Challenge!

Click here to vote:

This year, join us along with Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, DIY Girls, and the Housing Corporation of America as we establish a network of Girls in STEM Clubs in under-resourced locations to provide mentor opportunities, skills, and tools to be successful in school and life through programs where they live. Each club will be based in the girls’ own communities, that gives girls a sense of belonging and pride.

If we win, we will be awarded a grant to make this happen! Voting takes place between October 18th – 25th. Please help us and our partners provide girls throughout all of Los Angeles the opportunity to learn about and experience all sciences, discover STEM related career possibilities, and hopefully inspire the next wave of female engineers, scientists, and astronauts!

Check out our Girls in STEM Page!

Click the link below to vote. Vote daily!

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

Please click the below links for more info.  Registration must be done in person here at the CMSC for each student to receive their free admission card.

Policies & Procedures

Downey Student Registration Form

New Rates  and Birthday Plans at the Columbia Memorial Space Center

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 now 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.

Create an ActiveNet Account Today!

The Columbia Memorial Space Center offers a wide variety of classes, programs, and workshops. Creating an ActiveNet account is the first step to enrolling in any of our programs.

Once you have finished, you can continue to enroll online, or if you prefer, we can complete the enrollment process over the phone.

 To create an account, Click Here 


Astronaut Leland Melvin at the Columbia Memorial Space Center


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