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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.


We’re hiring! We are looking for people who enjoy working with youth and spreading your love of space and science to them to join our team of Activity Specialists. This is a great part-time job for anybody with a passion for working with children and hopefully inspiring the next generation of astronauts, engineers, and scientists!

If this sounds like you, apply today! If it doesn’t, pass this along to anyone you think might fit this description. You can apply at the link below. Look for the position labeled: “Activity Specialist (Columbia Memorial Space Center)”  We are looking for multiple new crew members.

Click here to view the full job description!

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!

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.

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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 


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