The Columbia Memorial Space Center is a hands-on, interactive science learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. By a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, we serve as the national memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven crew members lost in 2003.
Located at the site of the former North American/Rockwell/Boeing facility in Downey, California, we strive to be the most accessible science learning center that also proudly hosts one of over 50 Challenger Learning Centers on the planet and the only one in the greater Los Angeles area.
April 6 – 11
Sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne
Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with fun events for both kids and adults all week long! Events will be hosted everyday that week at different locations around the city.
Admission to the CMSC and every event will be FREE all week long. Normal CMSC hours still apply.
On Saturday, April 11th, we will have a BIG Science Fest here at the CMSC which will feature activities, classes, presentations, vendors, food, live music, and more!
View our Schedule of Events for more details.
Astronaut Leland Melvin at the Columbia Memorial Space Center