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California Science Center parking in Los Angeles is hassle-free, with an on-site garage and several other parking lots nearby. The museum is located within Exposition Park, close to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Natural History Museum, and the University of Southern California. Admission to the permanent exhibits is free, and the Center is a popular destination for school field trips and family outings. With the high volume of visitors, demand for parking space at the on-site parking lot is often high. Street parking is available within walking distance; you’ll find plenty of secure parking garages in the neighborhood too. For hassle-free parking near California Science Center, pre-book your spot at an affordable parking lot nearby – use or download our parking app to find the best premium parking deals in Los Angeles quickly. 

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California Science Center Parking Rates

Location Rate
1120 W Washington Blvd City Parking$2 - $10 / Day
1620 South Flower Street$9 - $18 / Day
1415 S Hill Street$10 - $20 / Day
1301 South Broadway$8 / Day
Unified Parking 142 W Pico Blvd$7 - $15 / Day
Unified Parking (115 W Pico Blvd)$10 / Day
1045 S Hill Street$8 - $23 / Day
1026 S Hill Street$8 - $25 / Day
1023 S Grand Avenue$8 - $23 / Day
807 E 12th Street$5 / Day

California Science Center Parking FAQ

Where can I find California Science Center parking?

Parking is available on-site at the multi-level California Science Center parking lot. Accessible parking spots at this lot are located on Levels 1, 2, and 3 and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can enter the Science Center parking lot via Figueroa and 39th Street. Cars, school buses, and oversized vehicles can be parked at this garage. You’ll also find street parking – both metered and free parking near California Science Center. In addition, there are other parking lots within the Exposition Park and around its periphery. You can easily find a premium parking lot closest to the Science Center online and pre-book a spot for affordable rates.

What does the California Science Center parking cost?

The California Science Center parking lot charges $15 per car until 5:00 pm and $18 after that. The closest metered parking spots cost $1 per hour for up to 2 – 4 hours, while off-site parking garage rates in the neighborhood range from $2 an hour to $20 a day. You’ll find daily rates for premium parking as low as $7 - $8 a bit further away on Broadway, Pico Boulevard, or Hill Street. Book your parking spot online for the cheapest rates; most parking lots in Los Angeles offer special rates for online reservations. Parking apps and websites also offer additional deals and discounts that cut down the California Science Center parking price.

Where can I find California Science Center free parking?

The closest free parking spots are on Figueroa Street and Flower Street; there are only limited spots, and it might not be easy finding a vacant spot during weekends and holidays. Additional free parking is available on MLK Junior Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard. Streets running parallel and perpendicular to these boulevards also offer plenty of free parking, but parking here might require you to take a cab or a long walk to the Science Center.

How can I find a guaranteed California Science Center parking spot at affordable rates?

The multi-level California Science Center parking lot faces high demand during peak visitation hours, especially during weekends and holidays. Finding a convenient last-minute spot here might not always be possible; the same goes for the closest street parking spaces. The sure shot way to get instant access to a parking garage near the Science Center is to book your spot online in advance. You’ll find the best options for the lowest rates at parking lots and garages around Exposition Park. Also, don’t miss the exclusive deals and discounts offered for online reservations.

California Science Center Parking Tips

Visit the California Science Center on weekdays after 2 pm to skip the crowds and find parking instantly. September, October, January, and February see the least number of visitors. Avoid holidays and weekends; if you do, book your parking in advance to save time and money. 

When parking on the streets, make sure to check time limits, permit requirements, and other regulations. Always check posted signs for any temporary regulations or changes in parking rates or hours. Do not leave any valuable exposed inside your car as this could increase the risk of break-ins. Instead, store your belongings in the trunk or at least under a seat.

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