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Fleet Science Center

A World of Possibility

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.

The Fleet is San Diego’s science center, bringing together the community, empowering educators and offering meaningful experiences that embrace the power of science and impact the world around us. No matter your age, explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity. Become immersed in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater through a wide variety of IMAX film adventures that show you the world like you’ve never seen it before. Mesmerizing stories showcase the wonders of the planet - and beyond - providing exciting experiences for everyone.

1875 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 238-1233
marketing@rhfleet.org

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
First Wednesday of Month: 10:00 AM to 8:15 PM

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Kids Go Free to the Fleet Science Center

Fleet Science Center
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

At the Fleet Science Center, you can touch a tornado, watch a live science show, explore the universe and more! This hands-on science center is the most-visited museum in beautiful Balboa Park. Kids...

Events to check out

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Pause | Play

Fleet Science Center
Feb 25 - ongoing

The Fleet’s newest exhibition, Pause|Play, is an invitation for the young and young-at-heart to take a much-needed break. We invite you to put your digital life on pause and take the time to...

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Superpower Dogs

Fleet Science Center
Mar 15, 2019 - ongoing

Not all heroes walk on two legs! Join an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs. As we...

Event

Adult Recess

Fleet Science Center
Jun 8 - Aug 31, 2019

Unwind from a long week with an adult beverage, extended evening hours and a night of science fun at the Fleet, just for grownups. Adult Recess provides your chance to take over the Fleet's...

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Family Nights at the Fleet

Fleet Science Center
Jun 12 - Aug 30, 2019

Enjoy extended evening hours at the Fleet on Friday nights this summer, and save! Peruse Pause|Play late into the evening, light up the night at It’s Electric and reconnect with all your...

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Turtle Odyssey

Fleet Science Center
Jul 12 - ongoing

Turtle Odyssey tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure. Based in Australia, and narrated by Russell Crowe, Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of...

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Weekend Science Clubs

Fleet Science Center
Jul 13 - ongoing

Students in grades 5-8 can join us on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and...

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Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

Fleet Science Center
Jul 20 - ongoing

The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone! On the...

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Junior Science Club

Fleet Science Center
Jul 20 - ongoing

Join us on the third Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists. Throughout...

What to Know:

  • We are open every day. Check hours and show schedules online before visiting.
  • Parking is free and located adjacent to the science center, via Park Boulevard.
  • Tickets for IMAX films are included in admission.
  • Discounts provided for children 12 and under, and for seniors 65+.
  • Children 2 and under get in free!

Don't Miss:

  • Get inspired in "Studio X", an innovation and maker space.
  • Kids age 5 and under get to explore our working world in "Kid City.”
  • Explore our collection of engineering activities in "Dream! Design! Build!"
  • Traveling exhibitions arrive regularly. Check online to see what's new.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly

What to Know:

  • We are open every day. Check hours and show schedules online before visiting.
  • Parking is free and located adjacent to the science center, via Park Boulevard.
  • Tickets for IMAX films are included in admission.
  • Discounts provided for children 12 and under, and for seniors 65+.
  • Children 2 and under get in free!

Don't Miss:

  • Get inspired in "Studio X", an innovation and maker space.
  • Kids age 5 and under get to explore our working world in "Kid City.”
  • Explore our collection of engineering activities in "Dream! Design! Build!"
  • Traveling exhibitions arrive regularly. Check online to see what's new.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants

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