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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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Events to check out

Event

Winter Paradice

Fleet Science Center
Nov 23, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

Lace up ice skates, get crafty with ornaments, sip cocktails and immerse yourself in interactive exhibitions at the Fleet Science Center, November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020. Continue the fun by...

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Superpower Dogs

Fleet Science Center
Nov 24, 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

Weekend Science Clubs

Fleet Science Center
Dec 14, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020

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

Event

Junior Science Club

Fleet Science Center
Dec 21, 2019 - Feb 15, 2020

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...

Event

Make-It Workshop

Fleet Science Center
Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 25, 2020

As Tim Gunn is fond of saying, “Make it work!” That’s the idea behind our Make-It Workshop, a creative and interactive space for innovators and other curious minds. We invite you to...

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The Sky Tonight

Fleet Science Center
Jan 1 - ongoing

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new...

Event

Mindbender Mansion

Fleet Science Center
Jan 25 - Apr 17, 2020

Experience an eclectic place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers in Mindbender Mansion....

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
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor

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
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants
  • Lessons

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