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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

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MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Fleet Science Center
Feb 26, 2018 - ongoing

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is organized by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with Discovery Communications and the Museum of Science and...

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Pandas

Fleet Science Center
Apr 20, 2018 - ongoing

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they’re coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film Pandas, a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole...

Event

Great Barrier Reef

Fleet Science Center
Aug 16, 2018 - ongoing

Grab your mask and snorkel and come on an unforgettable adventure! Great Barrier Reef captures the natural beauty of the world’s largest living wonder and introduces us to the visionaries and...

Event

Junior Science Club

Fleet Science Center
Aug 16, 2018 - 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...

Event

Make-It Workshop

Fleet Science Center
Aug 16, 2018 - ongoing

Make-It Workshop 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...

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Weekend Science Clubs

Fleet Science Center
Aug 16, 2018 - 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...

Event

It's Electric

Fleet Science Center
Oct 29, 2018 - ongoing

It’s Electric is the newest addition to the Fleet Science Center’s permanent collection that brings the science and the history of electricity to life through interactive activities....

Event

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Fleet Science Center
Nov 30, 2018 - ongoing

For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. These processes have created...

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Discover Exoplanets

Fleet Science Center
Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds is a national traveling exhibition exploring the fascinating world of space and astronomy. It covers topics such as the search for habitable...

Event

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®

Fleet Science Center
Dec 13, 2018

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists will enjoy something...

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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