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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 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

Open Daily 10 AM - 5 PM

Social

Events to check out

Event

Young Scientists

Fleet Science Center
Apr 9, 2022 - ongoing

Enjoy hands-on science with your young scientist. Each four-week session provides developmentally appropriate, informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement and...

Event

Antarctica

Fleet Science Center
Apr 28, 2022 - ongoing

At the bottom of the world is a magical continent which is remote and hostile, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Antarctica is thousands of miles away, but what happens here affects us all. Swim alongside...

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The Sky Tonight Live Planetarium Show

Fleet Science Center
May 4 - ongoing

Join us for a journey through the cosmos! The Sky Tonight Live Planetarium Show is back in person with the Fleet's resident astronomer. Enjoy a tour of the solar system and explore the night sky on...

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Accessibility Mornings

Fleet Science Center
May 21, 2022 - ongoing

The Fleet Science Center invites guests who would benefit from a low-sensory experience to Accessibility Mornings. On the third Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy admission to the exhibit...

Event

Junior Science Club

Fleet Science Center
May 21 - ongoing

Junior Science Club sessions are filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interactions with local scientists. Students in grades 1-4 can explore scientific topics in biology, chemistry,...

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Sunday Science Clubs

Fleet Science Center
May 21 - ongoing

Get hands-on at Sunday Science Clubs! Students in grades 5-8 explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more. Sunday...

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Into America’s Wild

Fleet Science Center
May 31 - ongoing

Step off the beaten path with Into America’s Wild, a visually stunning cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. A non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air...

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Summer Camps

Fleet Science Center
Jun 20 - Aug 19, 2022

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! At the Fleet's Summer Camps, kids of all ages engage in hands-on activities and visit the exhibit galleries while following all health and safety...

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.
  • One documentary in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is included with 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.”
  • Discover that's it's not always what you see, but how you see in "Illusions."
  • Traveling exhibitions arrive regularly. Check online to see what's new.
  • See the latest IMAX movies on the Giant Dome screen!

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.
  • One documentary in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is included with 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.”
  • Discover that's it's not always what you see, but how you see in "Illusions."
  • Traveling exhibitions arrive regularly. Check online to see what's new.
  • See the latest IMAX movies on the Giant Dome screen!
  • Check out tickets and showtimes for current movies at fleetscience.org

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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