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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.
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1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a member and introduced a friend to a few of my favorites at Balboa Park. We arrived about 3:30 PM and after parking near the Fleet Museum, walked leisurely to the Prado restaurant for a "Happy Hour" (4-6 pm) meal prior to our 5...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science Center was smaller than I expected but there were a lot of exhibits to keep kids entertained for a day. Little ones will like the Kid city exhibit. Older kids and Adults may like dream design build. I know we had fun with...More

Thank nadarien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interactive learning zones for the kids. Grab a Go Pass for saving on entry fees and IMAX movie for the family. Best treat was the Myth Busters special exhibit.

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is a great place to take your family for the weekend. They have a good selection of high quality IMAX movies. We saw "Under the Sea." It was an excellent presentation narrated by Jim Carrey. The photography of under sea creatures, particularly those camouflaged...More

Thank csharma4
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I don't often write negative reviews. I prefer the "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" approach. But, I do feel the need to warn travelers when something on this site is not quite accurate. I don't know what the experiences...More

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great interactive children's museum. We got a free IMAX movie with our entry on the San Diego Go Card. There is an area for toddlers and preschool aged children upstairs and plenty to do for school aged children too. Parking is free and we spent...More

Thank Bec W
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The Fleet Science Center is definitely a must visit if you are in the area, from imax movies to hands on activities; there is something fun for everyone!

1  Thank Lily A
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the science center and attended the IMAX movie Aircraft Carriers. The movie was very good and we enjoyed the visit.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Verynformative and entertaining. The IMAX film presentation is breathaking. You feel like you are on the ship. A must see if you have never been on an Aircraft Carrier.

1  Thank Emory B
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while walking around Balboa Park. Our boys ages 8 and 11 had an absolute blast playing all the old school video games and some new ones too. The arcade game exhibit enfs Jan 15th 2018 so you have to be...More

Thank Mark L
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