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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
+1 619-238-1233
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
+1 619-238-1233
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kids and adults had fun here at the Fleet Science Center. One, your in the shade all day, so a nice break from the big California sunshine. Exhibits are mostly hands-on, which is great fun and makes it more interesting learning. The IMAX movie theater...More

Thank Mathieu M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we visited the Fleet Science Center was 5 years ago. The girls were younger and we were a bit apprehensive whether there was enough to do. We needn't have worried. The center decided to pay homage to the video game creators and...More

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There seems to be something for everyone here, ex especially if you are fascinated m all things science. There or lots of things to amazing the kids and adults, almost all of them interactive. There is an Imax theater there that slows amazing videos and...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a mixed age group of adults, teens and 12 year olds - everyone had a blast. The tornado made of water vapor had a very visible spout and was a huge hit.There were dozens of hands-on activities on a variety of topics...More

2  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Parking is a challenge...be patient! Price of admission comes with one IMAX movie so it is a great deal!! I would recommend coming early in the day so you have time to see all attractions/exhibits....the walking area around Balboa Park is also highly recommended...we were...More

Thank Bzymamacee
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A Sherlock Holmes mystery in real time ending with a consultation with the Master Detective himself to define whether you have successfully solved the crime.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a fairly good science museum, mainly aimed at children, I went with my family last week and my 4-year old son had fun. I found that for what you paid, the IMAX movie was very good, but the museum itself was pretty small...More

Thank toddone1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went on a Tuesday morning during spring break. If you're a paying customer and don't like crowds, try to avoid the day when it's a free Tuesday. That happened to us, and the place was packed. Had to wait a few minutes to get into...More

Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This museum keeps the standard high for hand on, kid friendly museums. Get the children interested in not just science, but how things work. Our pre-teen kids went though this really quick. WE watched the Dream Big - engineering movie. and they really loved the...More

Thank BnS L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We spent several hours at the museum and weren't really blown away by anything. Most of the exhibits we've seen at other science museums-with the exception of the Sherlock Holmes exhibit and a few from local artists. The Sherlock exhibit was interesting but very crowded....More

Thank krystal r
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