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Fleet Science Center

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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
+1 619-238-1233
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The admission is way over priced for the amount of exhibits to view. I was disappointed. It only took about 45 minutes to go through the museum. Perhaps if I had time to watch the IMAX film included with the admission I may have found...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This Science Center was outdated and in need of a major renovation. It did not compare to other science centers in other cities. The IMAX Theater was small and the film about Aircraft Carriers was just OK. It didn’t compare to the lectures that were...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I wasn't impressed by this location as the exhibits are the same as many other science centers we've been to. We came free with the reciprocal program and wouldn't pay to enter at normal price. It was nice, informative and hands on, friendly staff and...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Nice museum, though from a small sample size; we didn't have time to stay long. Many of the exhibits were geared to kids, so of less interest to us, however we did see an excellent Imax movie about the Great Barrier Reef. We had the...More

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Ok. The minute you walk in the door the mold smell is brutal. If you can get past that then the science 🔬 part of the Museum was cool. Lots of hands on for everyone. The imax theatre 🎭 sadly it was horrible. The film...More

Thank Art T
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Looking for something to do with the young'ns besides the beach on a unusually warm day? Balboa park in general is nice, but for those kids and some adults with a passing interest in science this is great place for interactive hands on. Probably best...More

Thank xjwhitewing
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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 9 July 2018

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 2 July 2018

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

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