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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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Great choice for kids from 3 to pre-teen

We took our 5 year old granddaughter and her 10 year old brother to the Science Center, and we... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
brownmar
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Gridley, California
More suited to younger children.

We visited with our 12 and 14 year old. We have been to many different science museums and this... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Crocusflower1
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Sydney, Australia
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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 good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We took our 5 year old granddaughter and her 10 year old brother to the Science Center, and we could not have made a better choice. The kids raced around and played with the exhibits for 3 hours, including one hour spent watching a movie...More

Thank brownmar
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 12 and 14 year old. We have been to many different science museums and this one was a little underwhelming. It is quiet small and their was not a lot that grabbed our kids attention. It was quiet clear that younger...More

Thank Crocusflower1
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We thought this museum was very small for the price of admission. The exhibits are way too wordy and not very interesting. The tape exhibit that was a temporary exhibit was the coolest part.

Thank colenkate
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We have a membership to our local Science & Technology museum which gives us reciprocal complimentary entrance to 250+ science museums around the country. When we travel, we stop to see as many as we can. This is one of the best we have seen....More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Recently visited as part of a trip to San Diego and my 11 year old really enjoyed it There are lots of good hands on exhibits and we both enjoyed building towers from wooden blocks Definitely worth taking a few hours to explore this exhibition

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Visiting this science center will be most interesting if one fully embraces the opportunities to learn some science principles. There are hands-on exhibits throughout the venue to try or test. One could spend considerable time visiting each of the exhibits. After two visits, our view...More

1  Thank myrevue
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The more physical and interactive exhibits are good, like the angular momentum table or the tornado. The many static exhibits do not pull one's attention, especially the video based exhibits, which are often dated and pale in comparison to kids video games. The tour through...More

2  Thank Eric H
Reviewed 24 March 2016

the imax theater is splendid. incredible sound and visuals. plenty of plush sitting. programs change in a timely manner and usually 3-4 different programs over the course of a day.

Thank claudia p
Wendy G, Manager at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi, Claudia! Thank you so much for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your time in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and we hope to see you again at the Fleet!

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Two adults and 3 children, ages 8, 7 and 5. We all had a great time. Its very interactive and hands-on. But, like many things, you get out of it what you put in to it. We saw many adults with the noses in their...More

Thank NativeNH
Wendy G, Manager at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi, NativeNH! Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We have multiple films and great traveling exhibits during the year. Our next exhibit, Science Fiction Science Future, will be opening May 21, and it is sure...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

It had been years since I had gone to the Science Center in Balboa Park. I heard about the IMAX movie filmed in Jerusalem and decided to go. I went online and read about the benefits of becoming a member - 6 free IMAX tickets...More

2  Thank on2thenextevent
Wendy G, Manager at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi, on2thenextevent! Thank you for purchasing a membership and becoming part of the Fleet family. You should also come and see our newest film, National Parks Adventure, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Hope to see you again at the Fleet!

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