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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

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Address: 1875 El Prado at Park Boulevard, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 238 1233
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Science Center features more than 100 interactive science exhibits in...
The Science Center features more than 100 interactive science exhibits in five galleries, as well as major traveling exhibitions. Visitors can create colored shadows, design images with a sand pendulum, examine the vibration of guitar strings and get their hands on a variety of intriguing scientific phenomena.
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Lots to do and see

Loved this museum, it was really interesting with lots of puzzles, explanations and information it was really a fun experience great fun for kids and adults alike!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Aoise R
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is one of our favorite museums in Balboa park. Love the variety of IMAX movie options and for SD resident the first Tuesday of each month you get quiet a savings. They also have descriptive listening devises for the visually impaired.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to this attraction 4 years ago when our kids were 12 years old and on the back of those memories we went out of our way and paid the approx $75 for 4 of us to get in. What we found was something you would see at a school science fair ! About a dozen 'experiments' to show... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved this museum, it was really interesting with lots of puzzles, explanations and information it was really a fun experience great fun for kids and adults alike!

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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We cannot say enough about how fantastic this museum is! If our family could visit monthly, we would. Fleet Science Center has tons of ever-changing interactive exhibits in a kid-centered environment. Best of all, you may rest easy knowing there is something for every age group 0-teen (and up!), with a hands-on staff doing an excellent job of monitoring and... More 

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Litchfield
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place looked like a lot of fun on the website but we were really disappointed we wasted our time and money visiting. There are so many other places in Balboa Park. It was a lot smaller than it looked and my kids were bored after an hour or so. The science show was a little too slow of a... More 

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Grass Valley, CA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

what a great break from all of the other "attractions" in Sacramento. Our kids got to spend a couple of hours learning and having fun doing it. All of the hands on exhibits and room to roam were a welcome change. We will definetely visit again next time we are in San Diego.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the IMAX theater shows. The interactive displays were interesting. Kids will LOVE"THE KIDS ZONE" !

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Vancouver, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had so much fun watching the "Don't do this at home" science shows. We spend an afternoon at the science center, and ended up watching three shows. My four-year-old twins participated in two shows. I loved how the shows were for people of all ages, not just specific age ranges. The kids area was beautiful and my kids loved... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Took the grand kids to see the iMax feature on Humpback Whales. Well done and interesting 45 minute film. There are 3-4 features playing, one every hour. The Omni theater is in the planetarium 360 dome screen design, making some moving images rather dizzying. 4 adults and 2 kids tickets over $100 plus extra fees for exhibits such as experience... More 

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Temecula, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife & I are retired. I was a science type. After being drug around two art galleries, finally something for me! We asked the young lady at the ticket counter what was in store for us. She made it sound great. No mention that this is simply a hands on experience for little kids. We left immediately.

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