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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Address: 1875 El Prado at Park Boulevard, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 238 1233
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Ranked #61 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Science Center features more than 100 interactive science...
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A really interactive science center with many things to explore. The visit may not be worth if you are a strict person, but if you wake up the child inside of you, you may have a good time. The colored shadows are really nice for taking pictures! I would not recommend going on the hurricane simulator, it's not good. All... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went here several times during the 1980's and 1990's. I'm sure things have changed in 16 years but it was a very nice Science center and one that I mentally referred back to, whenever going to the Exploration Place in Wichita, KS. I didn't have kids back then, so I'm sure I would see things differently the next time... More 

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san diego, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have lived in SD for 5 years. Finally got around to visiting some of the great museums in Balboa Park. We purchased a family Explorer Pass which give you admission to 17 museum ins Balboa Park. Note: special exhibits are sometimes additional cost but admission to museum is free. The first one we visited was The Fleet Science Center... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The main draw here is the huge dome imax screen. Check out showtimes before you go to make sure something you want to see is showing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Interesting Technology Museum in Balboa Park! I remember San Diego County Science Fairs here when I was a kid ... interesting to visit but some of the other museums are more interesting in my opinion.

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encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were invited to attend a showing of an Omnimax movie on the South Pacific Island of Palau. On Senior Mondays ( a monthly occurrence) those of us who are over 65 are charged only $8.00 which includes the speaker and the movie! Before the lecture and movie there is a non-hosted light buffet with fruit, cheese, juice and coffee.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are many interactive exhibits for the kids to experience Science first hand. The Omnimax Theater Always has something great showing. We always time it to see two shows back to back. We usually plan on making a day of it to hit two or three of the museums in Balboa park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a long-time resident and elementary school teacher in San Diego, I have visited the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at least a dozen times. I never tire of this museum! Whether you love science/technology or you just enjoy interactive, engaging exhibits - great for adults and kids alike! - you will love this San Diego fixture. Included in your... More 

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Deer Isle, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the museum with our grandchildren. it was a nice experience and there were several good exhibits that they enjoyed. It was nice but not like Boston. It is a little expensive.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum has an excellent array of exhibitions to introduce both children and adults to many aspects of science, from space travel to using light to make optical illusions. For the price of admission, you get admission to one IMAX Theatre film. You can purchase tickets to extra films (they play every hour on the hour and there were three... More 

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