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Address: 1875 El Prado at Park Boulevard, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Reuben H. Fleet Science Center)
Phone Number: +1 619-238-1233
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Fleet is San Diego's science center, bringing together the community,...

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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Somewhat small, not super for little kids, good IMAX

It was a little smaller than I expected, but the 4 year old had fun. Not old enough yet for most things. Was hoping there would be a full-time planetarium show, but not. Bought... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So like many of the reviews here we found the museum geared more towards younger people. We watched an IMAX movie ad well which was average. A bit overpriced for what you get. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Kevin J
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having been to many science museums/exhibits in many N. American cities, this is one of the worst. Now, if it was JUST for kids, it would still be a waste, as many of the displays are broken. It is run-down and just so very small and so sad. As adults, you pay $20 for an IMAX movie. They are open... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long time since I visited this museum and it has definitely changed for the worse. It amounts to 3 eating areas with a couple souvenir sales locations, and a small area that offers a somewhat antiquated series of "science things". It does have the Imax but it really does not have much more to offer. Even the... More 

Thank Walt S
La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our grandson to the special exhibition of "The Art of the Brick", a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from Legos. This is the world's largest display of Lego art ever. Artwork includes a 20-foot-long T. rex dinosaur skeleton. One of my favorites is a re-imagined version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Our... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing a documentary and to our disappointment you are required to buy an all inclusive pass. My wife and 18 year old niece only wanted to see the movie. At $60 for all us we walked!

Thank Tracey L W
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totaly an awsome experance. Legos are ways too cool for kids any more. give your self 90 minutes. it does cost Extra about $10.

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Thank Keith M
Montgomery, Minnesota
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We spent about an hour here and that was all we needed. The museum was kind of small, there were quite a few hands on activities for the kids to do. Most of them they have seen before at other science museums we have been too. Not sure it was really worth it.

Thank Jesse S
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It was a little smaller than I expected, but the 4 year old had fun. Not old enough yet for most things. Was hoping there would be a full-time planetarium show, but not. Bought the Go SD pass, so it was included for free - yea!

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San Diego, California
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Went here for a Stars in the Park presentation at the Fleet Center which had an interesting lecture/show of the constellations, planets and galaxies in the night sky on the evening I went. It was shown on their massive I-max domed screen. Seats were a little cramped. Lecture itself on the zodiac signs was interesting, pictures were quite vivid. Afterwards... More 

Thank Dan F
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Great imagination using Lego bricks Nathan Sawaya used his artistic talents to create art with the use of the logo brick. The detail in some of the sculptures is great. Nice and easy to navigated

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