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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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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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1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
+1 619-238-1233
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with our 11 and 13 yr old kids. The museum was okay, but we got in for free with a membership we had for a group of museums. The normal fee to get in was $19 for adults and $12 for...More

Thank nellenagol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the go San Diego card for a week and not this after finishing up the zoo which is nearby. Had two 5 yr olds and 7 yr old. We were only going to do a quick visit because the kids were tired from...More

Thank nbell8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Video games to play and see the progression over time. Other exhibits on energy and sound are fun. IMAX was good and part of the san diego museum pass. Worth a visit as part of multiple museums

Thank Amyloidbeta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids and adults had fun here at the Fleet Science Center. One, your in the shade all day, so a nice break from the big California sunshine. Exhibits are mostly hands-on, which is great fun and makes it more interesting learning. The IMAX movie theater...More

Thank Mathieu M
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

The last time we visited the Fleet Science Center was 5 years ago. The girls were younger and we were a bit apprehensive whether there was enough to do. We needn't have worried. The center decided to pay homage to the video game creators and...More

Thank Anco M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

There seems to be something for everyone here, ex especially if you are fascinated m all things science. There or lots of things to amazing the kids and adults, almost all of them interactive. There is an Imax theater there that slows amazing videos and...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We went with a mixed age group of adults, teens and 12 year olds - everyone had a blast. The tornado made of water vapor had a very visible spout and was a huge hit.There were dozens of hands-on activities on a variety of topics...More

2  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Parking is a challenge...be patient! Price of admission comes with one IMAX movie so it is a great deal!! I would recommend coming early in the day so you have time to see all attractions/exhibits....the walking area around Balboa Park is also highly recommended...we were...More

Thank Bzymamacee
Reviewed May 8, 2017

A Sherlock Holmes mystery in real time ending with a consultation with the Master Detective himself to define whether you have successfully solved the crime.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a fairly good science museum, mainly aimed at children, I went with my family last week and my 4-year old son had fun. I found that for what you paid, the IMAX movie was very good, but the museum itself was pretty small...More

Thank toddone1
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