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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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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+1 619-238-1233
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

In Vancouver BC, we have a similar sort of attraction (Telus World of Science). I haven't visited that attraction since the sixth grade and I guess there is a reason for that. My boyfriend and I were very underwhelmed when we realized it's an attraction...More

Thank Ania D
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2015

Hello, AniaDeee! Thank you for your comment. We pride ourselves in giving the best experience possible to all of our visitors, not only children, and we are very sorry that we didn't live up to those standards. We bring in multiple traveling exhibitions each year,...More

Reviewed August 30, 2015

Brought a 3 and 6 year old here and they loved it. Even though they spent about half the time in "Kid City" (not so much science), they enjoyed the rest of the exhibits too. So many things to interact with and very interesting demonstrations...More

Thank TLC_Cal
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2015

Hello, TLC_Cal! Thank you so much for your comment. We're glad that you had a great experience with us, and we hope to see again at the Fleet.

Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The science center is fairly small and old compared to the other offerings in Balboa Park. There are perhaps 15 exhibits most of which can be done and experienced in less than 20 minutes. We went back to several exhibits multiple times and still got...More

Thank Shamara101
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2015

Hello, Shamara101! Thank you for your comment. We’re very sorry you felt that the exhibits were disappointing. We bring in multiple traveling exhibitions each year, and we constantly repair and refurbish our permanent exhibits. We pride ourselves on consistently providing our guests the best experience...More

Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great, if not a bit small, hands-on science museum! My 3 year old had a great time exploring and the Circus exhibit was particularly fun and interesting to explore. She really loved the Fun Zone made especially for kids infant to 5 years old....More

Thank MommaKB
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2015

Hello, MommaKB! We're so glad you had a great and learning experience at the Fleet. Thank you for your comment, we’re always looking for feedback from our community. We're very sorry you felt that the food was not up to par with everything else in...More

Reviewed August 11, 2015

This science center is really a children's museum, though there are a few exhibits that will interest adults. Since I did not go with children, I wasn't too interested in the "Messy Science" demonstrations with mentos and club soda. However, the sensory touch exhibit, demonstrating...More

Thank Rose_Mist
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2015

Hello, Rose_Mist! We’re always looking for feedback from our community. We’re sorry you felt that the exhibits were only geared towards children. We bring in multiple traveling exhibitions each year, and we constantly repair and refurbish our permanent exhibits to cater to most age groups....More

Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our 12 year old son did like this museum, but otherwise it felt too geared to young kids. We were on the multi day park explorer so we didn't mind that it was small, but would not pay full price $20 admission for this museum!...More

1  Thank GoodToGo71
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2015

Hello, GoodToGo71, We pride ourselves on consistently providing our guests the best experience possible, and we’re very sorry we did not live up to these standards. We bring in multiple traveling exhibitions each year, and we constantly have new IMAX films in our Giant Dome...More

Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had the day pass to go to five of the museums and this was one that we chose. They had tons of interactive things and exhibits. The big exhibit while we were there was the Circus exhibit. I thought it was really a lot...More

Thank Robert A
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2015

Hello, Robert, Thank you for your comment. We try to cater to all age groups with our films and exhibits, and we love to hear that the Fleet is engaging to all. We have also multiple programs that cater specifically for adults, such as Suds...More

Reviewed August 4, 2015

Use to go here as a child, loved it. I take my daughter to watch the Imax movies and run around. She loves it. Imax movies are the best though, we have seen planets, wolves and Humback whales! Awesome, I need one of these theaters...More

Thank Nichol S
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2015

Hello, Nicole! Thank you for your comment. We love hearing back from our community and we're happy that you are able to have such great experiences with your daughter. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 29, 2015

it was difficult to choose from the IMAX selections available: Whales, Outer Space or Secret Ocean. We saw the latter with its most extraordinary tiny sea life brought to giant size on a giant screen. It's done on FILM, not digitally produced. Who else has...More

Thank SoCalMare
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2015

Hello, SoCalMare! Thank you so much for you comment, and we are very happy that you had an amazing experience in our Giant Dome Theater. Thank you for stopping by, we hope to see you again at the Fleet!

Reviewed July 26, 2015

This summer a special interactive exhibit is Circus:Science Under the Big Top. As part of that you can "bungee jump", walk a tightrope while safely harnessed, use a balance pole to walk on a narrow beam and dress up in circus costumes. There is a...More

Thank claireleefl
Wendy G, Marketing Coordinator at Fleet Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2015

Hello, Claire! We are so glad that you were able to fully enjoy your experience at the Fleet. As you know, we always have new and exciting exhibits and films coming to the Science Center for a fun learning experience. Hopefully we will see you...More

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