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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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Nice, Healthy Selection...as well as unhealthy options. Military Disount

The hot chocolate takes time for them to make (with real, steamed milk) and there are healthy and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2015
San Diego, California
Great interactive exhibits for little ones

We visited this science museum with our four children (9-16) but I would recommend it more for... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2015
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“imax movie” (32 reviews)
“reuben” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625
+1 619-238-1233
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

The hot chocolate takes time for them to make (with real, steamed milk) and there are healthy and quick selections too. My friend got the Double Hotdog thing, which was a hot dog inside a split hot dog. Helps support the Science Center and is...More

Thank 619CaliforniaTourist
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We visited this science museum with our four children (9-16) but I would recommend it more for children under 8. While my kids understood the scientific concepts (gravity, optical illusions, magnets, etc. - having come across them in their studies over the years) there were...More

Thank AngliaUSA
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We went because we have passes to our local science center which means we can get in for free. So I can't comment on value but I can comment on the exhibits. Both my daughters were underwhelmed (12 &10) and felt that it is perfect...More

Thank Nicholas J
Reviewed 28 October 2015

There's a dedicated play room for children age 5 and under. The selection for the 6+ crowd will hold their attention for 1-2 hours.On museum free days the IMAX theatre costs extra, $9.75 per child. We did this October 2015 with a friend and their...More

Thank ABCD1234Anna
Reviewed 26 October 2015

As a child this was one of my favorite places. When my daughter was little, this was hers and now my grandson adores it!

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Great interactive museum for children. My baby is 1 and there is a 5 and under place for kids upstairs which was fun for her. Did not like the ocean 3-D movie- outdated and too detailed for kids and adults. Balboa park is beautiful.

1  Thank J T
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is not the biggest kids science museum. But it is well done, and has lots of fun things for the kids to touch and play with. They also have a nice area where kids can use all kinds of scrap raw materials to build...More

Thank JolietJakeBlues
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This is a good place to spend an hour or so with kids. Lots of fun little displays and exhibits. Also an IMAX theater with a number of showings to choose from. Our kids enjoyed everything.

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This place is a complete misnomer. It is an IMAX theater. If you're going there to watch a movie, swell. Otherwise there is nothing "science" about it. My visit brought a very weak circus exhibit to see. And that's it. Have you read the book...More

1  Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Opened in 1974 the Fleet was the first in the nation to combine interactive exhibits with IMAX and a Planetarium. Upgraded frequently since then, and still a leader in the field. Named for the founder of the Airmail Service in the U.S. The best interactive...More

Thank etweeden
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