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Fleet Science Center, San Diego

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The Fleet Science Center (previously the 'Reuben H. Fleet Science Center') is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, California. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park.
Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome (OMNIMAX) theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.
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  • We went here knowing how much our son loves hands on museums. This had a lot of things he could interact with. He enjoyed the electricity area and the miniatures area. My one knock on this is that....  more »
  • The Fleet Science Center is a great place to take children. It is interactive and educational. The IMAX theater is very nice and we enjoyed the movie we saw that was part of the admission price.  more »
  • We went to see the "Mesmerica audio/visual show at the Fleet Science Dome Theater last evening and it was Fantastic!!! The venue couldn't be better and the staff, so very well organized. The seating inside was very comfortable and viewing the dome screen was quite an mind blowing experience! Parking was also very easy and on a beautiful late afternoon like yesterday, it was very nice to walk around the grounds of the center. I would definitely recommend this venue to all.
  • The science center was a lot of fun. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be but I still learned a lot while there. Would be a great place for family's and kids. Its also near the history museum so the location is convenient.

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