The Fleet Science Center with IMAX

Get stuck in and learn about all things science at San Diego's immersive science center at the Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park.

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Fleet Science Center
Fleet Science Center
Fleet Science Center

What you'll do

Visit the Fleet Science Center and see an IMAX documentary with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Enjoy one free IMAX documentary science-themed film screening.
  • Hands-on exhibits for families and kids to enjoy.
  • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in San Diego, so don't forget to check them out.

There are plenty of hands-on, interactive exhibits to keep you busy, covering everything from renewable energy and household technology to light, perception, and physics.

The Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park connects people of all ages and aims to help you understand how the power of science can create a better future. Design images with a sand pendulum, analyze the vibrations of guitar strings and get immersed in an IMAX documentary film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet. Little ones will love Kid City, where conveyor belts, cranes and shopping carts take center stage.

Fleet Science Center highlights

Power Play San Diego – built exclusively for the Fleet, Power Play San Diego challenges visitors to try and keep the power grid in balance while maximizing the use of renewable energy sources. When you're in charge of the grid, you'll have the responsibility of delivering power from the production sources to homes, offices, schools and other businesses in San Diego. Try to keep the power grid in balance and avoid a blackout.

Kid City – let your little ones test their real-world skills as they check out the different systems and processes that make the world go around. From conveyor belts and cranes to shopping carts and nutrition models, Kid City is a great place for parent-guided exploration and learning.

So Watt – an Illuminating look at energy conversion, conservation, and the science behind everyday appliances.

San Diego’s Water – From Source to Tap – discover where this city’s water actually comes from and how it's delivered across the metropolitan area. Get your hands wet as you learn about conservation and preservation - great for all ages.

IMAX Movies -  experience the IMAX dome, where a 76-foot wraparound screen and state-of-the-art technology immerse you in breathtaking films. Current shows include "Blue Whales: Return of the Giants," which explores the majestic blue whale, and "Deep Sky," featuring stunning visuals from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. With a range of documentary films, the Giant Dome Theater offers an unparalleled 360-degree cinematic journey through nature, space, and more.

You can check out the full choice of IMAX Movies on the Fleet Science Center website.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Fleet Science Center tickets + 1 IMAX documentary showing, plus admission to dozens of top San Diego attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience The Fleet Science Center with IMAX and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

View the All Inclusive Pass

Know before you go

Getting in

Just show your pass for The Fleet Science Center general admission plus one daytime IMAX documentary film (subject to availability).

Please note: Skytonight and VR Rides are not included with the pass

IMAX Tickets

You can check the available movies and times on the Fleet Science Center website.

Please note: film tickets are subject to availability; some shows sell out in advance. There is no late seating for any film or planetarium show. Passes are not valid for special engagements or events. Tickets are valid for same-day service only. 


Directions and parking details can be found on the Fleet Science Center website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 10AM - 5PM
(Plus, on first Wednesday of the month: 10AM – 8:15PM)

Third Saturday of every month: 9AM - 10AM

Buy with confidence

Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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