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    What you'll do

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

    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.

    Please note: The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater will temporarily close from September 7 through the end of October 2023 to upgrade to new seats and enhance the accommodations for an even more extraordinary experience.

    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 with IMAX Documentary highlights

    MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition – does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this awe-inspiring, hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test - just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show have done for years. Use scientific observations and your own curiosity to search for the truth behind some commonly held beliefs.

    Retro-Active Science – explore the Fleet's classic collection of science exhibits and make new discoveries about the world around you. Exhibits are designed for all ages and cover a variety of fundamental scientific principles, from light and perception to physics and engineering, and there are over 30 to see.

    Dream! Design! Build! – get stuck into engineering activities in Dream! Design! Build! This exhibition features hands-on building activities to help you dream like a visionary, design like an architect, and build like an engineer.

    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.

    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.

    Ready to start exploring San Diego? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

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

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: present your pass for The Fleet Science Center general admission plus one daytime IMAX documentary film (subject to availability). 

    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. 

    For more information, visit The Fleet Science Center website.

    Where you'll be

    1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, US

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    Daily: 10AM - 5PM

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