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122 class: Museum trip info

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6:00 PM

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Adults (13 and up)

Juniors (3-12)* &
Seniors (65+)

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Gallery Admission




Gallery Admission + 1 Giant Dome Theater Show

(IMAX® Film or Digital Show)



Adults $10.75
Juniors & Seniors $9.00

Add an additional Giant Dome Theater show


*Kids under age 3 are free, but must sit in the lower left section of the theater.

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in the heart of Balboa Park at the east end of the El Prado pathway, next to the majestic Bea Evenson Fountain.

Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the United States. The Fleet shares the park with 14 other museums, many highly regarded performing arts venues, gardens and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Find more information on events and amenities in Balboa Park, visit the Balboa Park website at

Conveniently situated in central San Diego, the Fleet is minutes from downtown and the beach and is accessible from San Diego's major highways. Get easy, door-to-door driving directions from Google »


All parking is free in Balboa Park. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center lot is located on the south side of the building, just steps from the entrance, accessible at Space Theater Way off of Park Boulevard. Additional lots are located throughout Balboa Park. View map of Balboa Park.

The Fleet is located at

1875 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1233

, 1 hour 56 mins

In current traffic: 1 hour 56 mins

I-8 W

Driving directions to 1075 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101


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California 86

El Centro, CA 92243

1. Head west on Adams Ave toward 7th St

0.8 mi

2. Turn left onto N Imperial Ave

1.4 mi

3. Slight right to merge onto I-8 W

99.7 mi

4. Take exit 14A for CA-125 N toward CA-94 S

0.2 mi

5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for CA-125 S and merge onto CA-125 S

2.3 mi

6. Take exit 15 on the left to merge onto CA-94 W/Martin Luther King Jr Fwy

8.3 mi

7. Take exit 1A to merge onto I-5 N/San Diego Fwy toward Los Angeles/San Diego Fwy

1.4 mi

8. Take exit 16B for 6th Avenue toward Downtown

0.2 mi

9. Turn right onto 6th Ave

0.5 mi

10. Turn right onto El Prado

Destination will be on the right

0.2 mi

1075 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

Family Science Saturdays

Learn Together

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm



Join us in the Tinkering Studio for hands-on building fun each Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., led by our tinkering gurus. Visitors work together on creative activities designed to spark curiosity and foster exploration. For example:  make origami and Spirograph artwork; design and construct simple mechanical toys like tops, catapults and musical instruments; build marble "roller coasters" using tubes and ramps, or create "digital bling" using colorful LED lights, batteries and accessories. Activities are included with admission!

At Family Science Saturdays in November, we’ll explore materials science. Explore the surprising and fun properties of packing peanuts, plastics and other materials. Discover novel ways of using ordinary materials to create extraordinary objects.

In December, zip on over to the Tinkering Studio and take the Zip Line Challenge. Create your own contraption that will slip and slide down our zip line course to complete increasingly difficult challenges. 

There is a movie theater that has different movies showing on the weekend—Here are the movies that may be showing:

IMAX Films and Digital Shows

Explore the ends of the Earth, dive deep into the ocean, float through outer space—all without leaving the comfort of your seat. Inside the Fleet's iconic Heikoff Dome Theater, IMAX® movies and Digital Shows come to life, immersing you on a 360-degree tour of places you've only imagined.

With a 76-foot wraparound movie screen and 16,000 watts of digital surround sound, the theater is a marvel of science itself. Our state-of-the-art, full dome digital projection system produces crystal clear images nearly eight stories high. It's a top attraction in Balboa Park and one of the most technologically advanced facilities of it's kind.

Learn More

Let It Snow [Digital]

A Holiday Treat for the Whole Family

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Tales of the Maya Skies [Digital]

Journey Back in Time and Discover an Ancient Civilization