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Balboa Park After Dark

Extended Friday Hours at the Fleet

Balboa Park After Dark
Balboa Park After Dark

The Fleet is open late on Friday nights this summer! Normally, the Fleet closes at 6 p.m. on weekends. This summer, we have extra extended hours on Fridays!

July 7–Sept. 1: The Fleet will stay open extra late on Friday nights, until 10 p.m., with gaming on the Giant Dome screen and a no-host bar (open at 6 p.m.) for your adult beverage needs. Regular admission applies, and includes Game Masters and all the Fleet's interactive exhibits. Shop in the North Star Science Store until 8:30 p.m., and grab dinner or a quick bite in Craveology until 9 p.m. Enter the building until 9:30 p.m.; building closes at 10 p.m. Late Night Gaming at the Fleet is open to all ages. Those who wish to consume alcohol must have a valid ID and be 21 or older.


Participating museums in Balboa Park After Dark include:

1.              The Fleet Science Center

2.              Japanese Friendship Garden

3.              Mingei International Museum

4.              San Diego Art Institute

5.              San Diego Museum of Man

6.              San Diego Natural History Museum

7.              The San Diego Museum of Art

8.              Spanish Village

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) will continue to stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. 

At Balboa Park After Dark, visit the Fleet and enjoy other evening events, including Food Truck Fridays. You'll discover that Balboa Park is a fantastic nighttime destination for locals and visitors!

Hours and dates for Balboa Park After Dark museums are subject to change depending on previously committed events at each institution. Visit balboapark.org/afterdark for more information, or check the website for the museum you wish to visit.