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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 extended our hours on Fridays!

May 26–June 23: The Fleet is open until 8 p.m., with half-price admission (including a 7 p.m. IMAX® film) after 6 p.m.!

Enjoy all of our interactive exhibits, including Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery and So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion (both open through June 4), and catch a fantastic film, such as Dream Big, A Beautiful Planet, Extreme Weather or National Parks Adventure, in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Films play on the hour, each hour until 7 p.m. It's all part of Balboa Park After Dark, an opportunity for arts and culture buffs to enjoy extended evening hours at multiple museums and other park destinations this summer. 

Stay tuned for even later summer hours, June 30 through September 1, in celebration of our spectacular summer offering, Game Masters: The Exhibition

Participating museums 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. 

The Fleet's cafe, Craveology will be open until 7:30 p.m. for your dining pleasure, and the science gift shop, the North Star Science Store, will be open are open for shopping until 7 p.m. Tickets to the Fleet are not required to enjoy Craveology and the North Star Science Store.

At Balboa Park After Dark, visit the Fleet and enjoy other evening events, including Food Truck Fridays, which begin June 2. 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.