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The Discoverers [IMAX]Feel the Courage. Live the Adventure.This film will show as part of Senior Monday on Monday, Dec. 2, only. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the...
Back for a limited run in December 2013! Encounter the wilds of California as you sky surf over San Diego at 150mph, ride down a 25-foot wave at Maverick’s, snowboard the Sierra’s highest peaks and drop 130 feet into the center of a giant Sequoia! From...
What you can't see is right before your eyes!Mysteries of the Unseen World provides you with an incredible look at things that are normally too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the human eye to see. The film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and...
Deep Sea [IMAX]Sea Life in a Whole New WayDirected by San Diego resident and world-renowned underwater cinematographer Howard Hall, DEEP SEA will transport audiences deep below the ocean surface to swim with some of the most exotic creatures on the planet, from the bizarre Rainbow Nudibranch to...
Technology Takes OffExplore aerodynamics and flight technology in the Fleet’s newest exhibition, On the Fly: Technology Takes Off. The exhibition features multiple daily performances by small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), complemented by interactive stations where...
The Instrument That Rocked the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is cranking science up to 11 this winter with the West Coast premiere of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World! Experience the guitar through...
Get Your Hands On ScienceOur Main Gallery exhibition combines some of our all-time favorites with exciting interactive exhibits from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection features opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other...
Celebrate the Season at the FleetBalboa Park December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego. Come to Balboa Park and celebrate the holidays with lights, food, music and fun. The two-day extravaganza, Balboa Park's holiday gift to San Diego, features international...
A Live Concert Series Celebrating GUITARThe Fleet is ready to ROCK with our first-ever live concert series! Each show will feature: Two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner Food for purchase from The French Gourmet Beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-...
An Early Morning Comet ISON CelebrationCOFFEE & COMETS is an early morning celebration for Comet ISON on Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30AM! This event has reached its registration capacity. SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST HERE Comet ISON has raised a lot of hope among skywatchers. The comet is...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet'...
The Science of ROCKOur next Science on the Rocks party is Thursday, January 23: The Science of ROCK! Our most recent party was on October 17. Look for pictures on our Science on the Rocks Facebook page soon. Didn't make it? Here's what you missed: Fall in love with...
Fleet volunteers and interns come from all different backgrounds, each with their own unique skills and expertise. What they have in common is their curiosity, love of learning, enthusiasm, and dedication to creating an excellent guest experience. In...
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Member Benefit Descriptions
Fleet members receive free or discounted admission to over 250 participating institutions. (Some restrictions may apply.) Click here for the location of a science center on your next vacation.
- We suggest that you call the science center you wish to visit at least 48 hours in advance to find out if there are any restrictions.
- Present your Fleet membership card and a photo I.D.
Is mailed with your cards and vouchers. Review it for tips on how to make the most of your membership.
Members receive a discount on all purchases at the North Star Science Store, Galileo’s Café, on additional tickets in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and for enrollment in education programs.
Discovery Society Members
Are Adventurer, Voyager, Trailblazer, Pioneer and Innovator members.
Exhibit Gallery Admission
Is always free for members. Present your membership card at the entrance. (If you are going to a Theater show, you must stop at the Ticket Counter to get a ticket for the show.) Click here for more information.
Express Ticket Pick-Up
All members may proceed directly to the Members Window to redeem vouchers, claim reservations or purchase tickets. Members do not wait in the ticket-buyers line. (Members do wait in the ticket holders line, so plan to line up early if a particular seat location is important to you.)
A convenient and timely gift all year long. Fleet members can purchase Family memberships at a special discount. Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713, or print out this application and mail it to us.
Valid for one person to see one Theater show for free. Each membership level (except Exhibit Experience) includes six or more free Theater vouchers. When you use up all your vouchers, purchase additional tickets at a discount. Theater vouchers ARE transferable; give them away to friends and neighbors. (In fact, you don’t even need to be present when vouchers are redeemed!) Voucher also includes free exhibit gallery admission.
Is our highest level of membership support – individuals who join at $2,500 and above. Innovator members receive all the benefits that Pioneer members receive, plus invitations to Trustee receptions and other special events.
Member I.D. Number
Appears on your membership card and Theater vouchers. Have this number ready whenever you call the Fleet to receive the best service.
Located at the far left of the ticket counter. Stop here to claim your reservation, renew your membership or purchase a new membership. (Other Ticket Counter cashiers can assist you as well.)
Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713 or email us at email@example.com. We're open Monday – Friday during regular business hours. Contact us to renew or upgrade your membership, buy a gift membership, change your address or get help with a membership problem. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message and we will call you back shortly.
Are valid for Voyager, Trailblazer, Pioneer and Innovator members. You and your party (up to four people) enter the Theater ahead of those waiting in line. Present your card at the ticket counter and ask the cashier for instructions on where to wait for pre-seating.
Call (619) 238-1233. Have your membership ID number ready, the number in your party and if you'll be using vouchers. Remember, we save the show, but not the seat – if sitting in a particular part of the theater is important, please arrive early. Member reservations for Theater and planetarium shows must be claimed at least 20 minutes before show time; always allow extra time for parking. Reservations not claimed will be released for sale to the general public.
The Sky Tonight
Our live planetarium show presented on the first Wednesday of every month explains what you can see in the San Diego sky that month. Discovery Society members and their families are free. Other members receive a discount.
Become a Member
Join more than 13,000 proud members of the Fleet and support
s the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of inspiring lifelong learning. Members also enjoy fantastic benefits, including unlimited free admission to our hands-on exhibit galleries, free or discounted IMAX film and planetarium show tickets, savings at the North Star Science Store, in Galileo’s Café and on education programs, and more. Click here for a PDF membership application.
Looking for the perfect gift?
A Fleet membership lasts an entire year. Best of all, current members can purchase many memberships at a discount. Click here for a PDF gift membership application.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is seeking volunteers
The Science Center is seeking volunteers for its many programs. Volunteers gain new skills and experiences, meet interesting people from around the world, earn free admission to our galleries and theater shows, achieve personal and professional goals, and much more! Apply today!