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Rocky Mountain Express [IMAX]All aboard! Rocky Mountain Express will propel you on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies, highlighting the adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard...
Cosmic Collisions [Digital]The new digital show Cosmic Collisions launches you on a thrilling trip through space and time to explore the astronomical impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. From subatomic particles to the largest galaxies, cosmic...
Flight of the Butterflies [IMAX]Join the Most Incredible Migration on EarthThe iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. It weighs less than a penny, yet it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. In Flight of the...
To The Arctic [IMAX]An Extraordinary Journey to the Top of the WorldThe documentary adventure “To The Arctic” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs...
The Instrument That ROCKED the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This rockin’ exhibition explores all facets of the world’s favorite musical instrument, from its history as an instrument...
Science and art intersect in a new exhibit, where glass tubing, gas bottles, bubbling liquids and zapping electricity form a working science experiment and a work of art. The famous experiments carried out by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey at the...
Comets, Meteors, AsteroidsThe new exhibition, Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, will make its West Coast debut here at the Fleet January 19, 2013, through June 11, 2013. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture....
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...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, an IMAX film, and educational programming on the quietest day of the month for only $7! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. Afternoon Scholars: A...
That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer SizzlerOur next Science on the Rocks party is coming up! That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler will be held Thursday, June 13. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center celebrates the season of tank tops and flip flops in style at the next fun-filled Science...
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...
Flight of the ButterfliesThe Flight of the Butterflies photo contest encourages San Diego residents to submit their best photos of butterflies in Balboa Park and the greater San Diego region. Prizes include a three-piece butterfly luggage set (value: $860) and tickets to see...
Public Nierman Challenger MissionHead to Mars With Your Family or Friends! Voyage to Mars in the year 2076 to replace a crew working at Chryse Station, a permanent research base on the Martian surface. In addition to continuing research of the exciting planet, you’ll calculate...
Impossible RailwaysNew! Dome Discussion Impossible Railways IMAX Film & Lecture Featuring Dr. Reena Deutsch This is a special event. No member vouchers, discounts, or coupons may be used. Enjoy a special screening of Rocky Mountain Express on Thursday, April 18,...
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Assistive Listening Devices
Special headsets are available for the hearing-impaired to enhance the Dome Theater experience. The headsets increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. The headsets are available for use in the theater with any IMAX film or digital show (except for music-only presentations). Just ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter in the Entry Rotunda.
The Fleet is pleased to offer the Rear Window closed-captioning system in the Heikoff Dome Theater. A limited number of devices are available for all public IMAX® films and digital shows. Our enhanced system offers improved viewing of captions. When you purchase your Dome Theater ticket at the Ticket Counter, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and the system is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.
The Fleet offers Spanish-narration headsets for a number of shows in the Heikoff Dome Theater. When you purchase your Dome Theater ticket at the Ticket Counter, ask the guest services associate if the film is available with Spanish narration. If it is, you may ask for a complimentary headset and listen to the Spanish narration while the film plays to the public with English narration.
Inside the Heikoff Dome Theater, there are designated wheelchair areas. Several restrooms in the Fleet are fully accessible to wheelchairs. For complete privacy and assisted restroom use, please use the restrooms nearest the Main Exhibit Gallery entrance. For further information or for assistance with elevator access to the second floor, please contact a Fleet staff member.
Please note that there is a limited quantity of complimentary wheelchairs provided by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, subject to availability.
Three spacious meeting rooms and a 300-seat Dome Theater make our facilities a magical setting for group events of all sizes. Learn more about hosting a private event for corporate meetings, school outings, weddings and other occasions.