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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...
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Location & Directions
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. Our parking lot is at Space Theater Way off of Park Boulevard.
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 www.balboapark.org.
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 », or see below for written directions.
Traveling South on Interstate 5:
Take 10th Ave. exit near downtown. Turn left on A street at the first light. While turning get into one of the 2 right lanes, cross 11th Ave., then turn left on Park Blvd. Go through three lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
Traveling North on Interstate 5:
Take the Pershing Drive/B Street exit and stay to the left. Turn left on B Street, then right at the second light on Park Blvd. Go through 3 lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
From Interstate 8:
From Interstate 8 take Highway 163 south in Mission Valley. Take the Interstate 5 south/Park Blvd. interchange. Stay in the right lane and take the Park Blvd. exit. Turn left on Park Blvd. Go through three lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
From Interstate 805:
From Interstate 805 take Interstate 8 west to Highway 163. Take highway 163 south. Take the Interstate 5 South/Park Blvd. interchange. Stay in the right lane and take the Park Blvd. exit. Turn left on Park Blvd. Go through three lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
From Highway 163 South:
From the 163 South, take the Interstate 5 South/Park Blvd. interchange. Stay in the right lane and take the Park Blvd. exit. Turn left on Park Blvd. Go through three lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
From the 94 West:
Take the 94-West into downtown. Turn right on 16th. Left on B St. Right on Park Blvd. Turn right onto Park Blvd and go through three lights. Turn left onto Space Theater Way.
Or take the 94-West into downtown. Turn right onto 14th Street. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto Park Blvd and go through four lights. Turn left onto Space Theater Way.
From San Diego Airport:
Take Harbor Drive downtown to Grape Street and turn left. Take Interstate 5 South to 10th Ave. exit. While turning, get into one of the two right lanes, and cross 11th Ave. Turn left onto A St., then left on Park Blvd. Go through three lights and then make a left turn at Space Theater Way into our parking lot.
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.
Currently, Plaza de Panama (in front of the Museum of Art) is closed to parking. For information about that project and potential closures of Cabrillo Bridge (on the west side of the park), visit http://www.balboapark.org/visit/traffic-alerts.
Take the bus to the Fleet! For the latest information about routes and schedules, please visit the SDCommute website. Their online Trip Planner can provide the best route to get you from your location to Balboa Park. By phone, dial 511.
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.
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!