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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. Parking is free.

Park Information

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.

Directions to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

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. T
urn 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.

Parking

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 a map of Balboa Park.
 

Public Transportation

Take the MTS Bus 7 or Rapid 215 to the Fleet! We recommend that you plan your trip so you arrive at the stop nearest the Park about 15 to 20 minutes before your film or event starts to allow plenty of time to walk to the Fleet.   Metropolitan Transit System bus Route 7 and Rapid 215 serve stops along Park Boulevard within a short walk of the Fleet. 

MTS Routes 3 and 120 provide service along 4th and 5th Avenues on the Park’s west side. If taking one of those routes, get off at the stop closest to Laurel Street and walk east on Laurel Street, past 6th Avenue, over the historic Cabrillo Bridge. Pass the Plaza de Panama and continue to the large fountain; the Fleet will be on your right.  

MTS routes to Balboa Park connect with MTS Trolley Lines and many other MTS Bus and Rapid Routes. In downtown San Diego, Rapid 215 is an easy connection from Amtrak and COASTER trains at the Santa Fe Depot and the Cruise Ship Terminal.  

For the latest information about routes and schedules (you can download any bus or Trolley Map and schedule) or a trip plan, visit www.sdmts.com. By phone, dial 511 or call Transit Information at (619) 233-3004.