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Discounts, Deals & Special Offers

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park offers the following promotions for qualifying guests to save on admission, including members of the military, senior citizens, teachers, large groups, San Diego residents, college students and more! 


Good Grades? Free Admission for “A” Students

  • Attention, students! If you received an “A” or “Advanced” in any science or math subject within the past three months, bring your report card to the Ticket Counter for free gallery admission or a discount on a Giant Dome Theater show! Kindergarten through 12th grade students only, from schools within a 200-mile radius of the Science Center. Must be accompanied by a paying adult. Not valid with education programs. Valid through December 2014.

Military Discounts

  • Every day, we honor military service members and their families with a 10% discount on admission, tasty food from Galileo’s Café and cool science-themed gifts and gadgets from the North Star Science Store. Just present your military I.D.
  • Discount vouchers, good for 20% off admission, are available at the following MWR ticket office locations: 32nd Street, Silver Strand, North Island, Sub Base, Navy Station, Pier 7, Drive Side, Medical Center/Balboa Park, Camp Pendleton, MCRD and Miramar.
  • Residents' Free Tuesdays: On the first Tuesday of each month, we offer free exhibit gallery admission and discounted theater show tickets for military members. See below for more information.

Educator Discount

  • We offer free exhibit gallery admission for K–12 teachers who work within a 200-mile radius of the Science Center, up to 2 visits per year.  School or Union ID and completion of an educator survey are required. 
  • Educators may also purchase a Dome Theater ticket at a discount. 
  • Please note: This discount does not apply to college-level, vocational or home educators.

Residents’ Free Tuesday: For San Diego County Residents, Local College Students and Military 

  • The first Tuesday of each month is Residents’ Free Tuesday. San Diego county residents, local college students and military get free admission to our exhibit galleries and discounted Giant Dome Theater show tickets. Residents must show I.D. with a local address, students must show their school I.D. and military must show military I.D. On Residents’ Free Tuesday, Giant Dome Theater show tickets are $9.95 for county residents, local college students and military. For more information, visit: Residents’ Free Tuesdays.

Senior Citizens

  • The first Monday of every month is set aside for seniors to enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a Dome Theater show, and educational programming for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts apply. Learn more: Senior Mondays.

Groups of 15 or More

  • Your group of 15 or more can get discounted admission to the Fleet. You must reserve in advance to be eligible for the discounted admission rate. You will also receive one free admission per 10 paid admissions! To make arrangements with a Client Services representative, call (619) 238-1233 x806 or Contact Us.

The Balboa Park Explorer

  • The Balboa Park Explorer is the first-ever annual pass that provides unlimited general admission to 17 cultural institutions in the park. The Balboa Park Explorer provides San Diegans with exceptional convenience and value. The pass is now available for purchase at three levels: Student or Senior: $99, Individual: $129, Family: $199 (for up to 6 people, a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children). To purchase the Balboa Park Explorer, visit buymyexplorer.org/fleet.htmlThe Balboa Park Explorer pass is accepted at the Fleet for gallery admission. Dome Theater shows may be added at a discount.