Discounts, Deals & Special Offers
The 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 2016.
- Every day, we honor military service members and their families with a 10% discount on admission, tasty food from Craveology 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. Please note: We are currently awaiting renewal by MWR of our military ticket sales contract.
- 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.
- Join our Teacher Partner Program and get free, unlimited Fleet exhibit gallery admission plus an IMAX film voucher—and lots more! Please note: This discount does not apply to college-level, vocational or home educators.
- For more information about school group visits to the Fleet or bringing fantastic Fleet science shows and workshops to your school or community center, visit our Educator Resources page.
- The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers professional development for educators. Learn more!
Residents’ Free Day: For San Diego County Residents, Local College Students and Military
- Balboa Park organizations offer free admission to students, San Diego city and county residents and active-duty military and their family members with military I.D,s on selected days for one day each month. You can see a list of these dates for the next three months by clicking here. The first Tuesday of each month is the Fleet's Residents’ Free Day. San Diego county residents, local college students and military get free admission to our exhibit galleries and discounted Heikoff 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 the Fleet's Residents’ Free Day, Giant Dome Theater show tickets are $9.95 for county residents, local college students and military. For more information, visit: Residents’ Free Day.
- The first Monday of every month is set aside for seniors to enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a Dome Theater show and a Sharp Minds lecture for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts apply. Learn more: Senior Mondays. Sharp Minds lectures are not held on holidays.
Groups of 15 or More
- Got lots of friends? 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'll 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, Individual, Family (for up to 6 people, a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children). To purchase the Balboa Park Explorer, visit buymyexplorer.org/fleet.html. The Balboa Park Explorer pass is accepted at the Fleet for gallery admission. Dome Theater shows may be added at a discount.