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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! 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 admission and discounted theater show tickets for military members. See below for more information.

Educator Discount

  • We offer free gallery admission for K–12 teachers who work within a 200-mile radius of the Science Center and a guest. 
  • Educators may also purchase up to two Dome Theater tickets at a 20% discount. To receive the special price, you must show school or union I.D. and complete an educator survey.
  • 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 $13.60 adult, $11.20 junior and $12.00 senior 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.
    Snacks for Senior Mondays are sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

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.

Passports to Balboa Park, Day Passes and Go San Diego Cards

  • These admission options include gallery admission and one Dome Theater show. Please present the passport, day pass or Go San Diego card at the Ticket Counter. Passports to Balboa Park are available for purchase at the Fleet Ticket Counter. Day Passes may be purchased at the Visitors Center in the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. Go San Diego cards can be purchased online.

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.