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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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Groups & Private Events
Three spacious meeting rooms and a 300-seat Dome Theater make our facility 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.
With a multitude of ways to utilize our 30,000 sq ft. multi-level facility, every event at the Fleet can be uniquely customized to suit your needs. Our galleries provide the perfect ambiance for an elaborate sit-down dinner, cocktail reception, corporate event or awards banquet. The Fleet is also ideal for outdoor receptions with a spectacular view of Balboa Park's iconic Bea Evenson Fountain. Our multi-level facility offers plenty of space for entertainment, dance floors and unique event layouts. The Fleet also offers meeting space for lectures, board meetings, small group presentations and luncheons. Please contact us for information and pricing.
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Located in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park, close to downtown and the San Diego Convention Center, the Fleet is convenient from every direction and features a spectacular view of the park.
Our talented team in the Special Events Department will assist you in the planning process to help make your event unforgettable. For more information, please call (619) 685-5761 or Contact Us and let the planning begin!
You can take over the Heikoff Dome Theater for a private screening! Choose from our library of IMAX movies and digital shows, or screen your own independent presentation. Learn more about private screenings.
Groups of 15 or more
Looking for something unique to do? Come to the Fleet and enjoy our hands-on exhibits and experience the Heikoff Dome Theater. Your group of 15 or more can save on admission! You must reserve in advance to be eligible for our discounted admission rate. For an additional cost, make your visit an all-day event and watch a second IMAX movie that same day for a reduced add-on price.
We also offer Box Lunches from Galileo's Café and Grab Bags from the North Star Science Store. Just ask our Client Services Representative for more details.
Please Contact our Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 when you're ready to make your reservation. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (closed holidays). We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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!