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Federal Employee Offer


Federal employees and contractors affected by the government shutdown can enjoy free admission to the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.



To receive free admission, furloughed employees and contractors must show their federal ID or badge at the Fleet’s ticket counter. The free admission offer includes entrance to all of the Fleet’s interactive exhibit galleries and the choice of one IMAX® film in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Available films are: Volcanoes, Great Barrier Reef and Pandas. Exhibitions include Kid City, It’s Electric, Studio X and many more. Federal employees and contractors can bring up to three guests to take advantage of this offer. Additionally, you can enjoy 10% off purchases in Craveology, the Fleet's cafe. 

The admission offer and cafe discount will continue for the duration of the government shutdown.