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Friday Nights at the Fleet

Balboa Park Summer

The Fleet is open late on Friday nights this summer! This summer, we have extended hours on Fridays, June 1 through August 31! Stay and play until 8 p.m. Regular admission applies.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Enjoy interactive exhibitions like Taping Shape 2.0, Retro-Active Science, Nano and more. Add on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition for just $5! Shop in the North Star Science Store and grab dinner or a quick bite in our Craveology cafe. (Fleet admission isn't required to visit the store and cafe.)

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Enter the Fleet's incredible theater, the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Amazing films are shown every hour on the hour in this immersive viewing space. 

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Visit Studio X for Friday Night Maker Hour. Bring your family and friends and get hands-on with fun make-it, take-it projects. Cost: $5 per project.  


On July 6 only, celebrate the Fleet's newest film, Great Barrier Reef, with a POP—Public Opening Party! You might win a surprise giveaway, be tops in trivia or dance to a DJ.

On Friday nights this summer, visit the Fleet and enjoy other evening events, including Food Truck Fridays. You'll discover that Balboa Park is a fantastic nighttime destination for locals and visitors!

Other Balboa Park institutions that have extended Friday night hours include:

  1. Fleet Science Center
  2. San Diego Natural History Museum
  3. San Diego Museum of Art
  4. Japanese Friendship Garden
  5. Spanish Village Art Center
  6. San Diego Museum of Man

Visit balboaparksummer.org for more information.