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The Fleet Science Center offers free admission for furloughed federal employees

On Saturday, January 12, and Sunday, January 13, federal employees affected by government shutdown can enjoy the Fleet Science Center for free.

January 10, 2019


San Diego, CA-Federal employees and contractors affected by the government shutdown can enjoy free admission to the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park this weekend.
 
To receive free admission, furloughed employees and contractors must show a valid 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, Discover Exoplanets and many more. Federal employees and contractors can bring up to three guests to take advantage of this offer.
 
Free entry for furloughed employees to the Fleet Science Center is valid Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other local museums offering free admission include the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum and the New Children's Museum.
 
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UPDATED January 24,2019
This offer has been extended at the Fleet Science Center through the end of the government shutdown.  
 
 
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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.