On Saturday, January 26, the Fleet will be closing early at 4:30 and the last film will begin at 4pm.
   We’re Open Today
10:00am to 5:00pm

Hours & Admission

The Fleet Science CenterThe Fleet Science Center is open 365 days a year! Come and explore our interactive exhibit galleries, enjoy our traveling exhibitions, discover Kid City (especially for kids ages five and under) and create and invent in Studio X. Shop in the North Star Science Store or grab a bite to eat at Craveology. Immerse yourself in spectacular imagery and surround sound in the only Giant Dome Theater in Southern California. Get your hands on science at the Fleet! 

Holiday Hours of Operation

December 7 and 8: December Nights

  Friday, Dec 7 Saturday, Dec 8
Open 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
Close 9:00 PM 9:00 PM

December 24 and 25: Christmas Eve and Christmas

  Monday, Dec 24 Tuesday, Dec 25
Open 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Close 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Winter Break: December 26, 2018–January 6, 2019

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Open 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
Close 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM  7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Regular Hours of Operation

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Open 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
Close 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM  6:00 PM 6:00 PM


The Fleet Experience

Includes: One (1) IMAX Film; Retro-Active Science, Dream! Design! Build!, Studio X, Kid City, Power Play and many more exhibits.

$21.95 $19.95 $18.95
The Sky Tonight Includes: The Sky Tonight, Retro-Active Science, Dream! Design! Build!, Studio X, Kid City, Power Play and many more exhibits. $19.95 $18.95 $17.95




Add MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to your Fleet visit for just $5! Fleet members pay just $2.95.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Fleet Science Center ticket counter (open daily at 10 a.m.) and online.

Save on admission! We offer special pricing for the military, seniors, teachers, San Diego residents and more. Check out our current discounts and special offers for details.

We recommend that parents with children under the age of three sit in the family seating area for IMAX films. Just ask any Theater attendant to direct you to that area.


Fleet Members

Become a member › Adults (13+) Seniors (65+) Juniors (3-12)



MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

$2.95 $2.95 $2.95

Gallery Admission and One (1) IMAX Film

$8.95 $8.95 $8.95

Add an additional Giant Dome Theater show

$6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Members: Please stop at the Ticket Counter to redeem your Theater Vouchers and Passes. If you are only visiting the exhibit galleries, proceed directly to the gallery entrance and present your membership card and photo I.D.


Films & Exhibitions

Take a look at our January Film & Exhibition calendar.



Take a look at our January Events calendar.


Balboa Park Explorer

Introducing the Balboa Park Explorer, the first-ever annual pass that provides general admission to 16 cultural institutions.

Offering exceptional convenience and value, the Balboa Park Explorer is the only annual pass of its kind connecting you to 16 diverse institutions—all within walking distance.

With the Balboa Park Explorer, you can experience something new every day without concern for the cost of admission fees. Click on the image to purchase your Balboa Park Explorer pass today!



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