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10:00am to 6:00pm

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! 

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 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

When Should I Visit?

The Fleet is the busiest on weekends, during holiday periods like spring break and on Free Tuesday. The exhibitions will often be filled with excited school kids visiting on field trips on weekday mornings.

Afternoons and early evenings tend to be quieter times at the Fleet.

On the first Monday of the month, we offer special pricing for adults 65 and better for Senior Monday, and we do not schedule field trips on this day. 

Friday evenings through September 27, we're open for 21+ only from 6 to 9 p.m. with discounted admission for Adult Recess


Regular Admission

The Fleet Experience

Includes: One (1) IMAX Film; Pause|Play, 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, Pause|Play, Retro-Active Science, Dream! Design! Build!, Studio X, Kid City, Power Play and many more exhibits. $19.95 $18.95 $17.95


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)



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 October Film & Exhibition calendar.



Take a look at our October Events calendar.


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