Fleet Science Center

In Balboa Park, San Diego, California, the Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium. The center is near the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park, at the east end of the El Prado Drive promenade.

It was the first science museum to mix interactive scientific displays with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome cinema when it opened in 1973. It established the norm for other major science museums today.

The Fleet Science Center introduces individuals of all ages to the potential and power of science to improve the world. Our goal is to create a San Diego where everyone has access to science's potential.

In the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, you may explore and study more than 100 interactive displays that tickle your interest and immerse yourself in an IMAX film journey that depicts the wonders of the planet—and beyond. The Fleet organises school field excursions, science seminars, and educational camps for young science enthusiasts.

We include events for adults such as Fleet Night of Science and community activities like Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar. Through 52 Weeks of Scientific, we also conduct free community science events every week. Teachers are encouraged to become a part of our Teacher Partner Program and benefit from our professional development opportunities.

Visitors may also purchase intriguing educational games and toys, IMAX DVDs,  books, and more in the North Star Science Store, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and nutritious delights in Craveology at the Fleet Science Center.

The Fleet is San Diego's scientific center, located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd. Science begins here and brings up a whole new universe of possibilities.

San Diego's scientific center, The Fleet, brings the community together, empowers educators, and provides meaningful experiences that embrace the power of science and influence the world around us.

Through dozens of exciting interactive exhibits for all ages, you can touch a tornado, investigate the vibration of guitar strings, take pictures with a sand pendulum, and get your hands on a variety of fascinating scientific events at the Fleet Science Center.

The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, which transports spectators from outer space to undersea and everything in between, is located on the Fleet. Its unusual design envelops the audience in pictures and gives the impression that they are floating in space.

Studio X, a location where you can explore, innovate, and create; Kid City, a space designed for youngsters five years and below; camps, workshops, and more are available at the Fleet Science Center.