The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is an educational, entertaining experience for visitors of all ages. With more than 100 interactive exhibits, visitors can design images with a sand pendulum, examine the vibration of guitar strings, and get their hands on a variety of intriguing scientific phenomena. A 23-passenger motion simulator offers white-knuckle thrills. While most exhibits are suitable for kids age 7 through grown-ups, children six and under will really enjoy Kid City.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is also home to the world?s first IMAX Dome Theater, presenting the biggest films on Earth. Its unique configuration wraps the audience in images and provides the illusion of being suspended in space. Film topics are generally suitable for all ages. The IMAX Dome Theater also hosts planetarium shows.
Address: 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
Directions: Space Theater Way off of Park Boulevard, close to I-5, 163, and 94.
Tips & Suggestions
The Balboa Park Visitors Center, located in the National Historic Landmark House of Hospitality building, is your primary resource for information about the Park. To help Balboa Park guests decide how to spend their time in the Park, Visitors Center volunteers offer brochures, maps, audio tours and information about museum exhibits, special events, Park recreational activities, free Park guided tours, the gardens, transportation, dining options and more.
Daily 9:30 a.m., closing times vary.
Contact: (619) 238-1233