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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Fleet is home to Southern California’s only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films and amazing planetarium shows in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater and experience eight galleries of fun, interactive exhibits. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthful treats in Galileo’s Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store.


Daily 10:00 a.m., closing times vary.
(619) 238-1233
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Art of Science Learning
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Taping Shape
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Zoo in You
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

With more than 100 hands-on exhibits, the Fleet Science Center inspires curiosity and sparks imagination in children of all ages… from age 1 to 101!  “Kid City” is a colorful, interactive space where small children (infants through age five) can play and learn.  Our newest traveling exhibition “CIRCUS: Science Under the Big Top” featurestwenty multi-station interactive exhibits that delve into everything from clown makeup to the art of contortion to animal communication. Explore the science behind the spectacle while learning the tricks of the sword swallower, uncovering the illusion of the flea circus and discovering the psychology of common circus sounds!  On the 3rd Saturday of each month, parents and kids can work together to create their own take-home science activities during Family Science Saturdays, and also check out our weekend Tinkerers’ Club activities in the Tinkering Studio!”  

The North Star Science Store at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers a dizzying array of toys, books, clothing, science kits, and space memorabilia. For fans of giant-screen films, more than 40 IMAX films are available on DVD. A unique shopping experience, the North Star Science Store reflects the Fleet Science Center's mission to inspire life-long learning by furthering the public's understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. From brain teasers and 3-D puzzles to dinosaur action figures, a gift from the North Star Science Store engages the imagination, creativity, and curiosity for years to come.

Inspire the innovator in you at the Fleet's newest exhibit, Imaginate. Immerse yourself in a film in the Giant Dome Theater, ($9.95 for first show and $7 for second) or let the kids bring home a momento of December Nights in the Make & Take project center. 

Pictures with Santa, 6-8:30pm each evening. 

Free gift wrapping for purchases made in the North Star Store. 

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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