At the Fleet Science Center, you can touch a tornado, design images with a sand pendulum, examine the vibration of guitar strings and get your hands on a variety of intriguing scientific phenomena through dozens of delightful interactive exhibits for all ages.
The Fleet is home to the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, presenting immersive IMAX® films and digital planetarium shows, transporting audiences from outer space to under water and every place in between. Its unique configuration wraps the audience in images and provides the illusion of being suspended in space.
Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the Fleet Science Center also offers:
- Studio X, where you can experiment, invent and create
- Kid City, a place just for kids ages five and under
- Classes, workshops, camps and more
- Craveology, which serves up flatbread pizzas, salads and healthy treats
- The North Star Science Store, where you can find unique, science-related toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is now open at the Fleet Science Center!
Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test—just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show has done for years!
- Use scientific observations and your own curiosity to search for the truth behind some commonly held beliefs.
- Explore the Blueprint Room and relive some of the show’s most exciting moments.
- Test your hypothesis in The Workshop and decide whether the myth is plausible, busted or confirmed.
- Catch a live demonstration on the Demo Stage. There are multiple shows throughout the day, and the variables (people) are always changing, so results can change hour to hour!
- Submit your own myths, and you could see them being tested on future episodes of MythBusters!
On display in our expanded upstairs galleries, the exhibition will overflow with hands-on props and gadgets from the show. Don’t miss the chance to see our Live Shows throughout the day where brave volunteers can participate in live myth busting! The Fleet invites you to try your hand at busting some new myths, as well as some old favorites.
Visit Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
Open daily: 10:00 AM
Closing times vary
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