There are thousands of fun things to do in San Diego, and many of them can actually be found in Balboa Park. One such activity that is always a blast is a visit to the Fleet Science Center, located right next to Balboa Park’s iconic fountain.
The Fleet Science Center features dozens of interactive activities that keep visitors of all ages entertained. If you are looking to learn while having fun and doing one of the best things to do in San Diego, visit the Fleet Science Center. In addition to the permanent exhibits that are always fun, the museum also has a constantly rotating selection of special exhibits that have included such memorable attractions as MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, Retro Active Space, Dream! Design! Build!, and more. One thing is for sure, you will never be bored when spending time in the Fleet Science Center. Of course, a trip to the science center would be incomplete without catching an amazing IMAX show like Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, or National Parks Adventure. Seeing these incredible movies on an extra large screen above you will make you forget you’re even in San Diego for the duration of the film.
The Fleet Science Center is open every day of the year with regular hours of operation from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Admission for those age 13 and older that includes one IMAX film and access to all of the special exhibits costs $19.95 which is only slightly more than you’d pay for a movie at a regular movie theater. One of the most popular museums in all of Balboa Park, a visit to the Fleet Science Center is one of the best things to do in San Diego this weekend or any time of year. During the summer the museum is even open late on Fridays as part of Balboa Park After Dark when people can come in for late-night gaming. There is always something exciting and new going on at the Fleet Science Center.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that includes admission to the Fleet Science Center with a cool, friendly guide who can point out all of the can’t-miss attractions. Funbassadors can earn some extra cash while escorting someone through the science center and possibly adding on some extra events in Balboa Park and the surrounding area to make it even more enjoyable.