San Diego Category: Attractions
Many of San Diego’s best Museums can be found in the picturesque Balboa Park. At the top of the list is the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Consistently rated the Best-Attended Museum in San Diego, it is no surprise that this attraction is a must on your next vacation to San Diego.
With five world-class exhibit galleries featuring more than 100 exhibits where you can actually touch, see and experience science at its finest, “The Fleet” undoubtedly inspires lifelong learning and sparks enjoyment of science in people of all ages.
In hopes of furthering public knowledge and understanding of the latest scientific discoveries and technologic advancements, The Fleet provides classes, lectures, workshops, and more. They also boast the only IMAX Dome Theater in all of San Diego, where you can watch incredible IMAX films and Planetarium Shows with the illusion of being suspended in space. If you have never experienced an IMAX film before, now is the perfect time on your travel to San Diego.
Tired of the big kids and grown-ups having all the fun? Don’t worry, The Fleet didn’t forget about their youngest guests. Kid City, an exhibition meant only for children under age 6, is a perfect place to let your little one safely run around and spark their interest in science early! This area was created just for them with science experiments and modules they can get their hands on and mold their early learning process.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center also happens to be one of the top attractions for field trips in the months of March, April and May. Thus, it is recommended that the general public visit The Fleet after 1:00PM during these months to avoid the heavy traffic of school groups in the mornings. Of course, the public is welcome at any time. This information is merely served as a friendly courtesy to all of the guests coming to visit from out of town so they may enjoy an optimal experience at The Fleet, and for consideration when thinking of things to do in San Diego.
Don’t forget, San Diego County residents get into all museums in Balboa Park FREE on the first Tuesday of every month. Picture ID required.
By: Krista Kosmicki
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