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Fleet Science Center, San Diego

Categories: Observatories, Children’s Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
The Fleet is San Diego’s science center, bringing together the community, empowering educators and offering meaningful experiences that embrace the power of science and impact the world around us.
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  • Great imagination using Lego bricks Nathan Sawaya used his artistic talents to create art with the use of the logo brick. The detail in some of the sculptures is great. Nice and easy to navigated 
  • This museum is very interesting, both for adults as for children. Very cool to learn science and interact with it. Have a piece of the museum dedicated to young children, with many fun activities! My 3 year old son loved it and it was hard to take it from there! There is also a theater/IMAX cinema inside and the movie we saw was about the natural parks of California, about nature and about the wonderful Redwood (with more than 1,000 years). Very cool, although I have been a little dizzy with the grandeur of the screen. I don't remember the exact value of the ticket, but it wasn't very cheap. For those who like science is quite valid meet this Museum!
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  • Don't waste your almost $20 per person to visit this museum. We visited with our two children while on vacation and were looking for a fun indoor activity for our kids. While this place has the potent...  read more »
  • This place is amazing. Hands out exhibits that are fun and educational. The IMAX theater shows great science based documentaries. For $20, you get a movie(typically about 45 minutes long) and unlimited time to explore the exhibition area. There is also a place upstairs for the wee little kids to play around. Something for everyone.
  • Recently visited and it's a nice museum. Saw the movie "A Beautiful World" which was pretty good, albeit a bit activist regarding global warming. Many of the exhibits were over the heads of my elementary school age kids, so they were less engaged than I would have liked. Didn't seem like there was much for them; a section for under-5 kids, and the rest of the museum. I would consider going again with middle-school age kids.
  • The best museum in the park, in my opinion. There are many interactive stations, so many things to see, and you just wont have enough time to go through it all. My favorite one was the power generation and load balancing simulation.
  • Beware, IMAX movie (Beautiful Planet) is one hour long and quite boring, so plan accordingly. 7 year old daughter fell asleep midway, while I started dozing off towards the end. Exhibits are lame and meant for really young kids. Would not go again
  • Science is one of my favorite subjects. So when I find a museum dedicated to it, I get excited. So when I got there, I was not disappointed. There is not too much for adults to do but the children sure do enjoy it. I love that because I think children should be exposed to physical science early. This place also houses the biggest IMAX screen in San Diego. While you won't see Interstellar there, you'll see some awesome documentaries!
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