Fleet Science Center, San Diego

Fleet Science Center, San Diego (must see)

Get ready for some real fun at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center. It is located in Balboa Park, and is just three miles northeast of downtown San Diego. It was always been well known as an institution that stays on the cutting edge of technology. For example, this location had the first IMAX Dome anywhere in the United States, and that was back in the 1970s. In recent times, it also built the world’s first seamless IMAX dome screen.

There are over 100 hands-on exhibits here to help keep the children entertained for hours. You can create colored shadows in one exhibit or design images with a sand pendulum, and then spend some time examining how guitar strings work. The Virtual Zone has one of the most popular exhibits that is called the Do-Undo. It makes you the theme of the display, as it records the movement of visitors, and allows people to play it forward and backward at different speeds.

You can also enjoy a presentation in a world-class Planetarium. You can get the ride of a lifetime here also in their one of a kind flight simulator.

Why You Should Visit:
So many different things to experience, try out, play with. AND the bottom floor is all about the history of video games.

Tip:
If you are planning to stay for lunch, consider having it at the adjacent park or packing your own.

The Center is open daily from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the summer. It closes at 5:00 p.m. during the winter months.

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Sight Name: Fleet Science Center
Sight Location: San Diego, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Balboa Park Walking Tour, San Diego  

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