We’re Open Today
10:00am to 5:00pm

Create Your Experience

With the Fleet Science Center

We’re excited to reopen our doors and safely welcome you, your family and loved ones back. We invite you to create your experience with our exhibit galleries and films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Guided by the recommendations of state, city and county public health officials and the input from employees and members, the Fleet Science Center has developed a comprehensive plan to welcome employees, volunteers and visitors safely into the building. 

What’s our schedule? 

The Fleet Science Center building will be open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by Craveology for a delicious snack and take even more of the science home with fun gifts from the North Star Science Store. 






What’s new in our Exhibit Galleries?

Design is everywhere we look and in everything we do. You can create your experience with the Fleet in Design Zone. Our new exhibition uses hands-on activities to show how design concepts become real-world experiences in the arts, entertainment, and extreme sports. Get behind the scenes and create your own skate park, dance beat, rollercoaster, video game and more. Plus, all of your favorite experiences, including Kid City, Studio X, Illusions and our VR Transporter, are open with additional cleaning and with more space for a safe exploration. 




What’s playing in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater? 

Discover one of the rarest animals on earth, the fabled Spirit Bear, hidden from the outside world in one of the planet’s most secluded wildernesses, in the Great Bear Rainforest. Follow the majestic, Australian green sea turtle Bunji, as she swims thousands of miles across the open ocean and has wild encounters in Turtle Odyssey. And, be awed by the amazing Ricochet and his friends as they save lives around the world in Superpower Dogs. Seating in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater will be available at reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing, so to guarantee a seat, please purchase your tickets online before arriving.




How to get ready for your experience at the Fleet?

Our dedication to ensuring that all San Diegans remain connected to the power of science, whether in person or online, remains unwavering. Our teams are working tirelessly to safely welcome you back when you’re ready to visit again. 

  • Ghostbusters have nothing on us! Increased frequency of sanitization with our hospital-grade Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayers throughout the day. You may see high-traffic areas close for 10 minutes for a deep clean—the perfect time to wash your hands for 20 seconds! 
  • Calling all superheroes—not all superheroes wear capes, but many do wear masks! All visitors ages 2+, employees and volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering and practice physical distancing while in the building, regardless of vaccination status.  
  • Hello, health! Daily health screening for employees and volunteers, including temperature checks and extensive training on proper hygiene best practices. 
  • Seek and you shall find! Some exhibits may be set up in different areas to provide more space for exploration. 
  • Who’s ready for the new IMAX film, Great Bear Rainforest? The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater will be open with reduced capacity. Every other row will be blocked off, and we require three empty seats in between families/people in different households. 
  • The city that never sleeps is back! Kid City will be open for our 5 and under friends with additional cleanings scheduled several times a day and sanitizing stations have been installed. 
  • Reduce time standing in line, get your tickets online. Purchase your tickets now!
  • Treat yourself! Our Craveology Café and North Star Science Store processes have been updated in compliance with County public health restaurant and retail guidelines.

The Fleet will monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real-time and make further adjustments as needed. For a full set of cleaning and building protocols, visit our Health & Safety Guidelines site.