Following state and local guidelines, the Fleet Science Center building will be temporarily closed effective July 7, 2020, until further notice. Summer Camps, Virtual Activities and Craveology will continue to operate.
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Family Nights at the Fleet

It's Electric
It's Electric
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
Whisper Dishes
Whisper Dishes

Stay and play—and save!—until 10 p.m. on Friday nights this summer!

Bring the entire family to experience the Fleet at night! Enjoy extended evening hours at the Fleet in celebration of The Art of Summer in Balboa Park. Peruse Pause|Play late into the evening, light up the night at It’s Electric and reconnect with all your favorite hands-on exhibits in Retro-Active Science. Extended hours are until 10 p.m. Friday nights from May 31 through August 30, with special admission pricing (below) from 6 to 10 p.m. 



  Visitor Fleet Members
Adult  $14.95  Free
Senior  $12.95  Free
Junior  $9.95  Free






Take your time and enjoy our interactive exhibitions, shop in the North Star Science Store and grab dinner or a quick bite in our Craveology cafe. (Fleet admission isn't required to visit the store and cafe.)

Free Live Music on Friday Nights

On Friday nights this summer, you can enjoy free musical performances on the Craveology patio! Beer, wine, soda and bottled water are available from Craveology, along with a variety of food—including delicious ice cream! Take a seat and enjoy the music on a beautiful summer evening in Balboa Park, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Scheduled Performers:

July 19: Ray Nobles-Decandiz performs keyboard and vocals, performing a wide range of genres.

July 26: Javid and Naoko are husband and wife and both are new Flamenco guitarists. Enjoy their exquisitely original guitar compositions instilled with the intense energy of the heart and the fiery passion of the soul.

August 2: JELLS, a clarinet quintet, plays a variety of well known, popular songs that you can sing along to.

August 9: Israel Maldonado, a guitarist and vocalist, plays an array of Latin music, and he also mixes it up with blues, rock and reggae.

August 16: Sande Lollis and her band, Enter the Blue Sky, a trio playing guitar, viola and bass, perform original music with beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics. Nominated Best Country/Americana band at the 2019 San Diego Music Awards.

August 23: The Toast and Jam band, with Laura Dulin playing guitar and Eric Meyer with the ukulele, will be playing covers of your favorite rock, blues and folk songs. 

August 30: Sky Ladd, a pianist and accomplished composer and arranger whose ethereal and exquisite "Cup of Moonlight" can be found on Gregory Page's acclaimed release, "Let's Fall in Love Again," on V2 Records. The extensive list of his collaborations, in addition to Page, includes Ben Vereen, The Drifters and The Coasters, to name a few. Sky's musical influences range from Scarlatti to Schoenberg, from Prokofiev to Miles Davis and Glenn Gould.

“Sky Ladd has all the fixings of what makes a great performer; a superstar name, drive and raw talent. Sky Ladd (and that is his real name by the way) lives in San Diego and has traveled all over the world as a pianist, including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. ... When Sky Ladd is not sharing the stage with the likes Jason Mraz, he can be found in the classroom as a music teacher and performing all over southern California delighting audiences with his artistry." —The Breakaway Daily

On Friday nights this summer, visit the Fleet and enjoy other evening events, including Food Truck Fridays. You'll discover that Balboa Park is a fantastic nighttime destination for locals and visitors!

Balboa Park institutions that have extended Friday night hours include:

  1. Fleet Science Center
  2. San Diego Natural History Museum
  3. San Diego Museum of Art
  4. Museum of Photographic Arts
  5. Japanese Friendship Garden
  6. Spanish Village Art Center
  7. San Diego History Center

Visit for more information. 

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