The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is temporarily closed through the end of October 2023 as we enhance our accommodations for an even more extraordinary experience at the Fleet Science Center.
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Of the $25 million the city of San Diego is getting from the state's $310 billion spending plan, more than $7 million will be spent largely on infrastructure projects inside two familiar places.
“We’re so excited and so grateful," said Chris LaZich, vice president for advancement at the Fleet Science Center.
The Fleet is getting the biggest piece of the pie. They’ll use it to transform a couple of spaces, including moving the museum entrance back to its original location near the IMAX theater.
“This gallery can be a space that is free to the public in front of what we call the paywall," LaZich said.
LaZich said the space will be filled with exhibits showcasing the science being done in San Diego County. The current entrance will be transformed too, making use of its 32-foot high ceiling.
“What we are planning to do is make (the enterance) into a gallery space where we can put a climbing tree that goes all the way up through that space rather than just using the bottom half," LaZich said.
A space in the basement that hasn’t been used in 20 years will become home to an exhibit called Science of the Impossible. Master magician Jason Latimer is designing it.
“So, invisibility, mind control — these kinds of concepts ... (and) how science is making that real," she said. LaZich added that the idea is to get children to think about science and the mind.
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