Host your special event at the Fleet and create everlasting memories. World-famous Balboa Park provides a perfect locale, and photo ops abound in our galleries and just outside our doors at the majestic Bea Evenson Fountain. Whether it’s a wedding, reception or dinner dance, our Special Events Department will ensure everything is the way you want it.  

Receptions 

  • 200 to 1,000 people 
  • Galleries or event spaces 
  • Tray-passed hors d’oeuvres or small plate food stations 
  • Wine and beer service by Craveology 
  • Science-themed presentation 
  • Experienced event staff 
  • Add-ons 
  • Documentary screening or gaming session in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater 

Seated Dinners:   

  • 250 maximum 
  • Great Hall 
  • Food served by a preferred catering partner 
  • Wine and beer service by Craveology Café 
  • Experienced event staff 

Dances:   

  • 150 maximum for seated dinner and dancing 
  • 600 maximum for food stations and dancing 
  • Great Hall or Upstairs Rotunda 
  • Food served by a preferred catering partner 
  • Wine and beer service by Craveology Café 
  • Music by a preferred DJ or band 
  • Experienced event staff 

Weddings and Celebrations:   

  • 250 maximum for seated dinner 
  • 150 maximum for seated dinner and dancing 
  • 600 maximum for food stations and dancing 
  • Great Hall or Upstairs Rotunda 
  • Food served by a preferred catering partner 
  • Wine and beer service by Craveology Café 
  • Music by a preferred DJ or band 
  • Experienced event staff 

Pricing: 

  • Special Event Packages Start at $8,000  
  • Fleet Science Center Members receive a 10% Discount on all Special Events. 

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Vendors

The following is a list of the vendors preferred for events at the Fleet Science Center.  Although you are not required to use these vendors and may bring in your own Catering or Equipment Vendors, we reserve the right to approve any vendors not on our preferred list.  Outside Vendors are subject to additional fees.


Preferred Caterers 

The Catering Artists

At The Catering Artists, we pride ourselves on serving gourmet meals at affordable prices. Our cuisine is heavily influenced by our international backgrounds and travels throughout the world. As food artists, we hope to feed your senses with a different experience at each meal.  Our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. We pride ourselves on serving natural products of higher grades and we carefully select all our vendors.  

Othman Janati  

619-417-0065 

Email

Website

Feast on This Catering   

Since 2000, Feast On This has been the absolute pinnacle of event magic.  Delivering happily ever after for weddings, driving employee morale at a company holiday parties and crafting intimate social gatherings your friends will talk about for years. At Feast On This, our customers have 3 responsibilities:  be a good host, take credit for an unbelievable event and let us handle the rest. 

Matthew Baker  

Chief Culinary Officer   

858-597-0740    

Email

Website 

Terra Catering & Events   

With over 24 years catering spectacular events, Terra Catering & Events believes in communication and is ready to listen to your vision in order to bring your guests together for an event they’ll never forget.  Terra Catering & Events prides themselves on building long lasting relationships, their impeccable restaurant style service and exceptional quality of their customized menus.   

Megan Farmer    

619-993-1437  

Email

Website


Community Partner Caterers  

Bread & Cheese

Justin Frank  

619-709-6016  

Email

Website  

(Great for Family or Company Events!)  

Indulge USA Catering 

Luz Williamson 

619-888-8034 

Email

Website

(Excellent Breakfasts and any Cuisine) 

Toast Catering  

Auriel  

858-837-2397  

Email

Website

(Outstanding Cuisine and Ambience!)  

The Wild Thyme Co.  

Jen Hawley

858-527-0226

Email

Website 

(Excellent Service and Cuisine!)  


Equipment

Abbey Rents  

Ryan  

888-252-1319   

Website   


Entertainment

Full Strength Live Music  

858-869-9440   

Email 

Website

Dance N' Groove DJs   

Professional Event Entertainment  

Heath Taylor  

858-740-6740  

Email

Website 

SOS Entertainment 

Email

Website


Florists

Bonita Florists 

Jane Adelmeyer 

619-479-4410 

Email

Website

Genesee Florists  

Darlene or Doug

858-278-4220

Email 

Website 

Studio Palma  

Rissa Walters 

Creative Director 

858-945-5893 

Email 

Website 


Photography

Gates Photography  

Douglas Gates

858-513-7543  

Email  

Website

Brittany Leach Photography  

Brittany Leach 

619-729-4191  

Email

@gossipgrill     

 

Private Event Interest Form

Thanks for your interest in hosting a private event at the Fleet. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you with more details. Items marked with an * are required. 

Contact Information

Name
Address

Event Details

Type of Event
Which birthday package are you interested in?
15-25 guests
26-75 guests
15-25 guests
75 or more guests
Catering
Please indicate which catering options you are interested in.

Date and Time

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