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
  • 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
  • Experienced event staff 

Dances:   

  • 150 maximum for seated dinner and dancing 
  • 800 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 
  • 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. 

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

Feast on This Catering

For over 24 years, we at Feast on This have been an integral part of San Diego’s most treasured memories. Our commitment to excellence in full-service catering and event planning ensures that every detail is perfected for flawless execution. As a dedicated team, we bring your visions to life with our unmatched expertise and passion, making every occasion a feast to remember.

Matthew Baker | matthew@feastonthis.com | feastonthis.com | (858) 597-0740

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.

Jeff Rossman | jeff@terrasd.com | terrasd.com | (619) 993-1437

The Wild Thyme Co.

Jen Hawley | jen@thewildthymecompany.com | thewildthymecompany.com | (858) 527-0226

Approved Caterers

Bread & Cheese

Justin Frank | justin@breadandcheesecatering.com | breadandcheesecatering.com | (619) 709-6016

Buckboard Catering

Megan Bruno | meganb@buckboardsd.com | buckboardsd.com | (858) 748-1617

Chef Joann & Co Bespoke Catering

Joann Stabile, Chef, Chef | Dawn Diebert, Experience Organizer | dawn@chefjoann.com | chefjoann.com | (949) 636-4891

El Tapatio

Carolina Aranda | carolina@eltapatiocatering.com | eltapatiocatering.com | (619) 423-2440

Sabor Piri-Piri

Candido Gadaga | saborpiripiri@gmail.com | saborpiripirikitchen.com | (619) 694-0704


Facility Map

Ground Floor
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A ground floor map of the fleet science center
Second Floor
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A second floor map of the fleet science center

 

Event Inquiry 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