Explore the Fleet Science Center

August 15, 2018
Category: San Diego Attractions

San Diego is one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the entire state of California. Known for being the foundation of many great educational organizations and institutions, such as the University of California San Diego, there is no better place to vacation for those eager to learn more about how the advancement of scientific discovery and technology aided the state. To start, the Fleet Science Center is an excellent establishment to tour for those interested in how science contributed to the development of societal norms.

About the Fleet Science Center
The Fleet Science Center began as an idea among the members of the San Diego Hall of Science in 1957. The plans for the center were established in 1965 by two scientists who were interested in creating a planetarium within the museum as the focal point of the establishment. The design of the dome within the planetarium was designed to span across 76 feet. The building was completed in 1973, and though it was originally called the Ruben H. Fleet Space and Science Center, it eventually evolved to become the museum it is today.

This museum is known for providing a plethora of interactive activities to partake in. The goal of the Fleet Science Center is to unite people together using the subject of science, which connects all people to one another in many ways. This museum is designed to entertain and educate persons of all ages, offering galleries oriented towards a younger crowd, and events aimed towards adults.

This science center also features an IMAX theater. This implies that many of the exhibits hosted at this establishment are done so through filmworks or other digital means. Many events hosted at the Fleet Science Center also showcase film work, while providing galleries and other small exhibits to compliment this. Educational programs are available at this establishment are offered for people of all ages, and more information on these academic opportunities can be found here.

Located within Balboa Park, the Fleet Science Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Never closed for the holidays, this museum is open 365 days a year, making it completely available to visit on any and every vacation in San Diego.

Stay at Hotel Aqua Mar
While exploring the Fleet Science Center, enjoy your stay at the Hotel Aqua Mar. Located conveniently within 6.1 miles of the hotel, the Hotel Aqua Mar offers the best rates when you book directly at: www.hotelaquamarsandiego.com.