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Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in San Diego. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park. Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome (OMNIMAX) theater.
Permanent exhibits include the Tinkering Studio; Cellular Journey; Block Busters; Kid City; So Watt!; Power Play San Diego; Look! Touch! Listen!; Origins in Space; and San Diego's Water from Source to Tap. The planetarium show is normally held the first Wednesday of every month. Called "The Sky Tonight" and hosted by the Fleet's astronomer-in-residence, it focuses on the current appearance of the sky or on current topics in astronomy. It is followed by free outdoor telescope viewing courtesy of the San Diego Astronomy Association.
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