1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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With exhibits to touch and IMAX® films to experience, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (“the Fleet”) offers an educational, entertaining experience for visitors of all ages. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, the Fleet features more than 100 hands-on science exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. The Fleet is home to the world’s first and Southern California’s only IMAX Dome Theater, featuring the biggest films on the planet and digital planetarium shows that take you to the stars. Visitors can find unique educational toys, games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store and enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthful treats in Galileo’s Café. The Fleet is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
“Grossology”: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body features interactive stations which teach the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more. Animatronics and imaginative exhibits explain how and why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, stinky things that many people think are gross.
“Tinkering Studio:”visitors can work together experimenting and collaborating on creative activities designed to spark curiosity and foster exploration. Make origami and Spirograph artwork, design and construct simple mechanical toys from recycled materials, build marble "roller coasters" using tubes and ramps, or create "digital bling" using colorful LED lights, batteries and accessories.
"Cellular Journey" features a series of interactive exhibits designed to introduce you to human cell biology, the importance of stem cells and the potential impact of stem cells on medical research in the fields of regenerative and personalized medicine. This hands on exhibit allows you to use microscopes to look at tissues within cells, explore what it looks like inside of a cell with our unique virtual reality exhibit, and explore the history of stem cell research.
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