Fleet Science Center IMAX Films

The Fleet Science Center IMAX Films help you explore the ends of the Earth, dive deep into the ocean, float through outer space—all without leaving the comfort of your seat. Inside the Fleet’s iconic Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, IMAX movies and planetarium shows come to life, immersing you in a 360-degree tour of places you’ve only imagined.

With a 76-foot wraparound movie screen and 16,000 watts of digital surround sound, the theater is a marvel of science itself. Our state-of-the-art, full-dome digital projection system and IMAX projection system produce incredible images nearly eight stories high.

See CUBA. Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Coming this summer is the Great Bear Rainforest. This film tells the story of one of the rarest animals on Earth, the fabled all-white Spirit Bear, and its ancient forest home. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses. Found on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast, it is the largest temperate coastal rainforest in the world and is home to indigenous First Nations peoples, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia. Embark on a remarkable journey into a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and humpback whales—and discover the secret world of the Spirit Bear. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds.

For showtimes and film information as well as other current IMAX films showing, see the website below.

Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Craveology.

Fleet Science Center
4.5
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Karina Peterson
Karina Peterson
19:05 18 Aug 21
It’s really old, dirty and outdated. Clearly the kids could hurt themselves on some of these toys! They’re sharp and... broken. The only thing that looks new is the VR experience and the cafeteria and the shop. But the cafeteria doesn’t have really good food, it’s cold and gross. The free ice cream is really good. Everything else is broken or really old it’s falling apart. The kids zone has such old toys you can’t even tell what kind of fruit or vegetable they’re playing with. The little rings that are supposed to roll on their own don’t even have a stick so you can interact with the display. The carpets are filthy and old. Upstairs where the “music” section is is so boring all the kids just run around like it’s the park instead of interacting with the displays. The one good thing is that the customer service is really good but I wouldn’t really visit unless you want to spend money on “something to do”. The dome theatre is kinda coolread more
Teo
Teo
03:17 06 Aug 21
Science rocks! This place can give you a broad experience of many wonderful science projects. You can spend many hours... trying different experiments. This is a great place for kids ages 5-12!read more
Eric Elliott
Eric Elliott
20:26 27 Jul 21
Great place for younger kiddos yet still has enough to keep teenagers entertained. My only beef is when a... display/station has broken or missing parts. I really feel like there is enough foot traffic to warrant quick repairs.read more
Greg Hornick
Greg Hornick
19:06 25 Jul 21
Great place to introduce young minds to hands on experiences that could spark further years of interest. Some younger... guests may have difficulty on some interactive exhibits that requires higher level math or critical thinking but they fortunately have a young kids zone upstairs as well.If you're viewing a movie experience be sure to arrive to the theater doors early to guarantee best seating. But don't worry if you get stuck in a corner seat either, still a decent all around viewing experience.read more
Jimmy Cazanelli
Jimmy Cazanelli
20:50 14 Jul 21
This is good learning place, I go to school and I learn, I learn more here because it help learning me. I like penguin... show. Every time there is penguin show I go, I bring Pengy my penguin friendWhen I go last time I get a hot dog and I learn about magnets. There was no penguin but they had guitar show. This was good.My favorite thing is the nice peopleread more
Daniel Castro
Daniel Castro
08:25 11 Jul 21
We really enjoyed our time here. Lots of interesting things to see and learn. A little something here for everyone.
Heather Roth
Heather Roth
00:21 04 Jul 21
Parking is free, and there are a TON of other museums to choose from after exhausting yourself at this one. There are a... lot of hands-on exhibits for the kids, and other themes to hold the teenagers' interest. My son romped around Kid Town, played in the games room, and had a great time trying out a the science experiments.I really liked the large choice of educational games in the store as you leave.read more
Malinda Seppala
Malinda Seppala
03:23 02 Jul 21
Kind of boring, I'm used to the one in Arizona.. but the virtual reality thing was pretty cool, I loved the theater,... we watched a movie on a sea turtle. The 2 young men that worked in the kids workshop area, were really nice, upbeat and helpful..we made a couple spinning tops.read more
Matt Warren
Matt Warren
05:56 15 Jun 21
This place is great for kids and adults. I had a blasted and so did the little ones. You get to be very interactive... with all the displays and is well worth the price of admission especially that it comes with a iMax ticket. There are two floors you can explore and the top one does have an area for smaller kiddos so if you have an age difference like we did no one felt left out. Also really liked the nasa info they had in there.read more
Lisa Cole-Jones
Lisa Cole-Jones
05:30 03 Jun 21
Great experience for kids. Lots of hands-on interactive science demonstrations. The Tesla coil was particularly... impressive. And my kids really enjoyed the IMAX documentaries.read more
Chavez Web Design, LLC
Chavez Web Design, LLC
04:28 28 May 21
I loved this place it has so many activities for the kids. The restrooms were clean and it was so fun. The movie of the... turtle 🐢 was excellent.read more
Jolene Douglas
Jolene Douglas
04:25 24 May 21
This has to be one of my favorites!! Everything from the theater dome to all the hands on stuff you get to play with.... They even have a Tesla coil and do live demonstrations. Fun for your whole family.read more
Matthias Duenner
Matthias Duenner
15:59 23 May 21
Great place for young explorers. The kids loved it. Lots of hands on stuff for them to do.
A J
A J
02:21 19 May 21
Kids wanted to try this place out. Lots of activities for kids 5-12. Very easy access and not too crowded. Cool little... bistro that serves snacks, cold drinks, and beer right next doorread more
Matt
Matt
05:43 14 May 21
This place is absolutely awesome. Make sure to hit the imax movie. You won't regret it. 360 degrees of fun! I have been... coming here as a kid and it's no wonder how much I love science. This place never gets old. There are many different lessons. Some that have been there since I can remember and others that are brand new. Balboa Park in itelselfnis great but the addition of the science center really makes it a great family go to. They are expanding the lab area but it still looks good and clean. My favorite of course is the Imax theater. Booyowread more
Brenda Clark
Brenda Clark
18:06 11 May 21
Great place to take kids any age. Hands on science plus IMAX theater was outstanding. All Covid safety in place.
kitzu jimenez
kitzu jimenez
22:40 04 May 21
Super educational place for children of all ages, they have games where children learn and explore, very clean, it has... access for people with disabilities.read more
HiTz Squad
HiTz Squad
22:29 26 Apr 21
Perfect for the curious little ones! The VR experience is also super cool!!
Marcus Robertson
Marcus Robertson
08:21 02 Jan 21
How fun and creative is this place! My boys 2 and 4-1/2 loves coming here. The 'construction area' and ships are... awesome! It is obvious that each area is very well thought out for what a kid would love. We spent also a lot of time in the art area, where you can literally paint the town orange! :). If only we lived close by, we would be there all the time, and I did get severely lost 🙁read more
Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
16:06 29 Dec 20
This is a great museum for young kids. I went with my family, nephew and nieces during the Halloween event and the... place had kids of all ages. There is a place for infants to play where adults and kids have to take their shoes off. There was an animal petting place and different rooms that had arts and crafts. I also saw a miniature train ride for kids.read more
Lillian Stevenson
Lillian Stevenson
17:51 09 Nov 20
Love this place. The only time we had an issue the staff were great at solving it and compensate us for the... inconvenience. Staff is nice and bathrooms are always clean.read more
It’s Lucas Barker
It’s Lucas Barker
23:08 27 Oct 20
Fun place but every time it’s just the same stuff
Wesley Munoz
Wesley Munoz
03:28 02 Sep 20
My Wife and I decided to come here during our recent trip to SD and it was a lot of fun! We love taking silly pictures... together and we had a lot of fun. I'd suggest bringing your own tripod or renting one of theirs. We decided not to but wish we did. There are a lot of cool Fleet Science Center to take pictures with. Only complaint is it's a little small and a lot of the murals are close together so you constantly have people near you trying to get their pictures at the same time. Other than that it was a great time and I'd recommend!read more
Ronald Marchesano
Ronald Marchesano
20:56 28 Jan 20
It's mostly geared for kids but there are ample displays upstairs for adults. And, then, there is the domed theater... that offers a selection from a few venues that occassionally rotates with different films. The museum doesn't seem to have been very innovative as they haven't maintained old displays very well and they shut down the virtual reality ride that was a blast.read more
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