Member Benefit Descriptions
Fleet members receive free or discounted admission to over 250 participating institutions. (Some restrictions may apply.) Click here for the location of a science center on your next vacation.
- We suggest that you call the science center you wish to visit at least 48 hours in advance to find out if there are any restrictions.
- Present your Fleet membership card and a photo I.D.
Is mailed with your cards and vouchers. Review it for tips on how to make the most of your membership.
Members receive a discount on all purchases at the North Star Science Store, Galileo’s Café, on additional tickets in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater and for enrollment in education programs.
Discovery Society Members
Are Adventurer, Voyager, Explorer, Pioneer and Innovator members.
Exhibit Gallery Admission
Is always free for members. Present your membership card at the entrance. (If you are going to a Theater show, you must stop at the Ticket Counter for a ticket to the film.) Click here for more information.
Express Ticket Pick-Up
All members may proceed directly to the Membership Window to redeem vouchers, claim reservations or purchase tickets. Members do not wait in the ticket-buyers line. (Members do wait in the ticket holders line, so plan to line up early if a particular seat location is important to you.)
A convenient and timely gift all year long. Fleet members can purchase Family memberships at a special discount. Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713, or purchase your gift online.
Valid for one person to see one Theater show. Each membership level (except Exhibit Experience) includes six or more free Theater vouchers. When you use up all your vouchers, purchase additional tickets at a discount. Theater vouchers ARE transferable; give them away to friends and neighbors. (In fact, you don’t even need to be present when vouchers are redeemed!)
Is our highest level of membership support – individuals who join at $2,500 and above. Innovator members receive all the benefits that Pioneer members receive, plus invitations to film screenings and education programs.
Member I.D. Number
Appears on your membership card and Theater vouchers. Have this number ready whenever you call the Fleet.
Located at the far left of the ticket counter. Stop here to claim your reservation, renew your membership or purchase a new membership. (Other cashiers can assist you as well.)
Open Monday – Friday during business hours. Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713, to renew or upgrade your membership, change your address or get help with a membership problem. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message and we will call you back.
Are valid for Voyager, Explorer, Pioneer and Innovator members. You and your party (up to four people) enter the Theater ahead of those waiting in line. Present your card at the ticket counter and ask the cashier for instructions on where to wait for pre-seating.
Member reservations for Theater, digital and planetarium shows must be claimed at least 20 minutes before show time; always allow extra time for parking. Reservations not claimed 20 minutes in advance may be released for sale to the general public. Call (619) 238-1233. Have your member I.D. number ready. Remember, we save the show, but not the seat – if sitting in a particular part of the theater is important, please arrive early.
The Sky Tonight
Our live planetarium show presented on the first Wednesday of every month explains what you can see in the San Diego sky that month. Discovery Society members and their families are free. Other members receive a discount.
Become a Member
Join the more than 13,000 proud members of the Fleet! Each membership supports the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of inspiring lifelong learning. Plus, members enjoy fantastic benefits, like unlimited free access to our hands-on exhibit galleries, free or discounted IMAX film and digital show tickets, discounted (or free) planetarium shows, savings on education programs for you and your family, and more.
Looking for the perfect gift?
A Fleet membership lasts an entire year. Best of all, current members can purchase many memberships at a discount. Click here for a PDF application.