We will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Stay Late and Save! Adults 21+ can enjoy Adult Recess at the Fleet 7-10 p.m. on Saturdays. Families, please join us on Fridays for late night fun, 6-10 p.m.
   We’re Open Today
10:00am to 5:00pm

Family Nights at the Fleet

It's Electric
It's Electric
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
Whisper Dishes
Whisper Dishes

Stay and play—and save!—until 10 p.m. on Friday nights this summer!

Bring the entire family to experience the Fleet at night! Enjoy extended evening hours at the Fleet in celebration of The Art of Summer in Balboa Park. Peruse Pause|Play late into the evening, light up the night at It’s Electric and reconnect with all your favorite hands-on exhibits in Retro-Active Science. Extended hours are until 10 p.m. Friday nights from May 31 through August 30, with special admission pricing (below) from 6 to 10 p.m. 




  Visitor Fleet Members
Adult  $14.95  Free
Senior  $12.95  Free
Junior  $9.95  Free






Take your time and enjoy our interactive exhibitions, shop in the North Star Science Store and grab dinner or a quick bite in our Craveology cafe. Enjoy free musical performances on the Craveology patio on Friday nights, too! (Fleet admission isn't required to visit the store and cafe.)

Friday Night Performers

June 14: Chris Fuller, founder of Crossroads Acoustic Trio, plays hits from the ’60s and ’70s, classic rock, folk and country.

June 21: Joel Tuttle is a San Diego-based fingerstyle guitarist. With a focus on laid- back grooves and strong melodies wrapped in a mellow sound, his repertoire spans world classics and thumb-picking favorites to American standards, including The Beatles.

June 28: Walks Tall Keith and Jacquin Wilkins play classic folk and rock.

July 5: Judy Heisel, a 30+ year woodwind player and teacher performs. Former musician in the Navy Band, she now plays with a variety of groups in San Diego, playing many genres, including jazz, rock, classical and musical theater.

July 12: Tom Griesgraber, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, is one of the world’s most respected Chapman stick players, an instrument with six guitar strings and six bass strings that plays more like a piano.

July 19: Ray Nobles-Decandiz performs keyboard and vocals, performing a wide range of genres.

July 26: TBD

August 2: JELLS, a clarinet quintet, plays a variety of well known, popular songs that you can sing along to.

August 9: Israel Maldonado, a guitarist and vocalist, plays an array of Latin music, and he also mixes it up with blues, rock and reggae.

August 16: Sande Lollis and her band, Enter the Blue Sky, a trio playing guitar, viola and bass, perform original music with beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics. Nominated Best Country/Americana band at the 2019 San Diego Music Awards.

August 23: TBD

August 30: Crossroads Acoustic Trio performs. Three acoustic guitars and beautiful harmonies play your favorite songs from the ’60s and ’70s.

On Friday nights this summer, visit the Fleet and enjoy other evening events, including Food Truck Fridays. You'll discover that Balboa Park is a fantastic nighttime destination for locals and visitors!

Balboa Park institutions that have extended Friday night hours include:

  1. Fleet Science Center
  2. San Diego Natural History Museum
  3. San Diego Museum of Art
  4. Museum of Photographic Arts
  5. Japanese Friendship Garden
  6. Spanish Village Art Center
  7. San Diego History Center

Visit balboapark.org for more information.