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10:00am to 5:00pm

Hours & Admission

Guided by the recommendations of state, city and county public health officials and the input from employees and members, the Fleet Science Center has a plan to keep our employees, volunteers and visitors safe. 

The Fleet Science Center

What’s our schedule? 

The Fleet Science Center building is open seven days a week! You can enjoy our exhibit galleries and documentary films in the Giant Dome Theater all week long. The Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations required.

Stop by Craveology for a delicious snack and take even more of the science home with fun gifts from the North Star Science Store. 


Hours of Operation

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday Saturday
Open  10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.
Close 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.* 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.





*The first Wednesday of the month, the exhibit galleries close at 8:15 p.m. for The Sky Tonight planetarium show.

Admission Rates

Ticket Description Adult





Fleet Experience

Includes one (1) documentary in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and all of our exhibit galleries; including the Space GalleryStudio X, Kid City and many more.




*Kids ages 2 and under get free admission. 













Movies in the Dome

All Ages $19.95

Includes one movie* in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater only. Current movies and showtimes.

*Movies are considered limited special engagement. Discounts, promotions and/or member vouchers do not apply.














What’s new in our Exhibit Galleries?

 Travel the world with the Fleet Science Center in Going Places. Through engaging interactives, explore how different modes of transportation have shaped society. Plus, all of your favorite experiences, including Kid City, Studio X, Illusions Gallery and our VR Transporter, are open with additional cleaning and with more space for a safe exploration.

What’s playing in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater?

It is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, Antarctica brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. Step off the beaten path with Into America’s Wild, a visually stunning cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. Follow the majestic, Australian green sea turtle Bunji, as she swims thousands of miles across the open ocean and has wild encounters in Turtle Odyssey

How to get ready for your experience at the Fleet?

  • Ghostbusters have nothing on us! Increased frequency of sanitization with our hospital-grade Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayers. 
  • Calling all superheroes—not all superheroes wear capes, but many do wear masks! Masks are strongly encouraged while inside the building for all visitors ages 2 and older. If visitors do not have facial coverings, we can provide one.
  • Seek and you shall find! Some exhibits may be set up in different areas to provide more space for exploration.
  • The city that never sleeps is back! Kid City is open for our 5 and under friends. 
  • Reduce time standing in line, get your tickets online. While reservations are not required, you can bypass the ticket counter if you get your admissions online. Purchase your tickets now!
  • Treat yourself! Our Craveology Café and North Star Science Store processes have been updated in compliance with County Public Health Restaurant and Retail guidelines.

Learn more about our Health & Safety Guidelines.  



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