Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, California. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park.Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.HistoryThe facility is named for aviation pioneer Reuben H.

Fleet, who founded the U.S. Air Mail service. Fleet's San Diego-based company, Consolidated Aircraft, built several of the famous aircraft of World War II, including the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina. Fleet and his family made the initial gift which established the Science Center.PlanetariumThroughout the 1960s, the San Diego Hall of Science was planning a new planetarium for San Diego's Balboa

Fleet, who founded the U.S. Air Mail service. Fleet's San Diego-based company, Consolidated Aircraft, built several of the famous aircraft of World War II, including the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina. Fleet and his family made the initial gift which established the Science Center.PlanetariumThroughout the 1960s, the San Diego Hall of Science was planning a new planetarium for San Diego's Balboa

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