About Us

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) offers an idea atmosphere for your next meeting or special event. Featuring seven unique hands-on galleries, the Fleet has more than 100 science exhibits and four spacious meeting rooms (for lectures, board meetings, presentation or luncheons), as well as the 314-seat Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff IMAX Dome Theater. Our new digital dome projection system will take your events to the next level.

With a variety of ways to customize your event at our multilevel facility, our galleries provide the perfect ambiance for an elaborate sit-down dinner, cocktail reception, corporate event, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, awards gala, birthday celebration, prom or school function. Located in San Diego's historic Balboa Park (close to downtown and the San Diego Convention Center), the Fleet has a spectacular view of the park's iconic Bea Evenson Fountain, which serves as the perfect backdrop for your special event.

With two floors of event space, the Fleet offers the following:
  • The Full Fleet Experience (accommodates up to 1,500 guests) 
  • Downstairs at the Fleet (accommodates up to 1,000 guests) 
  • Upstairs at the Fleet (accommodates up to 400 guests) 
  • Outside at the Fleet (for groups ranging in size from 150 to 1,500 guests)

By booking your next event at the Fleet, your support helps us continue to develop and implement a wide array of educational programs and exhibits to promote lifelong learning and a deep appreciation of science and technology for the entire community.

View our Floor Plans or download our Event Planning Guide for photos and complete details of all we can offer. The Fleet is ready to work with you to create a unique and dynamic event. We provide a preferred catering list of San Diego's premier event professionals and exclusive beverage catering. Our talented and experienced team in the Special Events Department will assist you in the planning process to help make your event unforgettable. For more information, please call us at (619) 685-5761 or send an email to specialevents@rhfleet.org and let the planning begin!