While we were in San Diego in April, we had a chance to make a stop at the The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, which features more than 100 interactive science exhibits. My boys love that sort of thing and I wanted to take them if we ended up having a little extra time, which we did.
When I initially told my sister in law, who lives in San Diego, that I wanted to take my boys there, the first thing she said was that the Museum of Science in Boston was much better. So, I actually read a few reviews about this place before we went because her statement had a me a little worried.
Many of the reviews that I read were by adults that went to the museum and didn’t enjoy it because it was geared towards children. Well, duh. That sort of museum is intended for children, so those had me a little baffled. And there were quite a few of them, which also made me scratch my head. But anyways, all the reviews that I read by adults that were also parents said that the Fleet Science Center was awesome, so we went.
Let me just say that I am so glad we did. My boys had the best time there and it just goes to show that to each his own.
Yes, I know…..I took a lot of pictures.
It was much smaller than the MOS in Boston, but it was still a great little museum. Other than the fact that there was a field trip there the day we went & the place was under construction, so it was packed. Fire hazard packed, but they cleared out after a while and we almost had the place to ourselves after that. They really shouldn’t have had any field trips there until the construction was over.
If you are ever in the area, it is a cool place to check out with the kiddos. It’s located at 1875 El Prado in San Diego, CA (right inside Balboa Park).