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The Entry
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The Science Center featured more than 100 interactive science exhibits in five galleries, as well as major traveling exhibitions. It opened at 10:00 a.m. every day except for selected holidays. The cost of entry varied depending on whether you desired the inclusion of an IMAX show or two.


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center external link external link   •  1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:44:09 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9745
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Floating Ball And IMAX
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Just inside the main entry was a beach ball suspened on a vertical shaft of blowing air. Just beyond the ball was the entery to the IMAX theater, one of the original IMAX theaters and a small one. Movies showing at the time were, "Tornado Alley," "Imax Hubble," and "Born To Be Wild."


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center external link external link   •  1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:50:49 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9748
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Periscope
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A periscope was one example of the many hands-on exhibits in the museum. It ran up through the roof and gave a view of the surrounding park. Behnd it was a pendulum, and behind that was the gift shop.


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center external link external link   •  1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:51:21 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9749
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Exhibits and Exhibit Rooms
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A view of the interior seen from the IMAX theater entrance. One exhibit included seating to view a video, while another demonstrated how an eclipse worked. Most all the exhibits were interactive except for one photo exhibit in a hallway.


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center external link external link   •  1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:53 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9751
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