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Macie Kreutzer grew up in South Carolina and is a Southern girl at heart; but after living in New York City upon college graduation and then moving to the west coast she has become a California girl, residing in San Diego now for nearly eight years. Macie has worked in fashion marketing and PR for such acclaimed brands as Valentino, JLo by Jennifer Lopez, Kangol, Charlotte Russe, House of Deréon and Julez Bryant. Her passion for fashion is more than just a career choice but a topic she loves to write about and discuss. She has written for 944 Magazine and taught courses at Fashion Careers College in San Diego. Macie’s other interests include pop culture, books, film, travel and entertaining. As a mother to her son, Kane, the topic closest to her heart is motherhood.

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center In Balboa Park

I’m always on a quest for new and interesting ways to entertain my now 15-month-old.  If a little education is thrown in all the better!  On a recent trip to Balboa Park I decided to check out the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center as something for us to do.  Turns out, even toddlers can benefit from what this science museum has to offer.  In addition to their many exhibits on science, the environment and their excellent IMAX films, the center offers Kid City, an exhibit specifically geared to children under the age of five.  Within this exhibit is truly a “city” complete with a grocery store, factory and fire station.

Photo Credit: RHFleet.org

My son’s fascination with balls was quickly met in the City as he simply walked around picking up as many as he could find.  And what joy to discover the “ball wall” where he could put a ball in an air-filled tube to see it zip up and be propelled out of the top!  This mechanism created a solid twenty minutes of fun…an eternity in toddler world.  Also in Kid City there is a computer station and small “gym” for active little ones.  The Reuben H. Science Center has plenty to offer older children and adults.  The current exhibits include the Geometry Playground, So Watt! a look at energy and Aging for All Ages, an interesting look at wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.  If you are fortunate to take your little one with another adult, take turns in Kid City and explore the other activities all while learning a little something along the way.  A wonderful museum in beautiful Balboa Park makes for an excellent outing with children of all ages.

Photo Credit: RHFleet.org

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA  92101
Ph. 619-238-1233

Monday – Thursday:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:  10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

COST: Adults: $11.75 Junior (3 – 17 years):  $9.75 Senior Citizens (65+ years): $9.75. IMAX features additional cost

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