Brent Bernasconi

San Diego International Visitor Information Center is Moving

Due to Phase I construction of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, the International Visitor Information Center (IVIC), currently located on the corner of West Broadway and Harbor Drive, will be relocated.

Here are the details on the move:

  • The current center will close from December 15 – 25.
  • The new ticket office will be located at 1140 North Harbor Drive, and will open in early January.

During this time, San Diego Visitor Information Centers in La Jolla and Alpine will be open and ready to answer any questions. For discounted tickets and other vacation planning inquiries visit

Brent Bernasconi

Geometric Fun at the Fleet

Visitors climb on top of a stack of Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedrons (SRDs), intriguing shapes that pack together with no spaces between them.

Scientists six and up (including me in my late 20s) can enjoy hands-on and educational fun with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s new exhibition Geometry Playground. The main piece, A Stack of Stars, is a stack of Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedrons (SRDs) that young scientists can climb through. I think of it more as a an indoor geometric jungle gym.

Crawl through twisting tubes made by different ways of rotating a single shape.

While not on the SRDs, the young scientists can climb through rotating shapes, play a mind-bending version of hopscotch, lounge in a chair straight out of modern art installation (you will know it when you see it), and explore geometry with a ton of interactive exhibits. Continue reading