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The Fleet brings meaning to the wonder of science. We believe science is in everything and education is the foundational starting point for discovery and curiosity. All of the experiences we create are designed to bring out the inner scientist in your students and facilitate learning both in and beyond classrooms. We offer interactive learning experiences at the Fleet, at schools throughout San Diego County and in the community.

If you’re ready to book a field trip or school program, you can complete a Request Your Visit form located above. 

If you have any additional questions contact the School Reservations Coordinator



Workshops Science To Go Programs IMAX


Help make your field trip to the Fleet one your students won’t forget by scheduling an entertaining and educational workshop with hands-on activities designed to inspire the scientist in us all.

Science To Go Programs

Have our education outreach staff deliver science programs directly to your school, library, community center or other educational venues. These programs are also available as after-school programs.

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater Films

Featuring a virtually seamless, 76-foot, tilted Nanoseam™ dome screen, the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater.

Live Science Shows for Assemblies Family Science Night Science Station Investigation

Live Science Shows for Assemblies

Incredible live science shows bring students and science together in one mind-blowing event!

Family Science Night

Let us bring our science expertise to your school event! Family Science Night brings children, parents, and teachers together for hands-on science experiences in a fun atmosphere.

Science Station Investigation

Science Station Investigation brings a sampling of a variety of hands-on science experiences for an exciting large-group program in your cafeteria, gym or multipurpose room.

Field Trips at the Fleet 

School groups can take a field trip to the Fleet and receive a special discounted gallery admission price of $10 per studentGallery admission gives you the opportunity to enjoy our interactive exhibit galleries (limited engagements, special events and all exhibitions excluded). Learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions.

IMAX film or an incredible educational workshop to your visit.

Our Field Trip Guides page offers free lesson plans, activities, inquiry questions, teacher guides for films and chaperone guides.

Access Science Scholarships

Access Science Scholarships are available to Title 1 public schools of San Diego County for field trips to the Fleet Science Center. These funds are awarded upon application through the generosity of our corporate and private donors, with a mission of increasing access to the power and wonder of science! Applicants must provide proof of their school’s Title 1 status, as well as justification for scholarship need. Scholarships may be partially awarded and have a cap of $800 per school per August-July school year. 

Access Science Scholarship Update - March 6, 2023
Our scholarships operate on a first-come-first-served basis from October-June. We encourage fall applications for field trips, regardless of anticipated program date, due to the limited nature of funding. Our development team is going to continue to look for funding since the program was so successful this year. In the meantime, we are hosting a “wish list” so that we can gather information while we wait to hear back about funding. Scholarship Wish List
We are hoping to return the opportunity for our 2023-2024 school year through the generosity of our donors, and we look forward to again offering students increased access to the power and wonder of science!

If you have additional questions, contact our Education Coordinator at education@rhfleet.org
Thank you to these supporters of the Access Science Scholarship program: Cox Communications, Patrons of the Prado, Rice Family Foundation, J. W. Sefton Foundation

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