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Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, held every February, is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Throughout the month, we’ll continue celebrating influential scientists and engineers as part of Black History Month.


STEM in the Community: Lemon Grove

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San Diego STEAM leaders bring together in-school and after-school learning. 

We’re seeing positive progress in K–12 education, especially in terms of whole community involvement. Case in point: Thriving Students Lemon Grove brings together leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to then connect school-day programming with after-school programming. The program’s students and their families largely will drive the format and content.  

Holiday Movies in the Dome

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Elevate your holiday traditions this season! 

Enjoy holiday film favorites The Polar Express and Elf in IMAX on a larger-than-life screen. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater provides an immersive experience that will make you feel as if you're part of the movie.  


The Fleet Science Center's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Getting the ideal gift for friends and family is no easy feat, so we've created a holiday gift guide! Find something for everyone on your list right here at the Fleet, all while supporting our mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science.  

STEM in the Community: National City

You already know that the Fleet Science Center takes very seriously its mission of connecting people of all ages to the power of science. But how much do you know about its community-centered science initiatives?  
Let us introduce you to Wraparound Services for STEM Learning (WSSL), one such initiative.  

Boop! DART Impacts an Asteroid

asteroid moonlet Dimorphos
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center 
September 29, 2022
NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, September 26. Why did they want to do that? The answer is in the name of the mission. 

The Fleet is back at Comic-Con!

Because you can’t have science fiction without science, the Fleet Science Center is happy to be back at Comic-Con International: San Diego. This year, the Fleet will host not one, not two, but three panels!
Have you ever wondered how many universes actually exist? How astronomy and social science impact our favorite space sagas? Or how are board games created? You can't miss our panels!

The Science of Spider-Man and the Multiverse

July 23, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Room: 24ABC


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