Welcome to your Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center is on a mission to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected by the power of science to create a better future. We are a community-focused countywide organization that collaborates with educators, scientific organizations, community leaders and champions of a-ha moments. Join us and explore a world of possibility!

The Fleet is San Diego’s science center, bringing together the community and offering meaningful experiences that embrace the power of science and impact the world around us.


Events
A man with a boy and two girls smile with arms around each other posing for a photo Events
Community Mornings are a way to think equitably and mitigate barriers to learning, engagement, and community-building.
Jun 22 @ 9:00am
image of a starry universe with a person made out of stars holding a sphere with tree in the middle  with James Hood's Beautifica words on the background. Events
From the creators of the multi award-winning Mesmerica comes a brand-new epic immersive experience unlike any other.
Jun 23 @ 6:30pm
Jun 23 @ 8:00pm
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Turning curious kids into happy campers
Jun 24 @ 9:00am
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Jul 22 @ 9:00am
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An engaging lecture followed by an exciting show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for seniors 65 and better
Jul 01 @ 10:00am
A view of people sitting in theater style chairs in a darkened room from behind. The people are front lit so we only see the outlines of the seated people. The top of the image is brighter and has a purple and blue glow. Events
Engage with local scientists as they discuss their latest research and discoveries.
Jul 01 @ 10:30am
Spiral galaxy Events
Now experience more The Sky Tonight with additional shows
Jul 03 @ 7:00pm
Jul 03 @ 8:15pm
Jul 14 @ 11:00am
Jul 17 @ 7:00pm
Young girl with large headphones and closed eyes, smiling with a rainbow overlaid on top in the corners Events
A sensory-friendly experience
Jul 20 @ 9:00am
A young girl young boy and woman all lean in around the edges of a foaming beaker and appear to be blowing on the bubbles Events
Explore your ingenuity and creativity with themed science projects.
Jul 20 @ 10:00am
Films
A blue whale tail out of the water in the background is a massive cargo ship Films
Blue Whales: Return of the Giants takes you on a journey of a lifetime to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale.
Jun 21 @ 11:00am
Jun 21 @ 2:00pm
Jun 21 @ 5:00pm
Jun 22 @ 2:00pm
Jun 22 @ 5:00pm
Jun 23 @ 11:00am
Jun 23 @ 2:00pm
Jun 23 @ 5:00pm
Jun 24 @ 11:00am
Jun 24 @ 2:00pm
Jun 24 @ 5:00pm
Jun 25 @ 11:00am
Jun 25 @ 2:00pm
Jun 25 @ 5:00pm
Jun 26 @ 11:00am
Jun 26 @ 2:00pm
Jun 26 @ 5:00pm
Jun 27 @ 11:00am
Jun 27 @ 2:00pm
Jun 27 @ 5:00pm
Jun 28 @ 11:00am
Jun 28 @ 2:00pm
Jun 28 @ 5:00pm
Jun 29 @ 12:00pm
Jun 29 @ 4:00pm
Jun 30 @ 12:00pm
Jun 30 @ 4:00pm
The pillars of creation hang over deep blue black open space Films
See awe-inspiring images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Jun 21 @ 12:00pm
Jun 21 @ 4:00pm
Jun 22 @ 12:00pm
Jun 22 @ 4:00pm
Jun 23 @ 12:00pm
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Jun 27 @ 4:00pm
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Jun 28 @ 4:00pm
Jun 29 @ 3:00pm
Jun 30 @ 3:00pm
A composite image of Serengeti animals standing on a rock in front of a deep blue sky. The animals from front to back left to right are a lioness lion and cub, water buffalo, giraffes, elephants, zebras, and vultures in the sky. In the front bottom in glowing gold are the words Serengeti Journey to the Heart of Africa Films
Home to most of Africa’s iconic animals and the annual wildebeest migration
Jun 21 @ 1:00pm
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A scuba diver swims through a narrow crevasse in an underwater cave. Films
Science and adventure come together as you delve into the unknown, where few humans ever go.
Jun 21 @ 3:00pm
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Cities of the Future. Image of a woman overlooking a futuristic city through the window of a futuristic vehicle. Films
Opening June 29, 2024
Jun 29 @ 11:00am
Jun 29 @ 2:00pm
Jun 29 @ 5:00pm
Jun 30 @ 11:00am
Jun 30 @ 2:00pm
Jun 30 @ 5:00pm
Despicable Me key art. Gru, carries a baby with a pacifier on his back. Next to him, a minion stands. Both hold weapons and looking dangerous while the baby looks on. The background colors are blue and orange.  Films
In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite su
Jul 05 @ 5:30pm
Experiences
A white teen boy stands by a black teen boy. The black boy is sitting and touching a touch screen computer. Above them is a sign that says Design a Skate Park. What does it take to create a video game, mix and master music or design a skate park that produces the biggest thrills?
Optical illusion with black squares, grey grid, and white dots. The illusion makes it look like black dots are moving around inside the white dots. Discover it’s not what you see but how you see that matters
Miniature Tesla coil with arcs of electricity branching out It’s Electric brings the science and history of electricity to life through an introduction to the types and uses of electricity
Toddler girl in a yellow shirt holding half circle shapes in front of her eyes with green and red see through panels Learning is fun with developmentally appropriate activities
Three portrait panels in black frames sit on a wavy rainbow wall Queer and intersectional identities are revolutionizing how science gets done
Two women playing in a white ball pit Inviting the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play.
A dark image with electric blue lines shooting towards the viewer down a hallway. The far end of the hallway has a group of people stand, walking, and running towards the viewer. Power Play San Diego is all about the San Diego power grid—how it works, where the energy comes from and how it gets into your home
Man wearing VR headset An eye-popping, virtual reality adventure simulator
Aerial photo of a manmade river cut through the desert Explore the diverse sources of San Diego’s water and the methods of delivering and processing it
Middle school aged girl with adult man playing with a lightbulb exhibit Interactive experiences let you understand how electricity is generated and how we all can conserve energy
View of Earth from space with cities lit up Immerse yourself in four interactive areas in this gallery while understanding new discoveries about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and Universe
Woman tinkering with colored paper on a cutting mat Everyone has an eXciting, innovative side, and Studio X is a place where families can eXplore it
Two women playing in a white ball pit Sink into the Fleet’s ball pool

The Fleet engages the San Diego community in the wonders of science, interacting through immersive experiences and fostering connections throughout San Diego County.

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Child pointing at dome screen in Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

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