Science Around the World


After over ten years of working at the Fleet Science Center, Director of Human Resources Candi Freed was able to retire. As a going-away gift and in recognition of many years of faithful service, Candi was gifted a Fleet membership upon her retirement, a benefit that has allowed her to visit not only the Fleet, but many other science centers around the world.

One of the primary benefits of a Fleet membership is receiving reciprocal admission to any museums that are a part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). ASTC affiliates are located in all 50 states as well as in over 45 countries around the world.

So far, Candi has visited multiple science museums in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, OR, and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR. She and her spouse, Patty, plan to visit Science World at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver, British Columbia, later this year.

“I miss the everyday exposure to science and how it creates wonder and challenges my mind,” says Candi. “These places remind me of the Fleet, and I can’t thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to stay in the loop!”

If you are interested in the many benefits of a Fleet membership, including reciprocal admission to other ASTC institutions, please visit