The Fleet Science Center 2021 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.
Check out the North Star Science Store at the Fleet Science Center for fun, unique (and secretly educational!) gifts for all ages. The Fleet Science Center is open every day of the year, including holidays, making it the perfect place for everyone looking for the most unique and sometimes last-minute gifts.
Gifts that Last
Fleet Science Center Membership
Give a gift that creates memories that last forever! There is a Fleet membership level designed for every science enthusiast on your list. Individual memberships start at only $69, and most memberships include free passes to our documentary films. See all the levels and benefits available at joinfleet.org.
Name a Seat for Science
Be a part of the Fleet Science Center's iconic Heikoff Giant Dome Theater by putting your custom tribute or message on a seat while supporting the Fleet's education programs and theater renovation. Get together with friends and family to memorialize your family's name or honor someone special. Donations of $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for a free documentary screening for up to 200 guests. To make a donation, visit our Name a Seat Campaign site.
Astronaut Ice Cream
There is no place like space to enjoy a delicious ice cream. Developed for the early Apollo Space missions, it's frozen to -40 degrees, vacuum dried and placed in a special foil pouch. This great-tasting snack can be sprinkled on top of your favorite desserts or right out of the bag. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $6.99.
This gadget is just like magic! Demonstrating Charles' Law and energy transfer, this glass sculpture uses the temperature of your hand to send boiling liquid up and through the twists and turns and back down again. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $9.99.
Jean-Luc Piccard's Make It Soap
Boldly go to the shower as if it is a place never seen before with this Star Trek-themed soap. These soaps are the perfect gift for sci-fi lovers; all you need to do is ponder, rinse and repeat. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $4.99.
Huckleberry Popcorn Maker
Nothing says good times like a fresh-popped bowl of popcorn around the fire, and with the Huckleberry Popcorn Maker, the whole process is a blast from start to finish! All that is needed is a campfire or fireplace to get the oil sizzling and the kernels popping. Not only is the result oh-so-tasty, seeing the popcorn pop before your very eyes is a thrill. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $19.99.
This heat-reactive mug conceals a mysterious and rare ecosystem, including animals that produce chemicals to make themselves light up. For a landlubber, this mug may be the only opportunity to discover seven bioluminescent deep-sea creatures. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $19.99.
These cute plush toys look like tiny microbes, only a million times actual size! The plush is accompanied by an image of the actual microbe it represents and information about the microbe. They are great learning tools for parents and educators and a delightful gift for anyone with a sense of humor. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $14.99.
For the Tinkerers and Builders
Boost your creativity and engineering skills with the CORI makers kit. The CORI makers kit is the perfect project to seed curiosity, improve spatial skills and sharpen problem-solving abilities. They're just as fun to build for the kids as they are for adults! Find it at the North Star Science Store for $20.
Ozobot Evo Starter Kit
An award-winning coding robot for the next generation of creators! Code Evo online with OzoBlockly programming and screen-free with Color Code markers. Color Codes teach basic STEAM skills, critical thinking and debugging. Plus, find 100s of free STEAM lesson activities in the Ozbobot Classroom. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $99.99.
No glue or connectors are required; stack wood planks to create buildings, monuments and geometric forms. It's the ideal activity to help kids understand balance and proportion and develop an interest in architecture, construction, and design. Plus, they'll last a very long time! Find it at the North Star Science Store for $99.99.
For the Space Enthusiasts
This jacket is out-of-this-world! Not only is this jacket warm, but it's also filled with space swag. It has eight space shuttle-themed embroidered patches, including NASA, Endeavour STS 134, Discovery STS 133, Challenger STS 41G and more. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $79.99.
Know someone inspired by NASA missions? Then this space t-shirt is the perfect gift. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $24.99.
Whether you're a professional researcher or a professional couch potato, you can rock these socks! They go just as well with loungewear as they do with a (space) suit. This set of socks is the perfect way to spruce up any wardrobe and show off a love for outer space. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $29.99.
Fleet Science Center Swag
Fleet Science Center Henry Mask
The Henry masks sit comfortably on the bridge of your nose with no wire and soft, round elastic earloops for all-day comfort. The special origami design makes sure the front doesn't touch your mouth. These masks are a must for holiday traveling or just everyday life. Plus, you'll be rocking the same masks some of the most famous artists and professional athletes wear. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $19.99.
Reusable Insulated Bottle
These stylish reusable water bottles are perfect for all-day hydration. Plus, you'll be able to keep the drinks you love colder or hotter longer when you're on the go. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $14.99.
Fleet Science Center Fleece
Stay warm with soft and light fleece and show your love for the Fleet wherever you go. Find it at the North Star Science Store for $44.99.
With all of these choces and more, you're sure to find something for everyone!