The Fleet inspires San Diegans of all ages to lean into the world of science through immersive programs, hands-on demonstrations, interactive experiences and exciting events. We do this by leveraging science organizations and resources already in local communities and creating a network dedicated to the shared goal of supporting science within neighborhoods. The Fleet sparks passion, fosters interest and inspires the greater San Diego community through the lens of science and technology so that everyone deepens their appreciation and passion for science.   

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A Look Back to the Future

A celebration of science with all the fun of a music video.
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Accessibility Mornings

A sensory-friendly experience
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BE WiSE

Engaging young women in STEM
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Beautifica

From the creators of the multi award-winning Mesmerica comes a brand-new epic immersive experience unlike any other.
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Candlelight Concerts

Candlelight Concerts are a series of original music concerts created by Fever
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Community Mornings

Community Mornings are a way to think equitably and mitigate barriers to learning, engagement, and community-building.
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Demo Days

Explore your ingenuity and creativity with themed science projects.
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Dome Theater Shows

Elevate your classroom experiences with your choice of documentary in our immersive Giant Dome Theater
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Educator Open House

An evening of networking educators to explore and engage with Fleet resources for STEM education.
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Educator Workshops

Professional Development for teachers, after-school providers and informal educators
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Exploring Ethics

Engage with scientific discovery from an ethical viewpoint
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Family Science Nights

Family Science Nights are fun and engaging events that bring together children, parents and teachers to experience hands-on science investigations.
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Field Trips at the Fleet

Discounted gallery admission for school groups and field trips
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Fleet on the Go

Bringing our engaging exhibits and interactive experiences directly to your community
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Genius in the House

What can take your fun day at the science center to the next level?
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Hands-On Workshops

Bring your students to our "classroom"
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Junior Science Club

Explore and experiment in a variety of STEM fields
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Neighborhood Networks

Working with the community of those who share a passion for science.
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San Diego STEM Ecosystem

Coordinating efforts and aligning resources to provide quality STEM education
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Science Assembly Shows

Incredible live science shows bringing students and science together
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Science Clubs

Cultivate your curiosity in STEM
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Science Communication Workshops

Interactive professional development opportunities
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Science to Go Programs

Let us come to you
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SciTech

Inspiring students to become innovative and creative thinkers
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Scout Workshops

Earn a badge while connecting with other scouts
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Senior Mondays

An engaging lecture followed by an exciting show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for seniors 65 and better
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Sharp Minds

Engage with local scientists as they discuss their latest research and discoveries.
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STEM Camps

Turning curious kids into happy campers
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Studio X

Everyone has an eXciting, innovative side, and Studio X is a place where families can eXplore it
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Teacher Partner Program

Training, tools and programmatic support for educators
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The Ball Pool

Sink into the Fleet’s ball pool
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The Sky Tonight

Now experience more The Sky Tonight with additional shows
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Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Farmers Market Edition

We're taking science to the heart of San Diego County's vibrant farmers markets
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Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®

Join local scientists for a good conversation at a local bar
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Young Scientists

Discover the wonders of science together
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Support comprehensive programming for all ages and communities. 

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