Family Science Nights are fun and engaging events that bring together children, parents and teachers to experience hands-on science investigations. These events are held at your educational facility and provide a great opportunity for families to learn and have fun together. Family Science Nights are designed to provide standards-based science investigations that are both informative and enjoyable. We offer bilingual materials to ensure that everyone can participate.
For more information on how our program aligns with Next Generation Science Standards, please visit our website. We look forward to working with you and your school to create a fun and educational experience for your families.
To schedule your Family Science Night, please make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. We have flexible scheduling options based on availability. Complete a Request Form, and a member of our education team will reach out to you to confirm your booking.
The event costs $625, with a maximum of 300 participants, and has a run time of 90 minutes. Payment must be received two weeks in advance, and prices are subject to change without notice. A mileage fee will be charged if your school is more than 15 miles away from the Fleet Science Center.
What the Fleet Provides for Family Science Nights
- Materials for 10 interactive science investigations
- Two trained Fleet educators to provide support throughout the event
- 45-minute training for teachers and adult volunteers prior to starting
What Your School Provides for Family Science Nights
- A minimum of 10 adult volunteers to facilitate activities
- 11 tables, 10 for the activities and one for sign-in
- A large open room, such as a cafeteria or multi-purpose room
Participants explore hands-on activities based upon stars, galaxies, constellations, the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and space travel.
Behind the Magic
You won’t believe your eyes as you uncover the science behind some favorite magic tricks. Parents and children work together to use magnetism, physics, air pressure, chemistry and much, much more.
Using hands-on investigations, participants explore a variety of scientific concepts, including air pressure, gravity, buoyancy, electricity, motion, sound and light.
The Fleet Science Center would like to thank the Motorola Foundation for their support of educational outreach programs and funding of the Fleet’s hybrid outreach vehicle.