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Science Clubs


The Fleet Science Center is bringing its Science Clubs to you! Each session will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities that can done using materials found in your home and has challenges for students of all ages. Through this program students will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more!

Virtual Science Club is held weekly on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for grades 1-4 and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for grades 5-8.*

Your registration in this program includes:

  • Access to the weekly design challenge or experiment

  • Designated Science Club live and virtual meeting on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. to connect with your club members and Science Educator to showcase your observation and results.

  • Access to an interactive and social community to keep everyone connected and engaged throughout the session.

*To learn more about our program polices and FAQ, please click here

Registration Information

To register for the Science Clubs, please contact our Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233, ext. 806


  • Members: $13 per week
  • Nonmembers: $15 per week


September: Fun With Physics

Explore the science behind some of your favorite rides and investigate the fundamental laws of physics, friction, velocity, and more.

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Fridays Meet @3:30 p.m.

Saturdays Meet @12:30 p.m.

What Goes Up

Get ready for lift off! Students will explore Newton’s laws of motion and aerospace engineering as they design and test their own rockets.

9/11 9/12

Must Come Down

Take adventures to new heights! Use parachutes to explore forces of gravity 9/18 9/19

Racing with Physics

On your mark, get set, go! Design your own vehicle and test how it moves across different surfaces 9/25 9/26



October: Earth Rocks!

Explore the layers and formation of the planet that we all call home.

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Fridays Meet @3:30 p.m.

Saturdays Meet @12:30 p.m.

Get Ready to Rock

Dig into your inner geologist as we examine minerals and rock formations

10/2 10/3

Tasty Tectonics

Explore the different layers of the earth and discover how tectonic plates create land formations 10/9 10/10

The Places You'll Go

Be prepared to steo in the right direction as you learn how to create your own compass 10/16 10/17
Shake it Up Test out challenges facing earth scientists and engineers as you design your own earthquake proof buildings 10/23 10/24
Volcanoes Get ready to explore the hottest land formation: volcanoes! 10/30 10/31



November: Science in the House

Science can happen anywhere!

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Fridays Meet @3:30 p.m.

Saturdays Meet @12:30 p.m.

Sweet Science

If you have a sweet tooth for confectionery concoctions, candy chemistry is the place to be!

11/6 11/7

Kitchen Chemistry

Test out chemical reactions with things found in your own kitchen. 11/13 11/14

Slime Time

Get ready for icky, sticky and just plain WEIRD's snot that bad 11/20 11/21
Tie Dye Chromotography  Create your own colorful t-shirt design while learning about chemistry and chromotography 11/27 11/28

Looking for In-Person Options at the Science Center?

While Science Clubs are being offered virtually, we are also offering in-person Distance Learning Hubs at the Fleet Science Center, to support families who are participating in their school's online learning programs. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Click here for more information.

Is your student in Preschoool or Kindergarden?

For young children, we offer Young Scientists workshops for you and your little scientist.


Please view our policies here.


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