Bring your family and be part of an unforgettable celestial experience! On Saturday, October 14, the skies above San Diego will grace us with a breathtaking solar eclipse. The Fleet Science Center invites you to marvel at this cosmic wonder together. 


Join us as the eclipse commences at 8:09 a.m., with its mesmerizing climax visible from San Diego at 9:26 a.m., and  concluding at 10:52 a.m. 

  • Immerse yourselves in the magic of space with engaging demonstrations. Discover fascinating solar-related phenomena in three captivating demo stations. 
  • Ask an Astronomer! Have your eclipse questions answered by our resident astronomers and eclipse experts. Get ready for an enlightening conversation. 
  • Craft your very own solar viewer with Studio X. It's a fun and free activity that lets you safely observe the eclipse's mesmerizing progression. 
  • Enhance your eclipse experience with NASA 3-D glasses––provided to you for free.  


Early Opening at 8 a.m.  

Begin your eclipse adventure with a steaming cup of coffee and delicious pastry items from Craveology. Fuel up and enjoy the spectacle! 


Early Opening at 8 a.m.  

Secure your eclipse glasses from The North Star Science Store. These specially designed glasses will ensure you can safely witness the eclipse's awe-inspiring beauty. 


Early Opening at 9 a.m. 

Stay with us for the rest of the day to enjoy additional eclipse-related activities and experiences within the Fleet Science Center, all included with your admission: 

  • Dive into the night sky and explore the celestial wonders that grace our cosmos in this special presentation of The Sky Tonight in our Lecture Hall. 
  • Engage your creativity with eclipse-themed activities in Studio X. Let your imagination soar as you connect with the cosmic event. 
  • Throughout the day, immerse yourself in captivating demonstrations that showcase the marvels of solar science. 
  • Join us at the Lecture Hall to witness a live feed of the eclipse.  

We can't wait to share this experience with you. The Fleet Science Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the eclipse. Gather your loved ones and join us for an awe-inspiring celebration of science and the universe. Witness the magic and create lasting memories together. 

Please note: Special equipment is needed to observe the eclipse. IT IS NOT SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN DURING A SOLAR ECLIPSE. Looking directly at the eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. Telescopes and binoculars can be used to project images of the Sun on a flat surface, much like a pinhole camera. Special Eclipse Shade glasses are available to purchase from the Fleet’s store. If you wish to observe through a telescope, you need a solar filter and cannot use your typical spotting scope to align. 

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A woman holds a viewer up to the sky and squints through to watch an eclipse
A woman lying on the grass upside-down so that her head is in the middle of the photo and her torso reaches off the top edge. She is wearing eclipse glasses and has her hands up
An aerial view of a very large crowd in Balboa Park surrounding a blue water fountain on a clear sky day.
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A young girl holds an eclipse filter to her face while a man looks on
A woman holds a young girl and they both look up at the sky through an eclipse filter.

Save the Date  

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Oct 14 at 8:00–11:00am

Experience cosmic wonder with a solar eclipse! Join us on Saturday, October 14, for a breathtaking solar eclipse adventure. Engage in space demos, craft your solar viewer, and more.

Solar Eclipse Activities
Oct 14 at 9:00am–5:00pm

Stay with us for the rest of the day to enjoy additional eclipse-related activities and experiences inside the Fleet Science Center, all included with your admission.


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