Young Scientists is the perfect way to help your little ones discover a passion for science and ignite a desire to explore the world around them. Each four-week session provides developmentally appropriate, informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement and facilitate scientific discoveries. We understand that learning is best achieved through exploration and discovery, which is why our sessions encourage hands-on learning and active participation. 

Our program is intended for children between the ages of 3 and 5, who must be accompanied by an adult. We offer Young Scientist sessions on Saturdays at either 9–10 a.m. or 11 a.m.–noon. Additionally, after each program, participants can access the exhibit galleries. 

We also offer sessions in Spanish on Thursdays at 9–10 a.m. or 11 a.m.–noon. 

For more information, visit our FAQs page or contact the Education Coordinator or call 619-238-1233 x 806.


Members $75 per four-week session 

General $85 per four-week session  

Has your Young Scientist graduated from the program?

Kids ages 6–10 can join our Junior Science Clubs. To learn about our upcoming topics and dates, please see our Junior Science Clubs page.

Science Clubs are available for children ages 10–14. To learn about our upcoming topics and dates, please see our Science Clubs page. 


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