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Young Scientists

Preschool Science Program


Registration opens in August!

The Fleet Science Center is now offering its early childhood program online for families to continue their learning experiences that enhance exploration and create excitement together with children ages 3-5 from the comfort of home. This session, explore why weather changes and learn about the tools meteorologists use to investigate rainstorms, tornados, snow and other weather of the world.  participants must register for all four classes in each session.

Your registration in our four 4-week virtual program includes:

  • Prepackaged materials ranging from craft supplies to specialty items packed by our Science Educators
  • Weekly video content that set the challenge and provide strategies to make caregiver confident in facilitating these activities. Designated live and virtual weekly meeting meetings with your Science Educator to keep everyone connected in our online workshop.

Classes meet on Thursdays at 10 a.m.


Registration Information

To register for the Young Scientists program, please contact our Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233, ext. 806 or click here to register online.

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Prices:

  • Members: $60 per session
  • Nonmembers: $70 per session

Session 1: Exploring Earth

Discover the dynamics of earth such as land formations, how rocks are formed, plants grow, and other natural phenomena!

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

9/3/2020

9/5/2020

9/10/2020

9/12/2020

9/17/2020

9/19/2020

9/24/2020

9/26/2020

 

Session 2: Little Wizards

Use science to recreate and understand magic, potions, and illusions like your favorite wizards from books and movies.

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

10/1/2020

10/3/2020

10/8/2020

10/10/2020

10/15/2020

10/17/2020

10/22/2020

10/24/2020

 

Session 3: Winter Wonderland

Discover why no two snow crystals are alike and additional winter weather fun

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

10/29/2020

10/31/2020

11/5/2020

11/7/2020

11/12/2020

11/14/2020

11/19/2020

11/21/2020

 

Session 4: Human Body

Investigate bones, digestion and other amazing systems of the human body to discover what makes your body tick!

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

1/7/2021

1/9/2021

1/14/2021

1/16/2021

1/21/2021

1/23/2021

1/28/2021

1/30/2021

 

Session 5: Engineering

Get ready to design and create! Discover how to think like an engineer as we build on our understanding of structures, vehicles and buildings! 

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

2/4/2021

2/6/2021

2/11/2021

2/13/2021

2/18/2021

2/20/2021

2/25/2021

2/27/2021

 

Session 6: Crazy Critters

Grab your binoculars and safari hat—we’re off to explore the wild! Discover fascinating facts about bugs, rocks and the great outdoors.

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

3/4/2021

3/6/2021

3/11/2021

3/13/2021

3/18/2021

3/20/2021

3/25/2021

3/27/2021

 

Session 7: STEM Careers

Each week we will explore a new field of science! Interact with scientists, participate in incredible hands-on experiments, and investigate different careers in science.

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

4/8/2021

4/10/2021

4/15/2021

4/17/2021

4/22/2021

5/24/2021

4/29/2021

5/1/2021

 

Session 8: Fantastic Physics

Have fun with all the forces around you by exploring the push and pull of magnets and making mechanical toys to explore motion and energy.

Thursday @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

5/6/2021

5/8/2021

5/13/2021

5/15/2021

5/20/2021

5/22/2021

6/27/2021

6/29/2021

 

 


Has your Young Scientist graduated from the program and looking for more science fun?

Students in grades 1 – 4 can join our Junior Science Club. Join us on the third Thursday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists.

To learn about our upcoming topics and dates, please see our Virtual Science Club page.

Please view our policies here.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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