The Fleet Science Center will open at noon on December 2.
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 one-hour bilingual, Spanish and English, sessions on Thursdays at 9 and 11 a.m., and Saturdays at 9 and 11 a.m. After each program, participants can enjoy the exhibit galleries, complimentary.
Members $80 per four-week session
General $90 per four-week session
Fall Session 1
Learn about the planets and replicate some of the tools that scientists use to understand our solar system.
Thursday sessions: September 14, 21, 28, and October 5 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Saturday sessions: September 16, 23, 30, and October 7 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Fall Session 2
Monster Mash Physics
Explore spooky experiments to make pumpkins ooze and slime glow. Create eerie shadows and play with static electricity using ghost balloons. Watch pumpkin geysers erupt and race balloon bugs. Learn about flying broomsticks and make sound waves with musical glasses.
Thursday sessions: October 12, 19, 26, and November 2 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Saturday sessions: October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Fall Session 3
Fall into Science
Uncover the science behind changing leaves, explore the artistry of colors and observe nature's remarkable autumn transformation. Please note the two-week break for December Nights and holidays.
Thursday sessions: November 9, 16, and December 7 and 14 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Saturday sessions: November 11, 18, and December 9 and 16 | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
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