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School Programs


School Programs

The Fleet brings meaning to the wonder of science. We believe science is in everything and education is the foundational starting point for discovery and curiosity. All of the experiences we create are designed to bring out the inner scientist in your students and facilitate learning both in and beyond classrooms.

We offer interactive learning experiences at the Fleet, at schools throughout San Diego County and in the community.

Call now to register for any of our School Programs at (619) 238-1233 x806.

If you’re ready to book a field trip or school program, you can use our online reservation form

Science To Go Programs Live Science Shows for Assemblies

Science To Go Programs

Have our education outreach staff deliver science programs directly to your school, library, community center, or other educational venue. These programs are also available as after-school programs.

Live Science Shows for Assemblies

Incredible live science shows bring students and science together in one mind-blowing event!

Workshops Family Science Night


Help make your field trip to the Fleet one your students won’t forget by scheduling an entertaining and educational workshop with hands-on activities designed to inspire the scientist in us all.

Family Science Night

Let us bring our science expertise to your school event! Family Science Night brings children, parents, and teachers together for hands-on science experiences in a fun atmosphere.

Science Station Investigation Hands-on Exhibitions

Science Station Investigation

Science Station Investigation brings a sampling of a variety of hands-on science experiences for an exciting large-group program in your cafeteria, gym or multipurpose room.

Hands-on Exhibitions

We are pround to attract the nation's premier traveling exhibitions to San Diego. Alongside our popular permanent attractions, each visiting installation brings an exciting new perspective on the wonder of science to our visitors.


IMAX® Films

Featuring a virtually seamless, 76-foot, tilted Nanoseam dome screen, the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater.


Field Trips at the Fleet 

School groups can take a field trip to the Fleet and receive a special discounted gallery admission price of $7 per personGallery admission gives you the opportunity to enjoy our interactive exhibit galleries (limited-engagement, special events and exhibitions excluded). Learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions.

To enhance your experience, consider adding an impactful IMAX film or an incredible educational workshop to your visit. If you have questions or you're ready to book your visit to the Fleet, call our Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233 x806.

Our Field Trip Guides page offers free lesson plans, activities, inquiry questions, teacher guides for films and chaperone guides.


Scholarships for field trips are available to schools based on financial need. Other restrictions may apply. Learn more by reviewing the scholarship application. For more information on scholarship availability, please call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 x806. When you're ready to apply for a scholarship, please complete the application, and then call Client Services. 


Thank you to these supporters of the Access Science Scholarship program:

Farrell Family Foundation

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Patrons of the Prado

Rice Family Foundation