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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.

If you’re ready to book a field trip or school program, you can complete a Request Your Visit form located above. 

If you have any additional questions contact the School Reservations Coordinator



Workshops Science To Go Programs IMAX


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.

Science To Go Programs

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

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater 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.

Live Science Shows for Assemblies Family Science Night Science Station Investigation

Live Science Shows for Assemblies

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

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

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.

Field Trips at the Fleet 

School groups can take a field trip to the Fleet and receive a special discounted gallery admission price of $10 per studentGallery admission gives you the opportunity to enjoy our interactive exhibit galleries (limited engagements, special events and all exhibitions excluded). Learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions.

IMAX film or an incredible educational workshop to your visit.

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

Access Science Scholarships

Access Science Scholarships are available to Title 1 public schools of San Diego County for field trips to the Fleet Science Center. These funds are awarded upon application through the generosity of our corporate and private donors, with a mission of increasing access to the power and wonder of science! Applicants must provide proof of their school’s Title 1 status, as well as justification for scholarship need. Scholarships may be partially awarded and have a cap of $800 per school per August-July school year.

Access Science Application

Our scholarship committee reviews applications on a rolling basis and notifies awardees via email. Applicants who do not reply to an award notification within 10 business days will lose priority and may forfeit some or all funding depending on availability.

If awarded, scholarship covers museum galleries at $10/student and includes at no cost a Global Soundscapes show (IMAX films are not included). Global Soundscapes programming dives into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology, with major support from the National Science Foundation. This 45-minute audio and visual exploration is led by a Fleet Science Educator in the Fleet’s auditorium and is available to your group of up to 100 students.

Thank you to these supporters of the Access Science Scholarship program: Cox Communications, Patrons of the Prado, Rice Family Foundation, J. W. Sefton Foundation

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