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The Fleet Science Center helps keep kids engaged during Spring Break with exciting STEAM Camps

Full-day, in-person camps are available for kids in grades 1–3 and virtual camps are for kids in grades 2–4.

March 01, 2021

San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center offers exciting options, both virtual and in-person, to help keep kids active and engaged during spring break. Students in grades 1–3 can learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math while experimenting with engineering, exploring illusions and extracting DNA with the Fleet's Spring STEAM Camps.


The Fleet's Spring STEAM Camps are offered every day from Monday, March 29, through Friday, April 2. The in-person camps take place at the Fleet and feature a full day of fun and educational, hands-on activities for kids in grades 1 through 3. The virtual camps are filled with activities that can be done using materials found at home and have challenges aimed for students in grades 2 through 4.


Registration for Spring STEAM Camps is now open. In-person camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Prices for the full week of in-person camps are $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers. Virtual camps are daily at 11 a.m. Attendees can sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days of fun. Prices are $25 per day and $100 for the full week of virtual camps. Material pick-up for Virtual Camps is on Friday, March 26, from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. at the Fleet Science Center.


A full description of Spring STEAM Camps activities is included below.


More information can also be found on our website: www.fleetscience.org/events/spring-camps.  

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Full Camp Descriptions

In-Person Camps

Grades 1–3

  • Monday, March 29: Inside Your Insides—Investigate bones, blood, digestion and other amazing systems of the human body. 

  • Tuesday, March 30: To the Extreme—Explore explosive earth events, crazy weather and other thrilling science activities!

  • Wednesday, March 31: Build It!—Learn what it takes to be an engineer by testing, tweaking and retesting as you build tall towers, bridges and other construction challenges. 

  • Thursday, April 1: Magic & Illusion—Make color-changing potions, observe the fascinating nature of dry ice and learn illusion tricks that will impress your friends! 

  • Friday, April 2: Maker Mania—Join the Maker movement! Craft, tinker and create your own incredible devices. 


Virtual Camps

Grades 2–4

  • Monday, March 29: DNA Structures—Find our what you, and all living things, are made of! Create your own model and extract strands of DNA.

  • Tuesday, March 30: Kitchen Chemistry—Become a chemist by experimenting with acids and bases that can be found in your kitchen or pantry!

  • Wednesday, March 31: Action Reaction—Put your engineering skills to the test in this approach to simple machines and the transfer of energy

  • Thursday, April 1: Sound Science—Explore how sound moves and design your own noisemaker.

  • Friday, April 2: Gravitation Station—Take adventures to new heights! Use parachutes to explore forces, motion and more.



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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