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The Fleet Science Center to host in-person Summer Science Camps for kids in grades 1-6

Summer Camps start Monday, June 21, and go through Friday, August 20.

May 03, 2021

 

San Diego, CA—This summer, the Fleet Science Center turns curious kids into happy campers with science-themed summer camps. The Fleet's Summer Camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun for kids. 

 

Weekly in-person Summer Camps feature fun and engaging activities for kids in grades 1–6. Full-day camps at the Fleet are all being modified to ensure safety. 

In the pre-kindergarten camps, kids will find out how simple machines work and explore buoyancy by building boats. The pre-kindergarten camps are for kids ages 3-5 and all campers must be accompanied by an adult. During the kindergarten camps, kids will explore the solar system and energize their five senses.

 

Each day of camp will incorporate important skills using science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Topics include Gross and Gooey Science, Spy Camp, Superhero Science and the always popular Magic for Muggles. Activities are designed to be hands-on, encourage inquiry and make science learning fun and accessible.

 

Full-day in-person camps are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on Monday, June 21, through Friday, August 20. Prices for the week-long camps are $300 for nonmembers and $270 for Fleet members.  

 

Additionally, the Fleet offers extended day services for the in-person summer camps. Early drop-off is available 8-9 a.m., and late pickup is 4-5 p.m. Families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.

 

Summer Camps extend the Fleet’s mission of bringing science education to students of all ages in ways that are fun, engaging and accessible. By participating in the Fleet’s Summer Camps, kids’ minds stay active during the school break through activities that are both enlightening and enjoyable. 

 

A full list of Summer Science Camp activities and more information can be found on the Fleet website at www.fleetscience.org/events/summer-camps. Camps do sell out, early registration is encouraged.

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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.