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The Fleet Science Center hosts full-day Fall Camps for Grades 1-3

Camps start Monday, November 25, and end Wednesday, November 27

October 21, 2019

San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center offers exciting options to help keep kids active and learning about science and technology during fall break. Students in grades 1-3 can enjoy experimenting with movie special effects, exploring the world of virtual reality and making their own videos with the Fleet's Tinkering and Technology Camps.

The Fleet's full-day Fall Camps are offered from Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 27. The camps take place at the Fleet and feature fun, educational, hands-on activities for kids in grades 1 through 3.

Registration for Fall Camps is now open. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Attendees can sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days of fun. Prices are $60 per day for members, $65 per day for nonmembers, per camp.

The Fleet Science Center also offers extended-day services during camp. Early drop off is available 8-9 a.m., and late pick up is 4-5 p.m. For an additional $20, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.

A full description of Fall Camp activities is included below. More information can also be found on our website: www.fleetscience.org/events/fall-camps.




Full Camp Descriptions:

Fall Camps

Grades 1-3

Price:  $60 per day for members and $65 per day for nonmembers.

  • November 25: Science Fiction Special Effects. Use science fiction as an inspirational tool to create your own galactic adventure. Campers will build self-propelled moving scribble bots, design hovercrafts and create movie special effects with dry ice.
  • November 26: VR Tech Tools. Explore the world of virtual reality and coding through hands-on activities that make basic coding concepts fun and interactive. Campers will work in teams to construct and program robots to perform to complete an obstacle course.
  • November 27: Lights, Camera, Action. Campers will learn about optics such as long- and short-exposure photography and light and color movement through prisms. This will help them better understand the filming techniques they'll need to direct their own mini- and stop-motion videos with friends.




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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