The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is temporarily closed through the end of October 2023 as we enhance our accommodations for an even more extraordinary experience at the Fleet Science Center.
KPBS: Fleet Science Center Gives Free Access to Underserved Families
The Fleet Science Center is making education fun and free for families in underserved neighborhoods around the county.
Children from San Ysidro were the first to experience a new community morning program. Saturday, they were offered round-trip transportation from San Ysidro Middle School to the Science Center in Balboa Park.
They also received a complimentary breakfast, and admission an hour before the center opened to the public.
“Here at Fleet, you’re able to explore through curiosity. You don’t even realize you’re learning and that curiosity will allow (students) to see themselves as future innovators, creators, engineers," said Yanet Lopez, Fleet community engagement manager.
The Fleet wants to eliminate economic barriers and increase access to educational resources for families who can use the help most.
For the rest of the year, specific Saturday mornings will be designated to invite families from specific communities.