SAN DIEGO—The Fleet Science Center welcomes the new school year with an Educator Open House on Thursday, September 14.

This inspiring evening at the Fleet Science Center invites all San Diego County educators to explore the galleries, including the wildly popular The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience, engage in professional development opportunities, get creative in the Fleet’s makerspace Studio X, and importantly, preview the Fleet’s latest addition to its very in-demand Don’t Try This At Home science assembly show, Scientific Serenade.

Scientific Serenade, suitable for grades kindergarten through six, focuses on sound waves, exploring the relationships between pitch and frequency, amplitude and volume, and speed and intensity. 

Fleet education professionals lead an investigation and visualization of sound through participants’ eyes and ears in this high-energy, louder-than-life show.

Students (and educators) can

  • Explore the components of sound and how they all combine to create the beautiful (and not-so-beautiful) sounds that we hear every day.
  • Experience the use of a wide array of items in engaging experiments to experience sound in a whole new way.
  • Hear that this show is simply too loud to try at home!

Educators also will get a chance to connect with each other as well as members of the Fleet education department about resources, offerings and special events that can make their classrooms and schools even more engaging. 

Educators are welcome to bring up to two guests, including children. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Fleet Science Center’s myriad education offerings are just one more way the Fleet fulfills its mission of connecting everyone in San Diego to the power of science. 

For Media
To learn more, schedule a demonstration with a Fleet educator or speak with a subject matter expert, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Specialist Suzanne Sanders at (619) 238-1233 ext. 804 or  

Información y entrevistas en español también están disponibles para los medios necesarios.

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About the Fleet Science Center
Since 1973, the Fleet Science Center has been a central link between science, schools and scientific organizations, collaborating with the communities that call San Diego County home. Its mission is simple yet bold: to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. The organization delivers on this mission through engaging experiences and culturally driven education programs in neighborhoods throughout the county and the historic Balboa Park flagship location. The Fleet creates places of inspiration by collaborating with communities to support and grow STEM talent in San Diego. From interactive exhibits and school field trips to free science programs, the Fleet is forward-thinking and consistently evolving to create positive change in the world. To learn more, visit  

About Balboa Park
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urban-cultural 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

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