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Sci-Fi, Robotics and Stop-Motion: The Fleet Science Center Hosts Fall Technology Camps for Kids in Grades 1–3

The full-day camps start on Monday, November 22, and end on Wednesday, November 24.

November 04, 2021

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San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center offers exciting options to help keep kids active and learning about science and technology during Thanksgiving break. In the Fall Technology Camps, kids can design hovercrafts, learn about robotics, explore movie special effects and make their own stop-motion videos.
The full-day camps are available from Monday, November 22, through Wednesday, November 24. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and take place at the Fleet Science Center. All camps incorporate the Science Center exhibit galleries and feature engaging activities for grades 1 through 3.
Registration for the Fall Technology Camps is now open. Prices for all three days are $150 for members, $165 for nonmembers.
A complete list of Fall Technology Camp activities is included below. More information can also be found on our website: www.fleetscience.org/events/fall-camps.
Full Camp Descriptions:
Fall Technology Camps 
Grades 1-3
  • November 22—Sci-Fi Camp: Use science fiction as an inspirational tool to create your own galactic adventure. Campers will build self-propelled moving scribble bots, design hovercrafts and recreate movie special effects with dry ice.
  • November 23—Robotics Camp: 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 24—Lights, Camera, Action! Campers will learn about optics such as long and short exposure photography and light and color movement through prisms. After learning about different filming techniques, kids will direct their own mini- and stop-motion videos.
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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.

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