Welcome to your Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center is on a mission to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected by the power of science to create a better future. We are a community-focused countywide organization that collaborates with educators, scientific organizations, community leaders and champions of a-ha moments. Join us and explore a world of possibility!

Explore STEM in San Diego County with the Fleet Science Center. It all starts with a moment in place of inspiration. These spots mark education programs, collaborations with community partners and events to foster engagement, learning and meaningful connections between our organization and the communities we serve. Use this map to discover new opportunities to connect with the power of science in your neighborhood.

The Fleet is San Diego’s science center, bringing together the community and offering meaningful experiences that embrace the power of science and impact the world around us.


Events
Two women playing in a white ball pit Events
Sink into the Fleet’s ball pool
Apr 21 @ 11:00am
Apr 22 @ 11:00am
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Apr 28 @ 11:00am
Apr 29 @ 11:00am
Apr 30 @ 11:00am
A woman stands next to an orange statue of herself Events
Celebrate with us the remarkable contributions of six local female STEM professionals who have been nationally recognized by the IF/THEN initiative
Apr 24 @ 7:00pm
The outside of the Fleet Science Center building during the morning Events
Kickstart your day with early morning fun at the Fleet
Apr 25 @ 9:00am
Apr 26 @ 9:00am
A toddler boy looks at a marble run and smiles widely Events
Discover the wonders of science together
Apr 25 @ 11:00am
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A hispanic woman gives a young hispanic girl a piggy-back ride in front of a vibrant abstract mural on a wall outside. Events
Working with the community of those who share a passion for science.
Apr 25 @ 3:30pm
A group of people toasting around a fancy table Events
A celebration of science with all the fun of a music video.
Apr 27 @ 5:30pm
Spiral galaxy Events
Now experience more The Sky Tonight with additional shows
May 01 @ 7:00pm
May 01 @ 8:15pm
May 12 @ 11:00am
May 15 @ 7:00pm
Events
An engaging lecture followed by an exciting show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for seniors 65 and better
May 06 @ 10:00am
Two young boys holding painted tubes leaning over a beaker of water in a classroom Events
Explore and experiment in a variety of STEM fields
May 18 @ 9:00am
May 18 @ 11:00am
Young girl with large headphones and closed eyes, smiling with a rainbow overlaid on top in the corners Events
A sensory-friendly experience
May 18 @ 9:00am
Three young girls pose with pipets and test tubes while wearing safety goggles Events
Cultivate your curiosity in STEM
May 19 @ 10:00am
May 19 @ 1:00pm
Films
A blue whale tail out of the water in the background is a massive cargo ship Films
Blue Whales: Return of the Giants takes you on a journey of a lifetime to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale.
Apr 21 @ 11:00am
Apr 21 @ 2:00pm
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The pillars of creation hang over deep blue black open space Films
See awe-inspiring images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Apr 21 @ 12:00pm
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May 31 @ 2:00pm
A composite image of Serengeti animals standing on a rock in front of a deep blue sky. The animals from front to back left to right are a lioness lion and cub, water buffalo, giraffes, elephants, zebras, and vultures in the sky. In the front bottom in glowing gold are the words Serengeti Journey to the Heart of Africa Films
Home to most of Africa’s iconic animals and the annual wildebeest migration
Apr 21 @ 1:00pm
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A scuba diver swims through a narrow crevasse in an underwater cave. Films
Science and adventure come together as you delve into the unknown, where few humans ever go.
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Films
Meet the fabled Spirit Bear, hidden from the outside world in one of the planet’s most secluded wildernesses, the Great Bear Rainforest.
May 06 @ 12:00pm
Experiences
A woman standing in the dark playing with a huge lite brite on a wall A captivating journey to explore light and color, going from darkness to vibrant hues, delving into optics, visible and invisible light, and color creation
A white teen boy stands by a black teen boy. The black boy is sitting and touching a touch screen computer. Above them is a sign that says Design a Skate Park. What does it take to create a video game, mix and master music or design a skate park that produces the biggest thrills?
Optical illusion with black squares, grey grid, and white dots. The illusion makes it look like black dots are moving around inside the white dots. Discover it’s not what you see but how you see that matters
Miniature Tesla coil with arcs of electricity branching out It’s Electric brings the science and history of electricity to life through an introduction to the types and uses of electricity
Toddler girl in a yellow shirt holding half circle shapes in front of her eyes with green and red see through panels Learning is fun with developmentally appropriate activities
Three portrait panels in black frames sit on a wavy rainbow wall Queer and intersectional identities are revolutionizing how science gets done
A dark image with electric blue lines shooting towards the viewer down a hallway. The far end of the hallway has a group of people stand, walking, and running towards the viewer. Power Play San Diego is all about the San Diego power grid—how it works, where the energy comes from and how it gets into your home
Man wearing VR headset An eye-popping, virtual reality adventure simulator
Aerial photo of a manmade river cut through the desert Explore the diverse sources of San Diego’s water and the methods of delivering and processing it
Middle school aged girl with adult man playing with a lightbulb exhibit Interactive experiences let you understand how electricity is generated and how we all can conserve energy
View of Earth from space with cities lit up Immerse yourself in four interactive areas in this gallery while understanding new discoveries about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and Universe
Woman tinkering with colored paper on a cutting mat Everyone has an eXciting, innovative side, and Studio X is a place where families can eXplore it
Two women playing in a white ball pit Sink into the Fleet’s ball pool
A girl and man interacting with a science exhibit shaped like a car Explore fundamental concepts of biomimicry

The Fleet engages the San Diego community in the wonders of science, interacting through immersive experiences and fostering connections throughout San Diego County.

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Child pointing at dome screen in Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

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