The Fleet inspires San Diegans of all ages to lean into the world of science through immersive programs, hands-on demonstrations, interactive experiences and exciting events. We do this by leveraging science organizations and resources already in local communities and creating a network dedicated to the shared goal of supporting science within neighborhoods. The Fleet sparks passion, fosters interest and inspires the greater San Diego community through the lens of science and technology so that everyone deepens their appreciation and passion for science.   

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50th Anniversary Celebration

We are excited to celebrate this milestone with you
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50th Anniversary Gala

A fun evening with a 1973 flair
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Accessibility Mornings

A sensory-friendly experience
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Engaging young women in STEM
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From the creators of the multi award-winning MESMERICA comes a brand-new epic
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Dome Theater Shows

Elevate your classroom experiences with your choice of documentary in our immersive Giant Dome Theater
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Educator Workshops

Professional Development for teachers, after-school providers and informal educators
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Exploring Ethics

Engage with scientific discovery from an ethical viewpoint
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Family Science Nights

Family Science Nights are fun and engaging events that bring together children, parents and teachers to experience hands-on science investigations.
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Field Trips at the Fleet

Discounted gallery admission for school groups
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Genius in the House

What can take your fun day at the science center to the next level?
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Hands-On Workshops

Bring your students to our "classroom"
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Junior Science Club

Explore and experiment in a variety of STEM fields
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Neighborhood Networks

Working with the community of those who share a passion for science.
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San Diego STEM Ecosystem

Coordinating efforts and aligning resources to provide quality STEM education
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San Ysidro STEM Fair

The second annual San Ysidro STEM Fair brings together community partners to
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Science Assembly Shows

Incredible live science shows bringing students and science together
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Science Clubs

Cultivate your curiosity in STEM
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Science Communication Workshops

Interactive professional development opportunities
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Science to Go Programs

Let us come to you
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Inspiring students to become innovative and creative thinkers
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Scout Workshops

Earn a badge while connecting with other scouts

Senior Mondays

An engaging lecture followed by an exciting show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater for seniors 65 and better
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Sharp Minds

Engage with local scientists as they discuss their latest research and discoveries.

STEM Camps

Turning curious kids into happy campers
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Studio X

Everyone has an eXciting, innovative side, and Studio X is a place where families can eXplore it.
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Teacher Partner Program

Training, tools and programmatic support for educators
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The Sky Tonight

Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show
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Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®

Join local scientists for a good conversation at a local bar
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Young Scientists

Discover the wonders of science together