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52 Weeks of Science

52 Semanas De Ciencia

52 Weeks of Science is a year-long celebration of science right here in Barrio Logan and Logan Heights. More than 56 organizations have come together in the neighborhood to bring you a year full of discovery through fun science events and opportunities every week. Each event is free and open to all. From astronomy to zoology and everything in between, 52 Weeks of Science is happening here.

Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and interact with scientists, researchers, engineers and more as they reveal their cutting-edge work. Listen to an author share his book highlighting the journey of a seed, or come and look through telescopes and talk to astronomers about the mysteries of space. Interact with robots or explore spectacularly messy science. The calendar below lists upcoming 52 Weeks of Science events!

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52 Semanas de Ciencia es una celebración de las ciencias que durará un año en Barrio Logan y Logan Heights. Más de 30 organizaciones en la comunidad se han organizado para presenter un año lleno de descubrimiento a través de divertidos eventos y actividades científicas. Todos los programas son gratis y abiertos al público en general. Desde astronomía hasta zoología, 52 Semanas de Ciencia está aconteciendo aquí. 

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Calendar of Events | Calendario de Eventos

More events are being added to this calendar, so be sure to check back for updates!


October | Octubre



Tuesday, October 11

5:00 p.m. 


Logan Heights Branch Library

567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113


Design and build your own toys using easy to learn engineering principles. Children ages 5–12 will use math in fun and practical ways as they solve problems and develop motor skills through the Rokenbok building and construction activities.




Martes, 11 de Octubre
5:00 p.m.


Biblioteca de Logan Heights
567 S. 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Utiliza principios de ingeniería para diseñar y completar proyectos de construcción de juguetes. Niños de 5 a 12 años de edad podrán utilizar las matemáticas de manera práctica y divertida para resolver problemas a través de las actividades de edificación y construcción Rokenbok.



52 Weeks of Science 1 year celebration

Barrio Logan


Wednesday, October 19

5:00 p.m.


Logan Heights Branch Library  

567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113


You are invited to the one year anniversary celebration for 52 Weeks of Science in Barrio Logan! Bring your family and enjoy a science fair with food, music, hands-on activities, demonstrations and other surprises!



Celebración del primer año de

52 Semanas de Ciencia en Barrio Logan


Miércoles, 19 de Octubre

5:00 p.m.


Biblioteca de Logan Heights

567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113


Usted está invitado a la celebrar el primer aniversario de 52 Semanas de Ciencia en Barrio Logan! Traiga a toda su familia y disfruten de una feria de ciencias con comida, música, actividades prácticas, demostraciones y otras sorpresas!


Mad Science: Movie Special F/X

Thursday, October 27

10:00 a.m.


Logan Heights Branch Library

567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of effects directors use in movies! Children will learn about chemical reactions, polymers, and air pressure as they get a backstage pass to see how special effects are created. Learn about the science behind magic when we make things appear and disappear before your eyes. Give us a standing ovation as we melt our special Styrofoam guest star with a unique chemical. For our finale, we'll create a gigantic dinosaur sneeze straight out of Jurassic Park!"


Mad Science: Effectos Especiales Cinematicos

Jueves, 27 de Octubre

10:00 a.m.

Biblioteca de Logan Heights
567 S. 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Obtenga una vista detrás de las escenas de efectos que los directores usan en las películas! Aprenderán acerca de las reacciones químicas, polímeros, y la presión del aire para ver cómo se crean efectos especiales. Descubre la ciencia detrás de la magia cuando hacemos las cosas aparecer y desaparecer ante sus ojos. Danos una ovación de pie cuando derretimos a nuestro invitado especial de espuma de poli estireno con una química única. Para nuestro gran final, vamos a crear un estornudo gigantesco de dinosaurio directamente del Parque Jurásico!


UCSD CREATE: Exploring Nanotechnology

Monday, October 31
4:30 p.m.


Boys and Girls Club – William Oakes Branch

2930 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


We will be exploring a brand new kind of science that investigates nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Nanotechnology or “Nano” for short. Let’s zoom into a world that is very tiny and very surprising!


UCSD CREATE: Explorando la Nanotecnologia

Lunes, 31 de Octubre

4:30 p.m.


Boys and Girls Club – William Oakes Branch

2930 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


Vamos a explorar un nuevo tipo de ciencia! Investiga la ciencia a nanoescala, Ingeniería y tecnología. La nanotecnología o "nano" para abreviar. Entra en un mundo que es muy pequeña y muy sorprendente!


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Earn the 52 Weeks of Science Badge!

What is it? The 52 Weeks of Science badge is a shareable, digital credential that provides evidence of a substantive learning achievement.

How can I earn it? Complete a 52 Weeks of Science experience in August and September. Get started by visiting lrng.org/san-diego on your phone, tablet or computer!

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Qué es? La insignia "52 Semanas de Ciencia" es una credential digital compartible que acredita un logo de aprendizaje sustancial.

¿Cómo puedo ganármela? Completa una experiencia en 52 Semanas de Ciencia en agosto y septiembre. Para empezar, ¡visita lrng.org/san-diego en tu teléfono, tableta o computadora!

More than an idea … More than a partnership.

Together we can leverage the creative and innovative programs that are happening in the neighborhood to create a community of science for all residents. Partnering together will broaden and expand exciting hands-on science activities and exhibits at schools, libraries, community centers and other gathering places to foster and further connections to science. Logan Heights and Barrio Logan partners are raising awareness of STEM education by bringing an educational science opportunity to the neighborhood every week throughout the year. This collaboration will create rich environments for science enjoyment, teaching and learning.

By establishing collaborative support systems and networks for STEM learning, we can spark budding scientific thinkers of all ages.

Contact us to learn how you can support this community-led initiative!

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A big THANK YOU to our partners and funders in science:

Balboa Elementary AWIS BAME Barrio Logan College Institute
Burbank Elementary Boys & Girls Clubs CPKelco
Logan Elementary Historic Barrio Distric
California Regional Environmental Education Community It Starts with a Seed Life Sciences Summer Institute The League of Extraordinary Scientists
Community Development Corporation MAAC Mad Science Mars Society
Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Perkins Project Wildlife
Gabriel Castro Radio Pulso Salk San Diego Archaeological Center
Gilliam Family Community Space & Garden San Diego Astronomy Association San Diego City College San Diego Coastkeeper
Jose Arnaz, PhD lSan Diego Festival of Science & Engineering San Diego Humane Society San Diego Public Library
Krystle Chavarria Sherman Academy Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Southwest Robotic in Science Education
Logan Heights Branch Library UCSD Create Shaping the Future of Aerospace Musica
Monarch School Caice: Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment    
Natalie Millan      
Victor Guarneros      


52 Weeks of Science is created by San Diego's science cultural and educational institutions and individuals and organized by the

Fleet Science Center

The 52 Weeks of Science program is made possible thanks to generous funding from:
The Parker Foundation
Union Bank Viterbi Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
McCarthy Family Foundation
The Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation