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Young Scientists

Preschool Science Program


Young Scientists is a hands-on preschool science program offered by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. This program provides informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement and facilitate scientific discoveries.

Each session consists of four weeks of developmentally appropriate science-related topics.  Young scientists classes include exploring the science center galleries as well as hands-on science activities led by the Fleet’s science educators. Each activity includes parent/child directed questions.

The program is designed for children ages 3-5 years with an accompanying adult. One caregiver must attend with each child. Siblings are not permitted.

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must register for all four classes in each session. Classes meet on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Registration Information:
To register for the Young Scientists program, please contact our Client Services Department at 619-238-1233, ext. 806 or click here to register online.


  • Members - $75.00 per session
  • Non-members - $85.00 per session

Available Sessions:

  Thursday Saturday Sunday
Session 1: Little Wizards
Week One: Castles and Costumes 09/11/14 09/13/14 09/14/14
Week Two: Magical States of Matter 09/18/14 09/20/14 09/21/14
Week Three: Optical Illusions 09/25/14 09/27/14 09/28/14
Week Four: Spells and Potions 10/02/14 10/04/14 10/05/14


  Thursday Saturday Sunday
Session 2: Spooky Science
Week One: Insects and Spiders 10/09/14 10/11/14 10/12/14
Week Two: Spook-takular 10/16/14 10/18/14 10/19/14
Week Three: Pumpkin Picking 10/23/14 10/25/14 10/26/14
Week Four: Trick or Treat 10/30/14 11/01/14 11/02/14


  Thursday Saturday Sunday
Session 3: Winter Wonderland
Week One: Let it Snow! 11/06/14 11/08/14 11/09/14
Week Two: Temperature Droppin' 11/13/14 11/15/14 11/16/14
Week Three: All Bundled Up 11/20/14 11/22/14 11/23/14
Week Four: Winter Magic 12/04/14 12/06/14 12/07/14


  Thursday Saturday Sunday
Session 4: The Human Body
Week One: Digestion 01/08/15 01/10/15 01/11/15
Week Two: Circulatory System and Heart 01/15/15 01/17/15 01/18/15
Week Three: Skeletal System 01/22/15 01/24/15 01/25/15
Week Four: Brain and Senses 01/29/15 01/31/15 02/01/15