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Saturday Science Club for Girls

Attention girls in grades 5 through 8 ...

Join us on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Each Saturday session will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local women scientists. Throughout the year, we will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more!

Saturday Science Club for Girls is held the second Saturday of the month from 12 to 2 p.m.

Members $12, non-members $14 per person. To participate, parents must pre-register their children by calling (619) 238-1233 x806.

Upcoming Topics


Nano 101

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

How small is nano? Join us as we explore big ideas related to nanoscale science, engineering and technology. You won’t believe how materials interact nano-sized!


Trash Island Challenge

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Did you know that there is an island of trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Learn how this island formed and how it is affecting ocean life. As a team, you will engineer a device to pick up ocean garbage and test out your team’s rig at the end of class!


Magic or Science?

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learn fun science tricks that look like magic! Learn the science behind trickery and take a tour through the Fleet’s newest exhibition—Illusion: Nothing As It Seems.



Geocaching Challenge

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Get ready for a treasure hunt! Learn the basic skills of GPS and navigation. Put your skills to the test by tracking down hidden treasure planted in Balboa Park!



Bloomin’ Botany

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dissect flowers and explore chlorophyll like a real botanist. Make a sweet-smelling perfume from flower petals to take home!