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Rocky Mountain Express [IMAX]All aboard! Rocky Mountain Express will propel you on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies, highlighting the adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard...
Cosmic Collisions [Digital]The new digital show Cosmic Collisions launches you on a thrilling trip through space and time to explore the astronomical impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. From subatomic particles to the largest galaxies, cosmic...
Flight of the Butterflies [IMAX]Join the Most Incredible Migration on EarthThe iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. It weighs less than a penny, yet it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. In Flight of the...
To The Arctic [IMAX]An Extraordinary Journey to the Top of the WorldThe documentary adventure “To The Arctic” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs...
The Instrument That ROCKED the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This rockin’ exhibition explores all facets of the world’s favorite musical instrument, from its history as an instrument...
Science and art intersect in a new exhibit, where glass tubing, gas bottles, bubbling liquids and zapping electricity form a working science experiment and a work of art. The famous experiments carried out by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey at the...
Comets, Meteors, AsteroidsThe new exhibition, Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, will make its West Coast debut here at the Fleet January 19, 2013, through June 11, 2013. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture....
Get Your Hands On ScienceOur Main Gallery exhibition combines some of our all-time favorites with exciting interactive exhibits from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection features opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, an IMAX film, and educational programming on the quietest day of the month for only $7! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. Afternoon Scholars: A...
That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer SizzlerOur next Science on the Rocks party is coming up! That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler will be held Thursday, June 13. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center celebrates the season of tank tops and flip flops in style at the next fun-filled Science...
Fleet volunteers and interns come from all different backgrounds, each with their own unique skills and expertise. What they have in common is their curiosity, love of learning, enthusiasm, and dedication to creating an excellent guest experience. In...
Flight of the ButterfliesThe Flight of the Butterflies photo contest encourages San Diego residents to submit their best photos of butterflies in Balboa Park and the greater San Diego region. Prizes include a three-piece butterfly luggage set (value: $860) and tickets to see...
Public Nierman Challenger MissionHead to Mars With Your Family or Friends! Voyage to Mars in the year 2076 to replace a crew working at Chryse Station, a permanent research base on the Martian surface. In addition to continuing research of the exciting planet, you’ll calculate...
Impossible RailwaysNew! Dome Discussion Impossible Railways IMAX Film & Lecture Featuring Dr. Reena Deutsch This is a special event. No member vouchers, discounts, or coupons may be used. Enjoy a special screening of Rocky Mountain Express on Thursday, April 18,...
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The Fleet offers weekly, half-day camps for eight weeks in the summer, as well as full-day camps in the spring and winter. The camps take place at the Science Center, and are designed to include fun, educational, hands-on activities while incorporating the Fleet's exhibit galleries.
Another spring and summer science camp session has ended and I must express my deep appreciation to the Fleet Education Department for the excellent programs you offer. My granddaughters thoroughly enjoyed their camps and both expressed a sadness that they once again have to wait until next year for their next camps. They loved their teachers, and the kids who volunteered were very much appreciated. My sincere thanks to the Fleet Education Department for caring about the science education of our kids." ~Samuel Kibler, Grandparent
Saturday Science Club for Girls
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! Learn more about upcoming Saturday Science Club for Girls topics.
Scout Badge Workshops
Badge programs are offered on weekends year-round and are subject to availability. Each workshop will begin at noon. A minimum of 10 scouts is required for each program, and the maximum is 24. We encourage partnering with other groups to take a badge workshop together. Two adult chaperones are required for every eight scouts. Additional adults in attendance will be charged our current group rate for admission. Successful completion of these workshops will fulfill the requirements for each of the badges offered. The badge is not supplied as part of this workshop. Badge workshops cannot be booked less than one month in advance. Please have two possible dates in mind when you call.
Young Scientists: Preschool Science Program
Young Scientists provides informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement, and facilitate scientific discoveries. This program is just for kids ages 3 to 5 and an accompanying adult.
Summer Camp Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for Summer Camp. The Fleet runs weekly, half-day summer camps in 2013 from June 24 to August 23. The majority of our camps are geared for kids in Grades 1–2 and Grades 3–4, but we also offer camps for Pre-K and Grades 5–8 on selected weeks. The camps are designed to be fun, educational and hands-on and to incorporate the Fleet’s exhibit galleries. Camps are described below and are listed by grade level.
Camps will go on sale for Members on March 4. Camps will be available for sale to Nonmembers on March 11.
Nierman Challenger Learning Center
The Nierman Challenger Learning Center at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a part of a growing network of centers worldwide that are being established by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in memory of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.