Annual Fund—be a part of all we do!
Gifts to the Annual Fund help the Fleet meet annual operating costs and support our dynamic hands-on exhibitions, Giant Dome IMAX and digital productions and other core programs that positively impact our community. Donate now.
Support a Program or Project
Thank you for your interest in supporting our programs and projects. Your gift can ignite a student’s curiosity and passion for science and technology.
Sponsor a Field Trip for 10 Students to the Fleet for Hands-on Science Learning
Beginning at $50
You can make it possible for ten students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to visit the Fleet for hands-on science education and exploration. A field trip may include seeing an IMAX documentary or a planetarium show and access to our exciting exhibit galleries.
Provide Discovery Labs at the Fleet for 15 Students
Beginning at $100
Your gift provides students with open-ended scientific experiments on a wide range of topics. Visiting students will discover and learn through experimenting in a real way that relates the hands-on activities to their specific grade-level curriculum.
Sponsor a Science-Themed Field Trip
Beginning at $200
You can make a school trip possible for a class that otherwise would not have the opportunity to visit the Fleet for hands-on science education and exploration. A field trip may include seeing an IMAX documentary or a planetarium show and access to our exciting exhibit galleries.
Fleet Inquiry Institute Workshop for 10 Teachers
Beginning at $500
Provide an interactive learning experience that keeps on giving. Your gift will make it possible for 30 local educators to receive quality professional development in hands-on, inquiry-based science learning and teaching. Teachers will take new science-based skills directly back to their classroom where students will directly benefit.
Sponsor a Science Day at a Local School
Beginning at $800
Provide a Science Day to a local school that brings Investigation Stations for students to sample science activities, demonstrations and interactive presentations. Create a festival atmosphere for a school where science fun is the rule of the day. This unique experience provides an alternative to transportation challenges that many schools face.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about Fleet’s Planned Giving program. This page is currently under development. For more information about how you can make a legacy gift and be part of the Fleet’s Infinity Society, please call Julie Schardin at 619-685-5752 or Contact Us.
Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? Matching gifts are a great way for you to increase the impact of your personal gift to the Fleet—doubling or even tripling your support. Check with your employer to see if your company has a matching gift program.
Become a Member
Join the more than 13,000 proud members of the Fleet! Each membership supports the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of inspiring lifelong learning. Plus, members enjoy fantastic benefits, like unlimited free access to our hands-on exhibit galleries, free or discounted IMAX film and digital show tickets, discounted (or free) planetarium shows, savings on education programs for you and your family, and more.
Looking for the perfect gift?
A Fleet membership lasts an entire year. Best of all, current members can purchase many memberships at a discount. Click here for a PDF application.