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Fleet Night of Science



He’s a smuggler. A scoundrel. A hero. And you can be among the first to see him! Join the Fleet Science Center and our event partner, Old Harbor Distilling Co., on Thursday, May 24, for an exclusive private screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

First, celebrate with a pre-screening party at the Sandbox in downtown San Diego starting at 6:30 p.m. Come in costume and you just may win a prize! Hang with Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion and take a selfie with R2D2. Find out what scientific secret the colors of lightsabers hold. Experiment and see if you have what it takes to make materials float using the Force like Rey. Explore the “Worlds of Star Wars” in a fascinating discussion with Dr. Lisa Will and Dr. Shane Haggard. LOL about some scientific Star Wars jokes with famed local archaeologist and comedian Rober Timothy and discuss whether Han Solo shot first with fellow Star Wars fans. Enjoy all of these fun, Star Wars-themed science activities before departing the Sandbox for a private screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the UA Horton Plaza theater in downtown San Diego at 10:15 p.m.

Event timeline:*

6:30 p.m.: Pre-screening party begins at the Sandbox, 325 15th Street, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30 p.m.: Hop in your Millennium Falcon or call an Uber and navigate to the UA Horton Plaza theater in downtown San Diego (three-hour complimentary parking at Horton Plaza included)

10:15 p.m.: Solo: A Star Wars Story begins

12:45 a.m.: Film ends

Tickets include the pre-party with themed science activities and a seat in the theater for the private screening. Tickets are available for $29 and seating is limited! Purchase your tickets early to avoid the Dark Side of disappointment. This is a 21+ event.

Evading bounty hunters can leave you hungry and thirsty. Tasty treats will be available for purchase at the event! Cocktails from San Diego’s very own Old Harbor Distilling are on the menu.

Please note:

1. Guests MUST attend the pre-party in order to receive their theater tickets.

2. Transportation from the Sandbox Venue to the movie theater is not included.

3. The movie will be shown in regular format (not IMAX).

4. This event is open to Star Wars fans ages 21 and up. All attendees must bring their IDs.

5. Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


*Times are approximate and are subject to minor changes.


About Fleet Night of Science

No kids. All fun. Fleet Night of Science is a quarterly after-hours event for chic geeks 21+. You get the science center all to yourself (no kids allowed!) to explore exhibits, sip cocktails, enjoy snacks, listen to music and get your geek on with science experiments, clever chats and delightfully nerdy experiences. You might learn the physics of beer pong (while playing the game, of course) or ask an astronomer your burning questions about Mars. You could enjoy a science comedy show or design a stomp rocket. Your ticket gives you access to the Fleet’s exhibits and the evening’s science-infused fun. Food and beverages are available for purchase, and proceeds support the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science.