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STEAM Family Day

At the Fleet

Join the Fleet Science Center and the Maker and DIY community and discover the fun of doing it your way on STEAM Family Day in Balboa Park! STEAM Family Day is a park-wide event. The Fleet is hosting fun activities outdoors and indoors.

Outside on the Prado, stop by the Fleet’s booth to create cornstarch sculptures. This activity is free! Be sure to ask about STEAM Spring Camps, too! And, right in front of the Fleet, be sure to say hello to Russell, the 11-foot, electric giraffe. Outdoor activities are offered 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inside the Fleet, you can interact with more than 100 exhibits, including the Tinkering Studio. Be sure to catch our Don't Try This at Home live science shows, too! Plus, we'll feature additional cool activities, thanks to San Diego’s Makers.

  • Soldering Demonstration—Local Girl Scouts will show you how to solder an LED blinking badge.  
  • Fold & Fly—Learn to fold paper airplanes and fly them from a robotic launcher.
  • Nerdy Derby—The Nerdy Derby is a fun miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. Make your own pinewood car with materials we provide, and send it down the track! The best part is that you get to keep your car! Supplies are limited; first come, first served.  

All activities indoors are included with Fleet exhibit gallery admission, which is free on this day for up to two children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult who has paid for admission. For those who prefer, children 12 and under can get a ticket to an IMAX® film in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, such as Humpback Whales or Hidden Universe, plus the exhibit galleries for just $9.95.

For information about other activities in Balboa Park on this very special day, visit STEAM Family Day.

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