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Young Scientists

Preschool Science Program


Young Scientists is a hands-on preschool science program offered by the Fleet Science Center. This program provides informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement and facilitate scientific discoveries.

The program is designed for children ages 3–5 years with an accompanying adult. One caregiver must attend with each child. Siblings are not permitted.

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must register for all four classes in each session. Classes meet on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. and also Sundays 11 a.m. to noon.


Registration Information

To register for the Young Scientists program, please contact our Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233, ext. 806 or click here to register online.

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Prices:

  • Members: $75 per session
  • Nonmembers: $85 per session

For older children, we offer Junior Science Club for continued science exploration.

For even older kids, Weekend Science Clubs inspire budding innovators. 


 

Session 1: Big Blue Ocean

Investigate the murky depths of the deep blue sea, including fantastic creatures, ocean chemistry and more.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

9/5/2019

9/7/2019

9/8/2019

9/12/2019

9/14/2019

9/15/2019

9/19/2019

9/21/2019

9/22/2019

9/26/2019

9/28/2019

9/29/2019

 

Session 2: Astronomy Adventures

Explore the mysteries of space! We’ll learn about the planets and replicate some of the tools that scientists use to understand our solar system!

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

10/3/2019

10/5/2019

10/6/2019

10/10/2019

10/12/2019

10/13/2019

10/17/2019

10/19/2019

10/20/2019

10/24/2019

10/26/2019

10/27/2019

 

Session 3: Energy Everywhere

Where does energy come from? Join us to investigate the many different forms of energy, including light, sound, electrical, thermal and more.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

10/31/2019

11/2/2019

11/3/2019

11/7/2019

11/9/2019

11/10/2019

11/14/2019

11/16/2019

11/17/2019

11/21/2019

11/23/2019

11/24/2019

 

Session 4: Making Music

Discover the science of sound and design your own instrument to take home.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

1/9/2020

1/11/2020

1/12/2020

1/16/2020

1/18/2020

1/19/2020

1/23/2020

1/25/2020

1/26/2020

1/30/2020

2/1/2020

2/2/2020

 

Session 5: Tinkering Lab

Get ready to design, invent and build. All the tools you’ll need with be provided. Just bring your imagination! 

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

2/6/2020

2/8/2020

2/9/2020

2/13/2020

2/15/2020

2/16/2020

2/20/2020

2/22/2020

2/23/2020

2/27/2020

2/29/2020

3/1/2020

 

Session 6: Kid Chemistry

Explore the world of chemistry by creating chemical compounds, analyzing acids and bases, making things glow and whipping up new recipes.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

3/5/2020

3/7/2020

3/8/2020

3/12/2020

3/14/2020

3/15/2020

3/19/2020

3/21/2020

3/22/2020

3/26/2020

3/28/2020

3/29/2020

 

Session 7: Exploring Earth

Discover the natural world around us and learn how scientists work to understand our dynamic planet, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural phenomena.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

4/16/2020

4/18/2020

4/19/2020

4/23/2020

4/25/2020

4/26/2020

4/30/2020

5/2/2020

5/3/2020

5/7/2020

5/9/2020

5/10/2020

 

Session 8: Mighty Meteorologists

Explore why weather changes and learn about the tools meteorologists use to investigate rainstorms, tornados, snow and other weather of the world.

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

5/14/2020

5/16/2020

5/17/2020

5/21/2020

5/23/2020

5/24/2020

5/28/2020

5/30/2020

5/31/2020

6/4/2020

6/6/2020

6/7/2020

 

Has your Young Scientist graduated from the program and looking for more science fun?

Students in grades 1 – 4 can join our Junior Science Club. Join us on the third Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists.

To learn about our upcoming topics and dates, please see our Junior Science Club page.

Please view our policies here.