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The Fleet Science Center presents Renegade Science Project, a new outdoor experience in Balboa Park

August 03, 2018

San Diego, CA—Get ready for a tour of Balboa Park unlike anything you've ever experienced. The Fleet Science Center presents the Renegade Science Project, a brand new tour that highlights the unique science of Balboa Park. This new outdoor experience will be available starting August 8, 2018.  

The Renegade Science Project is a dynamic and engaging event for adults who are curious and love to explore. Developed by the Fleet Science Center in conjunction with Museum Hack, this project takes participants on a fast-paced, 90-minute, interactive exploration of the park.

The Renegade Science Project isn’t a dry docent lecture. It’s an opportunity for visitors to experience science in a fun and unconventional way in one of the most incredible settings in San Diego. This experience was designed to create awareness that science doesn’t just live in a lab. It surrounds everyone, everywhere—even in Balboa Park.

The Renegade Science Project begins at the Fleet Science Center and covers 1.5 miles through the park. Along the tour, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in experiments, compete in challenges and win prizes.

The tour includes stops at a rotating selection of up to six locations, which include gardens, fountains and hidden spots. Participants will explore a variety of science, such as chemistry, engineering, biology, psychology and botany.

“The Renegade Science Project is a starting point for discovery and curiosity,” said Steve Snyder, President and CEO of the Fleet Science Center. “We believe science is everywhere, and we hope this new outdoor experience will bring out the inner scientist in everyone.”

The Renegade Science Project includes admission to the Fleet Science Center's regular exhibits and an IMAX® film. The tours are offered seven days a week and are recommended for ages 16+.


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Media Interviews


To schedule a special Renegade Science Project or an interview with a representative from the Fleet Science Center, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at (619) 685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.

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Additional Links


For more information about the Renegade Science Project, please visit www.fleetscience.org/events/renegade-science-project.


Press photos are available at www.fleetscience.org/press-room/images.  



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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