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Kids Explore Astronomy, Engineering and Rocket Science with the Fleet Science Center’s Fall Camps

Full-day, in-person Fall Camps are available for kids in grades 1–3 and Virtual Fall Camps are for kids in grades 2–4. Camps start Monday, November 23, and end Wednesday, November 25.

October 26, 2020

San Diego, CA--The Fleet Science Center offers exciting options, both virtual and in-person, to help keep kids active and engaged during fall break. Students in grades 1–4 can learn about science and technology while experimenting with rocket science, exploring the solar system and building their own rover with the Fleet's Astronomy Adventures Fall Camps.


The Fleet's Fall Camps are offered from Monday, November 23, through Wednesday, November 25. The in-person camps take place at the Fleet and feature a full day of fun and educational, hands-on activities for kids in grades 1 through 3. The virtual camps are virtual camp filled with activities that can be done using materials found at home and has challenges aimed for students in grades 2 through 4.


Registration for Fall Camps is now open. In-person camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Prices for all three days are $150 for members and $165 for nonmembers. Virtual camps are daily at 11 a.m. Attendees can sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days of fun. Prices are $25 per day or $60 for all three days of virtual camps.


A full description of Fall Astronomy Adventures Camp activities is included below. More information can also be found on our website: www.fleetscience.org/events/fall-camps.

Full Camp Descriptions:

In-Person Fall Camps

Grades 1–3

Price:  $150 for members and $165 for nonmembers.

  • November 23: Astronomy Adventures—Use models to uncover the differences between the planets and replicate some of the tools that scientists use to understand the mysteries of our solar system.
  • November 24: Mars Explorer—Build a Mars rover and create a Mars city while learning about the history of space exploration to Mars and determine how we might one day live on the red planet.
  • November 25: Rocket Science—Get ready for some high-flying fun! Spend the day discovering the principles of flight by building gliders and designing your rocket that will be launched into the air.

Virtual Fall Camps

Grades 2–4

Price:  $25 for one day and $60 for all three days.

  • November 23: Stellar Solar System—Discover the distance between the planets and explore the formation of constellations in the night sky.
  • November 24: Amazing Astronauts—What does it take to survive in space? Learn about the tools and protective equipment that astronauts use while they live in space.
  • November 25: Virtual Rocket Science—Ready to blast off? Learn about the principles of flight by building rockets and probes to study distant planets.

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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