Chemistry

Genius in the House!

What can take your fun day at the science center to the next level? Genius in the House! This event brings brainiacs from fields such as biology, art, engineering, mathematics and more to the Fleet to enhance the exhibit experience. This is a casual event in the exhibit galleries, not a lecture, so you'll have the chance to chat with the genius and ask questions. Explore themes from our exhibitions in ways that are both insightful and delightful.

SUHSD Family STEAM Night

Students from Sweetwater Unified High School district invite you to this free community event designed to inspire a love of STEM in people of all ages! Come learn about science and technology through a series of interactive booths! You can learn how a 3D printer works, learn to solder your own circuit, play with a Non-Newtonian slime, hold a snake, build a parachute to test in the wind tunnel, and much, much more!

Fleet Night of Science—MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

This edition of Fleet Night of Science will celebrate the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Fleet's newest exhibition, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

Bust popular myths through exciting experiments. Try to dodge a paint ball, find out what keeps you drier: running or walking through the rain, channel your inner action hero by hanging off a cliff and much more.

Drinks and food will be available for purchase.

SOLD OUT: Science of Cocktails

Join the Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering for an especially “spirited” event. On Saturday, March 10, some of San Diego’s finest bartenders and local scientists will come together at San Diego’s iconic False Idol to help us understand what it takes to concoct the perfect cocktail. Using fluid dynamics, chemical reactions and physics to create amazing drinks, bartender and scientist will converge in the attempt to dazzle your tastebuds.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Brewery.....

Partnering with Wavelength Brewery, two faculty from the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University San Marcos will engage audiences and discuss their current research at a local brewery in Vista Village. Get ready to learn and ask questions!

‘Wavelengths for ecologists - remote sensing of the environment’, Dr. William Kristan, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Biological Sciences.

‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Existentialism via genetics’, Dr. Arun Sethuraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Super STEM Saturday

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Women to the Rescue

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"

We love hearing the questions being asked and seeing pictures of all the fun, so if you participate, be sure to post on social media, and tag the Fleet and use the hashtag #2scientists.

2018 Gold Sponsors

Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

March 2, 2019 - 10a-5p

Over 125 hands-on exhibits, live performances, free and open to the public -- all in the fun and exciting venue of PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego!

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It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week that not only provides meaningful experiences, but sets a path for the future of San Diego.

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