The Fleet's new film,
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, takes you on a spectacular journey to the remote island of Madagascar to meet its most famous inhabitants: lemurs. In addition to being unique and entertaining creatures, lemurs can teach us about conservation and evolutionary biology, two important scientific topics.
the GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE
On Monday, August 21, the
Great American Eclipse will occur over North America. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in over 38 years, and there won't be even a partial solar eclipse visible from San Diego after this until 2023. The Fleet is hosting a whole month's worth of fun and educational
eclipse-related events, culminating the morning of the eclipse when we welcome you to join us to (safely!) view the eclipse from the plaza outside the Fleet Science Center.
exciting video games events
Our latest traveling exhibition,
Game Masters, is tons of fun ... and we've got new, exciting gaming-related events coming up this month! In addition to being open until 10 p.m. every Friday in August as part of
Balboa Park After Dark, the Fleet is also hosting an
All-Night Gaming event. Plus, two different events delve deeper into video games. The first,
Video Games to the Rescue, is all about
how video game technology is helping us find imaginative solutions to the world's challenges. Power-Up! Inside Video Games invites video game specialists to discuss the creative elements that bring all of our favorite games to life. Game on!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live aboard the International Space Station? Join us as participants in the Fleet's BE WiSE science program for girls call the ISS and ask live questions to astronauts currently stationed there. Later in the day, retired astronaut Mark Polansky, of the Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour missions, will come by the Fleet for a live Q&A with visitors in the afternoon and also be our guest for a special Suds & Science at Wavelength Brewing in Vista.
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS
Are you a teacher? Then you're invited to the Fleet'sSummer Inquiry Institute! You'll learn about science inquiry, examine approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS practices, discuss how to include inquiry in your classroom and more. Register today, and make the upcoming school year the best yet!