The Fleet After Dark

The Fleet After Dark This is the place for news about the Fleet Science Center's 21+, fun after-hours events! Science is for all ages. Quench your thirst for knowledge … and beer.
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The Fleet Science Center tailors specific programs to the adults of San Diego. After work, head over to our social events that are held throughout the community and at our facility. All year long, the Fleet offers a wide variety of dynamic and engaging programs for adults who are curious and passionate about science. If you want to take a more social approach to your science discovery, join us at

a Fleet Night of Science. Leave the kids at home and enjoy stimulating conversations about cutting-edge science, indulge in cocktails and let your curiosity run wild exploring our interactive exhibits. Science is in your everyday life; make it a part of your social life. Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar takes place at 25 different bars simultaneously across San Diego County. After work, walk into a bar and meet local scientists and researchers from all types of fields. Ask questions about intriguing topics or inquire about literally anything; no topic is off-limits. Suds & Science is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion
between the scientist and the audience­­–all while the audience drinks along.

It’s almost time for The Sky Tonight! ✨ Explore Supernovae with us as we answer questions like, "What causes a supernova...
12/06/2023

It’s almost time for The Sky Tonight! ✨ Explore Supernovae with us as we answer questions like, "What causes a supernova?" and "What does it leave behind?" with the Fleet's resident astronomer. Head to the link to see the new The Sky Tonight schedule and plan your experience. 🌌
https://bit.ly/2Uxt48d
📸: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team

Join us at the Fleet starting at 9:45 a.m. for hands-on seismic STEM fun as we celebrate the closing of our 50th Anniver...
12/05/2023

Join us at the Fleet starting at 9:45 a.m. for hands-on seismic STEM fun as we celebrate the closing of our 50th Anniversary celebrations. Then, join us at 10:15 a.m. in your home, at school or in the community for a collective Jump for Science! Head to the link to plan your day. 💫 https://bit.ly/47Qv8YW

Journey to the beginning of time and space, and see awe-inspiring images captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope b...
11/30/2023

Journey to the beginning of time and space, and see awe-inspiring images captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope brought to life in IMAX in . Head to the link to watch the trailer and get your tickets. 🎟
https://bit.ly/3R60S5I

Experience the ultimate fusion of scientific marvels and rhythmic beats as we celebrate the dual 50th anniversaries of t...
11/29/2023

Experience the ultimate fusion of scientific marvels and rhythmic beats as we celebrate the dual 50th anniversaries of the Fleet Science Center and Hip Hop with five decades of music! 🎧✨
Learn more on our site and grab your tickets for this special Fleet After Dark today. https://bit.ly/3ZWMfWB

It's  ! Your gift can have TWICE the impact through a generous donor that will match your gift to help the Fleet connect...
11/28/2023

It's ! Your gift can have TWICE the impact through a generous donor that will match your gift to help the Fleet connect more than 130,000 students and youth to science through education programs, films, exhibits and co-created community initiatives. 💫
fleetscience.org/annual-fund

Volunteering at the Fleet Science Center means you help connect people of all ages to the possibilities and wonder of sc...
11/27/2023

Volunteering at the Fleet Science Center means you help connect people of all ages to the possibilities and wonder of science. Head to the link to learn about the ways you can get involved in your STEM community. 💙💫
fleetscience.org/volunteer

Today we give thanks for all of the joy and wonder of science! 💙 ✨Thank you to our Fleetster community for your continue...
11/23/2023

Today we give thanks for all of the joy and wonder of science! 💙 ✨
Thank you to our Fleetster community for your continued support whether in the community, in your schools or right here in Balboa Park.

Have you heard of the Rock-It Science Fund? Your support of the Rock-It Science Fund fuels the Fleet Science Center's mi...
11/22/2023

Have you heard of the Rock-It Science Fund? Your support of the Rock-It Science Fund fuels the Fleet Science Center's mission. Help us connect San Diego to the power of science! 💫
fleetscience.org/annual-fund

📣 Attention Fleetsters 📣 The Fleet Science Center will be closed this Thursday, November 23. We will return to our regul...
11/21/2023

📣 Attention Fleetsters 📣 The Fleet Science Center will be closed this Thursday, November 23. We will return to our regular hours on Friday, November 24 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Head to the link to plan your visit.
fleetscience.org/hours-admission

The next time you come to the Fleet, don’t miss out on everyone’s favorite experience, the Ball Pool! Take a play break ...
11/20/2023

The next time you come to the Fleet, don’t miss out on everyone’s favorite experience, the Ball Pool! Take a play break and test your imagination skills every day from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 🤩
https://www.fleetscience.org/events/ball-pool

Join us this Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library to celebrate Inter...
11/16/2023

Join us this Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library to celebrate International LGBTQIA+ STEM Day! 🌈

Help us celebrate and highlight the varied contributions of LGBTQIA+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM), while we bring awareness to the barriers they continue to face in STEM. Head to the link for more info.

https://bit.ly/47wHoxP

Want to access the ultimate Fleetster status? Become a member today and get access to exclusive member screenings and VI...
11/15/2023

Want to access the ultimate Fleetster status? Become a member today and get access to exclusive member screenings and VIP events all included in your membership. Head to the link to join. 💫
fleetscience.org/membership

Don’t miss out on Fleet Game Night this Thursday, November 16 from 5–10 p.m.! ⚔️️ Join us for a special panel, raffle pr...
11/14/2023

Don’t miss out on Fleet Game Night this Thursday, November 16 from 5–10 p.m.! ⚔️️
Join us for a special panel, raffle prizes, snacks, local vendors and all of your favorite RPG’s including Dungeons & Dragons. Grab your tickets today! 🎟 https://bit.ly/43zVnAm

Get ready for The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition! ✨ Join us on Zoom, as the Fleet Science Center's resident astronomer, Dr...
11/12/2023

Get ready for The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition! ✨ Join us on Zoom, as the Fleet Science Center's resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will, takes a closer look at the wonders of our skies every third Wednesday of the month. This month we're exploring what the newest telescope, the might already have found and revealed. https://bit.ly/2Uxt48d
Image courtesy of NASA

Get ready Fleetsters, the IMAX Film Festival starts tomorrow! 🎟🤩 Join us from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 1...
11/09/2023

Get ready Fleetsters, the IMAX Film Festival starts tomorrow! 🎟🤩
Join us from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, to see a different documentary film screening every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fleet’s newly renovated theater. Head to the link to get your tickets.
https://bit.ly/3s093bc

Happy National STEM Day! 🔬⚛️💫Our mission is to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. ...
11/09/2023

Happy National STEM Day! 🔬⚛️💫
Our mission is to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. Whether it's in the community, here at the Fleet or right at home, we can't wait to continue experiencing the joys of science together. 💙

D&D Game Night at the Fleet returns! ⚔️ Join us on Thursday, November 16 from 5–10 p.m. starting with a panel discussion...
11/07/2023

D&D Game Night at the Fleet returns! ⚔️ Join us on Thursday, November 16 from 5–10 p.m. starting with a panel discussion with the Düngeonmeisters Jef Aldrich and Jon Taylor, hosts of The System Mastery Podcast, in a deep dive through decades of gaming. Then embark on your own quest playing everyone’s favorite tabletop RP game. Get your tickets today! 🐉
https://bit.ly/43zVnAm

Have you gotten your tickets for the IMAX Film Fest yet? 🎟 Experience three full days of cinematic wonders at the Fleet ...
11/03/2023

Have you gotten your tickets for the IMAX Film Fest yet? 🎟
Experience three full days of cinematic wonders at the Fleet in our newly renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater! Join us from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, to see a different documentary film screening every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to the link to plan your film fest.
https://bit.ly/3s093bc

This Wednesday, November 1, join us for everyone’s favorite planetarium show The Sky Tonight! 🤩 This month we’re explori...
10/29/2023

This Wednesday, November 1, join us for everyone’s favorite planetarium show The Sky Tonight! 🤩
This month we’re exploring the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Join us as we take a peek into the incredible things JWST has discovered since its launch in 2021. Head to the link to grab your tickets!
https://bit.ly/2Uxt48d
Photo credit: ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, Tom Ray (Dublin)

Two Scientists: Bar Crawl Edition returns to North Park this Thursday, October 26!👩‍🔬🍻👨‍🔬 Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for d...
10/23/2023

Two Scientists: Bar Crawl Edition returns to North Park this Thursday, October 26!
👩‍🔬🍻👨‍🔬
Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for delicious beer and great conversation. Be sure to get your bar crawl card punched at each bar for a chance to win free Fleet tickets. See you there Fleetsters! ️
https://bit.ly/45bFj8M

Experience three full days of cinematic wonders at the Fleet with the IMAX Documentary Film Festival in our newly renova...
10/21/2023

Experience three full days of cinematic wonders at the Fleet with the IMAX Documentary Film Festival in our newly renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater! 🎥🤩
Join us from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, to see a different documentary film screening every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan your film fest today!
https://bit.ly/3s093bc

Step into a world of light and color in the Fleet’s newest exhibition Color in a New Light opening this Saturday, Octobe...
10/20/2023

Step into a world of light and color in the Fleet’s newest exhibition Color in a New Light opening this Saturday, October 21. Come early for special giveaways and spend the day exploring each area of the exhibition, offering a unique and interactive experience that will illuminate and enlighten you. ✨🎨
https://bit.ly/403wiO4

Get ready Miramar for   Bar Crawl Edition! 🍻 Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for our third October bar crawl. Be sure to fill y...
10/18/2023

Get ready Miramar for Bar Crawl Edition! 🍻 Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for our third October bar crawl. Be sure to fill your punch cards for a chance to win free Fleet passes.
https://bit.ly/45bFj8M

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. join us for The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition! 🤩 Cozy up with your fellow star-gazers via Zoom and exp...
10/17/2023

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. join us for The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition! 🤩
Cozy up with your fellow star-gazers via Zoom and explore the beauty of the Fall sky with the Fleet’s resident astronomer Dr. Lisa Will. Head to the link to plan your evening and see all of the new ways you can enjoy The Sky Tonight.
fleetscience.org/events/sky-tonight

Join us on Saturday, October 21 starting at 10 a.m. for the Public Opening of a brand-new exhibition, Color In a New Lig...
10/16/2023

Join us on Saturday, October 21 starting at 10 a.m. for the Public Opening of a brand-new exhibition, Color In a New Light! ✨🎨
Step into a world where you can unveil the secrets of light and color and find answers to questions like “How dark is dark?” while diving into the realms of visible and invisible light. Head to the link to learn more and plan your color-filled visit.
https://bit.ly/3rM9g1R

Thank you so much San Diego for experiencing the Annular Solar Eclipse with us! Check out some highlights from today's e...
10/14/2023

Thank you so much San Diego for experiencing the Annular Solar Eclipse with us! Check out some highlights from today's event and we'll see you in April 2024 for the next celestial wonder: The Total Solar Eclipse! 🤩

Tomorrow, the skies above San Diego will grace us with an incredible solar ✨eclipse✨  Grab your eclipse viewers from the...
10/13/2023

Tomorrow, the skies above San Diego will grace us with an incredible solar ✨eclipse✨
Grab your eclipse viewers from the North Star Science Store and your coffee from the Craveology Café and we’ll see you starting at 8 a.m. Don’t miss this unforgettable celestial experience!
https://bit.ly/44Uc8qF

Get ready Little Italy, this Thursday   is coming to YOU! 🇮🇹🍻 Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for our second October bar crawl ...
10/10/2023

Get ready Little Italy, this Thursday is coming to YOU! 🇮🇹🍻
Join us from 6–8:30 p.m. for our second October bar crawl and be sure to fill your punch cards for a chance to win free Fleet passes. Head to the link to see where we’re headed. https://bit.ly/45bFj8M

THIS SATURDAY starting at 8 a.m. join us for an unforgettable celestial experience. 🌒✨ A Solar Eclipse is coming to San ...
10/09/2023

THIS SATURDAY starting at 8 a.m. join us for an unforgettable celestial experience. 🌒✨ A Solar Eclipse is coming to San Diego and we’re inviting you to spend it with us! Head to the link to plan your Solar Eclipse Saturday. https://bit.ly/44Uc8qF

Join us this Saturday at the Cardiff Farmers Market from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. for Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Farmers Mark...
10/05/2023

Join us this Saturday at the Cardiff Farmers Market from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. for Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Farmers Market Edition! This month we are bringing science engagement to your local communities in new and exciting ways. Head to the link to learn more and plan your weekend! 🌱💫
https://bit.ly/3ZGVdaj

Get ready North Park, Two Scientists: Bar Crawl Edition is coming to you! Join us this Thursday, October 5 at some of yo...
10/03/2023

Get ready North Park, Two Scientists: Bar Crawl Edition is coming to you! Join us this Thursday, October 5 at some of your favorite local bars for drinks, community and science awesomeness. Check out the topics of the night and plan your crawl today! 🍻
https://bit.ly/45bFj8M

Unlock the ultimate Fleetster status with a membership! Get $15 off on any level, now through 10/31. Support STEM in you...
10/02/2023

Unlock the ultimate Fleetster status with a membership! Get $15 off on any level, now through 10/31. Support STEM in your community, get access to exclusive Fleet events and discounts plus much more. Head to the link for all the details. 💫💙
fleetscience.org/membership

Coming soon to the Giant Dome Theater is a cosmic experience 13 billion years in the making. On November 4, join us for ...
09/30/2023

Coming soon to the Giant Dome Theater is a cosmic experience 13 billion years in the making. On November 4, join us for the premier of Deep Sky! 🤩 Journey to the beginning of time and space, bringing awe-inspiring images captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to IMAX. Head to the link to learn more.
fleetscience.org/films/deep-sky

Get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse in style! 😎 Head to the North Star Science Store to grab your eclipse gear and ...
09/29/2023

Get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse in style! 😎
Head to the North Star Science Store to grab your eclipse gear and experience this cosmic wonder with us on October 14 from 8–11 a.m. Head to the link for more info!
https://bit.ly/42JVSbF

Did you know October is Scientist Engagement Month? 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬 The Fleet is partnering with your favorite local bars every...
09/28/2023

Did you know October is Scientist Engagement Month? 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬
The Fleet is partnering with your favorite local bars every Thursday in October to bring you Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar: Bar Crawl edition! Satisfy your curiosity and explore multiple neighborhood bars in one night, while engaging with local scientists. Head to the link to learn more! 🍻
https://bit.ly/45bFj8M

This summer was definitely one for the (comic) books! 💥 Check our latest blog post where we spotlight the intersections ...
09/26/2023

This summer was definitely one for the (comic) books! 💥
Check our latest blog post where we spotlight the intersections between pop culture and diversity with our local STEM community. Head to the link to read more about these superheroes!
https://bit.ly/3t0eeYP

This is the LAST weekend to enjoy San Diego's most exciting survival experience Worst-Case Scenario! Test your preparedn...
09/22/2023

This is the LAST weekend to enjoy San Diego's most exciting survival experience Worst-Case Scenario! Test your preparedness—and while you’re at it—try to survive with hands-on challenges that get you ready for any emergency. The last day to experience it at the Fleet is September 24.
https://bit.ly/3XlhSYC

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Don't Try This at Home is back at the Fleet Science Center for a limited t...
09/21/2023

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Don't Try This at Home is back at the Fleet Science Center for a limited time with a series of live shows that explore science that's too loud to do at home! Head to the link to get all the deets on our newest show, Scientific Serenade. All shows are FREE with admission. 💥
https://bit.ly/3LwH4Xi

Save the date Fleetsters!! 🌒✨ Be part of an unforgettable celestial experience on Saturday, October 14 as the skies abov...
09/19/2023

Save the date Fleetsters!! 🌒✨
Be part of an unforgettable celestial experience on Saturday, October 14 as the skies above San Diego will grace us with a breathtaking solar eclipse. The Fleet Science Center invites you to marvel at this cosmic wonder together. Head to the link for all the details!
https://bit.ly/44Uc8qF

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