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Sharp Minds

Start the month the smart way by attending a Sharp Minds lecture at the Fleet Science Center! At Sharp Minds, you’ll hear from local scientists about their latest research and industry news. These lectures address hot topics on the first Monday of every month and are held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, followed by a special documentary screening. 

Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

May 2, 2022
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Performances are 90 minutes.

Choose from two show times at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p,m. (please check-in 15~30 minutes before)

General admission included making the experience an excellent value and opportunity to explore the waterfront museum fleet and exhibits before or after your Boarded experience.

2024 Boarded Pirate Adventure dates are Saturdays on March 23, May 18, July 13, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 30 and Dec 28.

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Art in Motion: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024

Come join the whirlwind of art in motion at MCASD!

We will explore the exciting works of Jeannette Ehlers and Daniel Lind Ramos from MCASD’s exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, as well as the sculptural work of Niki de Saint Phalle and Tom Driscoll from our permanent collection.

Explore movement-based art through flip books, claymation, optical toy thaumatropes and more.
Make new friends as you collaborate on a hand-crank TV show and become an art star!

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The Sky Tonight

Apr 5, 2024 - ongoing

Tour the solar system with the Fleet’s resident astronomer and connect with other skywatchers. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month.  

- The Sky Tonight: Monthly planetarium show at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.  
- NEW!  The Sky Tonight: Virtual Edition at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, via Zoom
- NEW!  The Sky Tonight: Family Edition at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month  

Presentations begin with a look at the sky followed by a special topic presentation.  

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Little Italy Mercato (Every Wednesday)

May 19, 2023 - ongoing

Similar to the treasured Little Italy Mercato on Saturday, the year-round Little Italy Wednesday Mercato will offer a selection of farm fresh produce, pastured eggs, poultry, meat, fish, baked goods, dips and spreads, yogurt and select local arts and crafts brought to the neighborhood by California farmers, fisherman and artisan foodmakers. The Little Italy Wednesday Mercato occupies three blocks on W. Date St. between Kettner Blvd. and State Street including the Piazza della Famiglia. Shop twice as fresh, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Little Italy farmers markets. 

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Events

Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024
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Art in Motion: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024
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The Sky Tonight

Apr 5, 2024 - ongoing
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Little Italy Mercato (Every Wednesday)

May 19, 2023 - ongoing
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