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Spring into STEAM: Space Out!

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Take a journey to outer space! Learn about distant star constellations and galaxies, and discover the technologies needed for space exploration during our annual Spring into STEAM event. Spring into STEAM is the San Diego Public Library’s science-focused program series for 9 - 12 years old students. We are partnering with local science experts and organizations to create a truly unique educational experience. Workshops take place both in-person and virtually during the months of March, April, and May.

Space Out! Brochure - English
Space Out! Brochure - Spanish

Kick-Off Event

Astronaut jumping up and raising fist in excitement with space background and stars

Spring Into STEAM: Space Out Kick-off!
Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library

Come celebrate with us as we launch Space Out, our eighth annual Spring into STEAM program! Discover the programs for this year and be sure to register! Come meet amazing community partners, participate in interactive space-themed activities, and see live demonstrations! All ages are welcome to this free event!


   Spring into STEAM is being offered in-person and virtually via Zoom.
Please read event descriptions carefully to determine the format of the program.


Portable Planetarium - Explore the Night Sky

Three kids look up into space in awe

Take an out-of-this-world journey inside the portable planetarium! Explore the night sky, visit constellations and galaxies, and learn about our solar system. This is an interactive program that includes special effects, such as lasers and music.

Presented by Full Spectrum Entertainment and Education Services. Click below to register.


Blast off with Mad Science - Living in Space

Kid smiling wearing an astronaut suit

Experience the life of an astronaut as you “suit up” for space flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission and learn how Ground Control connects with astronauts across the vast distance of space, build a model space station, and make your very own Spacewalk Challenge!

Presented by Mad Science: San Diego. Click below to register.


Expedition to Mars

Kid working on a small motorized car

Participants will work on building Arduino-based robotic space-related projects, while learning about electronics, mechanics, & robotics sub-systems in a fun way. Participants will be using specially designed didactic STEM robotics bricks, gears, axles, DC & servo motors, sensors, and controllers.

Presented by RoboThink.  Click below to register.

Virtual RoboThink: Create new worlds! Complete space-related missions as you explore the basics of computer programming and video game design with Scratch.

Stellar Star Projector

Star projector device against a rainbow background

Join us and discover which stars you were born under. We’ll capture the constellations and create your very own custom star projector.

Presented by Toshwerks.  Click below to register.



Partners include: Library Foundation SD, Toshwerks, Mad Science, Robothink, and Full Spectrum Educational Services