The Science of Story Experience

UC San Diego invites you to experience the Science of Story

Some of the greatest works of art fill in the space between what is known and what is unknown. What we imagine on the page today, becomes reality in the lab tomorrow. And what we create in the lab today becomes the fuel for tomorrow’s imagination. UC San Diego is a place where these two worlds amalgamate to shrink the unknown and move society forward. Join us for six days of exceptional programming that celebrates how and why we tell the stories that move us.

 

Discover the captivating fusion of storytelling and science at UC San Diego’s The Science of Story. Dive into six days of extraordinary programming celebrating how and why we tell the stories that move us. Featured events include:

  • “A Tale of Two Sulus: An Evening with George Takei and John Cho
  • Live score performance of the 2009 Star Trek film by the San Diego Symphony
  • Thrilling Shark Week screening of JAWS in collaboration with Birch Aquarium

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or a newcomer to the world of storytelling, The Science of Story promises a week brimming with creativity, inspiration, and entertainment. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable celebration where science fiction and fantasy ignite the imagination.

Packages and individual event tickets will be available for purchase on June 20. Join us and unlock the magic of storytelling in a world where anything is possible.

HOUSING

Packages and Individual Event Tickets On Sale June 20

Both housing packages include a single room with common living space and shared restrooms + breakfast each day + linens and towels, with beds made prior to arrival + one parking space + one MTS Trolley Pass. 

The Starfleet Package: 5 nights 

Dates: Check-in on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 and Check-out on Sunday, July 28, 2024
Available to: Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer Workshop Attendees who require housing and are staying in San Diego through Sunday, July 27, 2024 

Enterprise Package : 4 nights, Housing Only

Dates: Check-in on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 and Check-out on Sunday, July 28, 2024
Available to: Anyone currently enrolled in the California College Systems (UCs, CSUs, CA Community Colleges) and all UC alumni and their families. 

Parking permits available for purchase at a discounted rate.

 

Purchase a Package

Events at the Epstein Family Amphitheater

Packages and Individual Event Tickets On Sale June 20

A Tale of Two Sulus: An Evening with George Takei and John Cho

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
6:30 pm Gates open
7:30 pm Event begins
Epstein Family Amphitheater
Tickets: $25–75

Join us for a captivating evening as we bring together two iconic actors who have both portrayed the legendary character Sulu in the Star Trek universe. “A Tale of Two Sulus” features George Takei and John Cho in a dynamic conversation that delves into their shared legacy as Starfleet’s esteemed helmsman. Beyond their roles in Star Trek, Takei and Cho are celebrated authors of graphic novels and passionate advocates for social justice. This event promises an engaging exploration of their diverse careers, creative endeavors, and the impactful contributions they have made to important causes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from two trailblazing artists whose work continues to inspire and resonate across generations.

Star Trek (2009) live with film score played by the San Diego Symphony

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
6:30 pm Gates open
7:30 pm Event begins
Epstein Family Amphitheater
Tickets: $30–120

Experience the thrilling Star Trek saga like never before! Join us for an unforgettable evening as the San Diego Symphony performs the exhilarating score of Star Trek (2009) live, perfectly synchronized with the film. Relive the epic journey of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise as they face their greatest challenges yet. The symphony’s powerful rendition of Michael Giacchino’s iconic soundtrack will transport you to the final frontier, adding a new dimension to the breathtaking visuals and action-packed scenes. Don’t miss this extraordinary fusion of film and live music, where the adventure boldly continues!

JAWS Film Screening with pre-show activities provided by Birch Aquarium and UC San Diego’s Craft Center

Friday, July 26, 2024
6:30 pm Gates open
7:30 pm Event begins
Epstein Family Amphitheater
Tickets: $10

Celebrate Shark Week with an unforgettable experience! Join us for a special screening of JAWS in partnership with Birch Aquarium’s Shark Summer. Relive the suspense and excitement of the classic film that defined the genre, all while celebrating our fascination with these incredible ocean predators. Before the movie, explore fascinating shark exhibits and learn about the real-life counterparts of the iconic great white. This event promises an evening of edge-of-your-seat entertainment and educational fun for the whole family. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy JAWS under the stars, surrounded by the wonders of the deep!

Contact

Packages and Individual Event Tickets On Sale June 20

For questions, please contact: artpower@ucsd.edu.