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Reuben H. Fleet August eNewsletter
Last Month on the First Dome
When the Fleet Science Center unveiled the world's first IMAX® Dome Theater & tilted dome planetarium in 1973, audiences were amazed. 105 IMAX films, 100,000 projector hours and 15 million experiences later, the Fleet's Space Theater is ready for an extreme makeover. Starting September 4, 2008, the theater will be dark for major renovations and upgrades, which means you only have one month left to experience an IMAX film or planetarium show on the original dome screen!
Is Someone Watching You?
Is Someone Watching YouSurveillance and Sensors: Who's watching whom?" is the theme of this month's Exploring Ethics program. Advancements in video and sensor technology have enabled a variety of public and private organizations to track our movements and activities. What do we gain in exchange for this loss of privacy, and who decides how much surveillance is too much?  RSVPs are requested for this event.

DATE: Wednesday, August 6
TIME:  5:30 - 7 p.m.
COST: Free - no admission required (RSVP requested)


Celebrate at the Fleet!
Birthday Parties at the FleetDid you know that the Fleet Science Center is a popular Birthday Party destination? Host your child's next birthday bash at the Fleet and we'll take care of everything. Parties include cake, decorations, exhibit gallery admission and more. You can even add a private science workshop or IMAX film screening!

Be an Astronomer for an Evening
Tickets are still available for our annual Palomar Observatory tours, but spots are filling up fast! Join us on September 20 or October 4 for a Saturday evening you"ll never forget. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so save your "space" today!

Fleet Membership=Year-round Benefits
RHFleet TinkeringYour Fleet Membership is always a great value...not just now, but all year long! Fleet members always receive free admission to hands-on exhibitions such as "Tinkering," but this fall we have even more in store! Stay tuned for news about special events for members, free or discounted admission to select San Diego museums and a special member sneak peek of our next major exhibition, "ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY." (opens Sept. 27) 

The Fleet is #1 with Families!
Parents Choice AwardWe're excited to announce that the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center won Nickelodeon's first annual 2008 Parents' Picks Award for Best Museum in/around San Diego for little kids, big kids, and teens! Parents from around the San Diego region voted for their favorite museums, playgrounds, libraries and more... and the Fleet was named #1 museum in all three age groups. Thank you San Diego!

This Month's Experiment: Stomp Rockets
TME Stomp Rockets

Nicole and Brandon prove that building and launching a rocket using ordinary household materials isn't exactly, well... rocket science!


Featured Product of the Month
BuilderificAnother fun way to experience the fun of Tinkering at home is with our newest product, Builderific!  With 118 colorful pieces, the only limits are a child's imagination. Junior engineers can build just about anything, including vehicles, aircraft and buildings.

Visit Our Store and Select A Version
With Additional Power Tool: $29.99
(Recommended for ages 4 and up.)

Fiesta del Sol

Visit us at the Children's Pavilion during this year's Fiesta del Sol celebration, August 9 & 10.  The Fleet is proud to be a part of this two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and engagement of the people of San Diego.

Major funding provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Quick Links
August Events
AUG 4: Senior Monday (Afternoon Scholars Lecture)
AUG 6:
The Sky Tonight: "Comets & Meteor Showers"
AUG 6:
Exploring Ethics: "Surveillance & Sensors"
AUG 9:
Saturday Science Club for Girls
AUG 16:
Family Science Day
AUG 23:
Palomar Observatory Tour
Coming Soon...
Animal Grossology
"Animal Grossology"
Opens September 27!
learn more>
IMAX Films
August is the last
full month to watch
films on the first
IMAX Dome screen!

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Grand Canyon Adventure

Sea Monster
Fridays at the Fleet
See classic IMAX films at
6 & 7 p.m. every Friday!
Only $7.50 for one film &
$4 each additional film.
($6/$3.50 for members)

AUG 1: Yellowstone


AUG 8: Lewis & Clark


AUG 15:
The Human Body

Forces of Nature

AUG 22:
Coral Reef Adventure

AUG 29:
Mysteries of Egypt
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Mary Ponder, winner of a family pass to the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater!
This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  Enter to win two tickets to Night Sky by Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company at the La Jolla Playhouse. Learn more at To enter, please complete this form by August 15.

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