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Kids Visit Free from September 4-26
Kids Visit Free from September 4-26!
From September 4 to 26, children (ages 12 and under) receive free exhibit gallery admission at the Fleet Science Center!  Kids can discover their 'inner inventor' at the new "Tinkering" exhibition or investigate how solar panels produce electricity at "So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy," while little ones (ages 5 and under) explore the wonders of the everyday working world at "Kid City."  Children must be accompanied by an adult, and chaperone policies apply for groups.
Last Shows on the Original Dome!
Dome RenovationSeptember 3 is your last chance to catch an IMAX film or planetarium show on the Fleet's original dome, before we begin major upgrades and renovations to the Space Theater!  Starting September 4, you can get a sneak peek at the changes being made by visiting the Space Theater Renovation Preview Center, located next to the periscope in the theater lobby. You can also follow renovation progress online by visiting our new blog, "Transforming the Space Theater."


"Stronger, Higher, Faster: Do the wins justify the means?"
Exploring EthicsThis month's Exploring Ethics program examines a major issue from the world of sports. The 2008 Olympics and competitive sports in general pose new ethical dilemmas as more athletes look for means of enhancing their performance. As pharmacology, physiology and technology continue to advance, will we need to redefine what it means to be human? RSVPs are requested for this popular evening lecture series.

DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 3                      
TIME:  5:30 - 7 p.m.
COST: Free - no admission required (RSVP requested)

Celebrate Innovation at IndepenCIENCIA
IndepencienciaTo celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fleet will host "IndepenCIENCIA" on Saturday, Sept. 13.  Featuring live demonstrations by local Hispanic engineers, traditional toy-making workshops, festival activities, prizes, and performances by Ballet Folklórico, IndepenCIENCIA offers something for everyone.

DATE: Saturday, September 13

TIME:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COST: Included with admission (Free admission for kids!)


Yuck! "Animal Grossology" Opens September 27
Animal GrossologyIf you thought last year's "Grossology" exhibition was fun, get ready for the slimiest, stinkiest, messiest exhibition ever to hit the Fleet!  Opening Saturday, September 27, "Animal Grossology" offers a hands-on, larger-than-life look at nature's blood-sucking, vomit-munching, slime-making and dookie-loving creatures.  Be sure to join us on opening day for GrossOlympics II, where kids (ages 6-14) can compete in several ewwy-fun games, including "Hack a Hairball," "Creepy-Crabby Crawl" and the "Mosquitoes Suck! Bugstacle Course!"

Fleet Membership has its Benefits
Fleet MembershipATTENTION MEMBERS! From Sept. 4-30, present your Fleet membership card and you'll receive FREE admission at any of the following museums!
  1. Museum of Photographic Arts -- Located in Casa De Balboa, just steps away from the Fleet. Open daily (except Monday), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  2. San Diego Natural History Museum -- Located directly across the fountain from the Fleet. Open every day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  3. San Diego Air & Space Museum -- Located south of the Organ Pavilion; now featuring: "Star Trek: the Exhibition." (special discount rate: $15 Adults / $9 Juniors)

Not yet a member?  Check out our great benefits.


This Month's Experiment: Tinkering with Parachutes
TME Stomp Rockets

Use ordinary materials to make a parachute and discover what happens when two opposing forces interact.


Featured Product of the Month
DuctigamiEver wonder what to do with that extra-large roll of duct tape? Introducing Ductigami: the Art of the Tape, a new book on sale in the Science Store that illustrates 18 fun projects you can make using only duct tape!  From wallets and watchbands to shower curtains and suspenders, you'll be surprised (and amused) at the endless array of uses for this workbench favorite.

Our Price: $14.95
Order Online

City Council Candidates Square Off at the Fleet
You are invited to attend a public forum for District 3 City Council candidates Todd Gloria and Stephen Whitburn. Sponsored by the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition and coordinated by the League of Women Voters, this is your chance to hear directly from the candidates. Council district 3 includes Balboa Park.

DATE: Tuesday, September 16

TIME:  7 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Inside the Fleet's Community Forum
COST: Free

San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

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Quick Links
IMAX Films
September 3 is the
last day to see
these amazing films
on the original

IMAX Dome screen!

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Grand Canyon Adventure

Sea Monster
September Events
SEP 3: Exploring Ethics: "Stronger, Higher, Faster"
SEP 3:
The Sky Tonight: "Constellations of Fall" (7 & 8 p.m.)
SEP 4:
Space Theater renovations begin
SEP 13:
IndepenCIENCIA Family Activity Day
SEP 13:
Saturday Science Club for Girls
SEP 20:
Family Science Day
SEP 20:
Palomar Observatory Tour
SEP 27:
NEW EXHIBITION! "Animal Grossology"
SEP 27:
GrossOlympics 2: Animal Style
Top 5 Reasons to be a Fleet member in September
5. Amazing benefits that last all year long
4. Free admission to other great Balboa Park museums!
3. Experience "Animal Grossology" first at a members-only sneak preview.
2. All IMAX vouchers valid from Sep. 1 to Dec. 31 will be extended four months or through April 30, 2009. (whichever is later)
1. You'll be among the first to enjoy a totally new Space Theater when it reopens in December!

Not yet a member? Call or visit and join today!
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Joan Hunt, winner of two tickets to Night Sky by Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company at the La Jolla Playhouse!
This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  Enter to win two free passes to the San Diego Hall of Champions!  To enter, please complete this form by September 15.

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