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Giant Worlds at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Giant Worlds Now Orbiting the Fleet Science Center!
Opening this Saturday, January 31, "Giant Worlds: A Voyage to the Outer Solar System" is the newest hands-on exhibition at the Fleet!  Twenty colorful, interactive exhibits invite you to explore the extraordinary giant planets orbiting our Sun and discover what they tell us about the formation of solar systems, Earth, and the conditions necessary for life. Learn about the role gravity plays in how planets, asteroids, and comets behave, while marveling at the beauty and mystery of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

MoreOPENS Saturday, January 31!

Fridays at the Fleet Returns
Fridays at the FleetBy popular demand, our weekly IMAX film festival is back!  Each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m., you can watch up to four films in our newly renovated IMAX Dome Theater for a big discount. See one film for $8.50, and up to three additional films for only $5 each!  New in 2009, we now offer the same mix of "classic" and current IMAX films each Friday night in a given month. Here's what's playing each Friday night in February:

6 pm: VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius (2008)
7 pm: YELLOWSTONE (1994);
8 pm: EVEREST  (1998);
More9 pm: WILD OCEAN (2008);

"Evolution: Whose Responsibility is it?"
Evolution at the Reuben H. FleetFebruary marks the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Charles Darwin's seminal work, On the Origin of the Species. For the scientific community, Darwin's theory of evolution is not a questionable proposition, but rather a scientific principle fundamental to our understanding of biology. Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus on evolutionary theory, debate about including evolution in science education continues. What is the reason for this apparent disconnect?  Whose responsibility is it to bridge the gap between science and science policy?  RSVPs are requested for this popular lecture series.

MoreWednesday, February 4, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Announcing IMAX en Español!
IMAX En EspanolStarting in February, the Fleet Science Center is pleased to host "IMAX en Español," a monthly IMAX film screening with the soundtrack entirely in Spanish!  This special public screening will take place at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.  The February 15th "IMAX en Español" screening will feature the new film WILD OCEAN.  Normal film prices apply.

MoreSunday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m.   

Special Family Event: "Sound Science!"
Members of the San Diego Symphony visit the Fleet for a fun and interactive journey through the science of sound. "Sound Science" will feature two live symphonic presentations interspersed with fun sonic science demonstrations. In addition, children will be able to try various orchestral instruments in a "musical petting zoo," and build their own instruments in the Fleet's "Tinkering Studio."

MoreSaturday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Upgrade your membership at any time!
RHFleet MembershipWant to start enjoying unlimited IMAX admission right away?  Or perhaps even IMAX Dome Theater pre-seating?  Members can always upgrade at any time during their membership year. Contact Tamra Kirl in the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 819 or  If it's in the middle of your year, we'll even pro-rate the increase. 


This Month's Experiment: Hydrophilic Polymer
This Month's Experiment

Ever wonder why disposable diapers are so absorbent? Discover some surprising household chemistry and amaze your friends with this fun demonstration.


Featured Product of the Month
North Star Science Store - PlanispheresIn celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, we recommend David Chandler's Night Sky Planispheres.  A Fleet Science Center best-seller for years, these two-sided planispheres are durable and portable charts of the night sky. The Night Sky Planisphere is printed with dark stars on a light background for easy nighttime readability. The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars. A selection of deep sky objects for binocular viewing is included. Available in two sizes: 5 inches and 8 inches.

Our Price: $6.99 to $11.99
Purchase this product on our Online Store!

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February Events
FEB 2:
Senior Monday: "Scientific Technologies to Explore Art"
FEB 4:
Last Day to see NASA's new Mars Rover Prototype
FEB 4:
Exploring Ethics: "Evolution"
FEB 4:
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
FEB 14:
Saturday Science Club for Girls
FEB 15:
"IMAX en Español" Monthly Film Screening
FEB 21:
Family Science Day
FEB 21:
Special Event: "Sound Science" with the San Diego Symphony
IMAX Films
VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Jonathan Mack, winner of four passes to see a film in our newly-renovated IMAX Dome Theater!
This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  Enter to win a family 4-pack to the new SEA LIFE Aquarium in Carlsbad!

SEA LIFE Aquarium

To enter, please complete this form by February 15.

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