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UNDER THE SEA Opens April 1
UNDER THE SEA, a new IMAX® adventure, transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It's an exciting opportunity to experience face-to-face encounters with rarely seen mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. Colorful marine imagery captivates audiences, as they are transported under the sea on the giant IMAX Dome screen.

Exploring Ethics: "Smart Drugs: How smart are they?"
Smart DrugsThis month's Exploring Ethics program, a partnership with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, will examine both the science and ethics of drugs designed to help people be "better than normal" in terms of intelligence, learning ability and memory. Uses of these so called "smart drugs" raise many questions. Esteemed panelists George Koob of The Scripps Research Institute, Veronica Galvan of the University of San Diego, Joan McRobbie of San Diego Unified School District and Mark Trotter, a retired Minister of First United Methodist Church will weigh in.

MoreWednesday, April 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

San Diego Science Festival Expo Day is here!
San Diego Science FestivalThe Fleet Science Center is pleased to participate in the first and largest science festival of its kind on the West Coast. FREE gallery admission, discounted IMAX pricing, and distinguished guest educators will offer special free programming throughout the day. Presentations on "The Science of Magic" with best-selling author, professor, and magician, Bob Friedhoffer, the "Science of the Paranormal" with Dr. Joe Schwarcz and much will be offered to move the mind and explore the impact of science on our lives.

MoreSaturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Alien Volcanoes Book Talk
Michael Carroll TritonJoin popular author and science illustrator Michael Carroll on a journey to the most spectacular and terrifying scenes in our solar system. His book Alien Volcanoes reveals late-breaking discoveries throughout the planets with the latest NASA photos and stunning paintings.  Carroll's talk surveys the complete spectrum of volcanoes, from Earthlike cones with molten rock to alien geysers of liquid nitrogen. A book signing will follow the lecture.  Alien Volcanoes will be available for purchase at the North Star Science Store. This program is free with $8.50 admission to a 7, 8 or 9 p.m. IMAX film.  

MoreFriday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

Nano Science

Join the Fleet's education leaders and local researchers to explore the tiny world of Nanotechnology with hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations! Visitors will have the opportunity to build a giant balloon model of a carbon nanotube, explore scale with microscopes and magnifying glasses, and much more!

MoreSaturday, April 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

IMAX En EspanolOn April 19, the Fleet Science Center's monthly "IMAX en Español" film screening will feature AMAZING JOURNEYS. This film presents a breathtaking observation of the migration journeys of several species of animals, exploring one of nature's most fascinating phenomena. In addition to a presentation of IMAX en Español, the Fleet will host UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) for a special screening of La Ley del Cielo, presented in Spanish with English subtitles. This presentation and proceeding Q&A will be in Spanish.

Sunday, April 19: Presentation at 3:30 p.m. and IMAX Film at 6:00 p.m.


Science on the Rocks: "Rock the Solar System"
Science on the RocksThe Fleet's quarterly event for young professionals, with cocktails, music and special themed activities in a fun, relaxed setting is back! Aspiring rock stars are invited to "Rock the Solar System" as they play Guitar Hero® on the Fleet's 76-foot dome screen. Admission also includes entry to the "Giant Worlds" exhibition, fun activities, and two drink tickets.

Thursday, April 23, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $20
MoreAge: This event is open to ages 21+ only

Thanks for voting on IMAX® films for 2009!
RHFleet IMAX Dome TheaterOver 2,000 of you completed our online survey - THANK YOU!  We randomly selected one winner from all entries to receive 10 free IMAX vouchers. Congratulations to our winner Timothy Smith!

Your valuable feedback will guide our future film selections and scheduling.  We've learned that the majority of you want to keep "the same 4 films for a month" during Fridays at the Fleet to make catching your favorite films easier - so that's what we're going to do.  Check out April's IMAX films by downloading the Monthly Schedule [PDF].

Two Great Membership Tips!
RHFleet Membership1.  Upgrade your Membership at any time!
Want to start enjoying unlimited IMAX admission right away? Or how about IMAX Dome 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 We can arrange for you to start enjoying upper level benefits right away.  (If it's in the middle of your year, we'll pro-rate the increase.)

2.  Your IMAX vouchers are valid!
Your vouchers are valid for UNDER THE SEA and all of the IMAX films currently showing.  Present your voucher at the ticket counter for a ticket to the film of your choice.

One TWO more ways that Fleet membership is a great value all year long!

MoreNot yet a member?  Check out our great benefits.

This Month's Experiment: Plant Chromatography
Plant Chromatography

Separate the pigments found in your neighborhood plants!


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April Events
Exploring Ethics: "Smart Drugs: How smart are they?"
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
San Diego Science Festival
Senior Monday: "Man-made Namomachines"
Special Event: Alien Volcanoes with Author Michael Carroll
Saturday Science Club for Girls
"IMAX en Español"
IMAX Films
Under The Sea
VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius
Fridays at
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See "classic" and current IMAX films at 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. every Friday night! Only $8.50 for one film and $5 for each additional film.

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Birch Aquarium Contest
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To enter, please complete this form by April 15.

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