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Motion Mania exhibition
Visit "Motion Mania" at the Fleet, Opening June 20

Motion ManiaPush, pull, lift, stop, go, drop, and bounce your way to discovering more about how the world works. Find out what makes the world go round with "Motion Mania: Move Your Mind!" More than 20 hands-on exhibits turn physics into fun! Explore the universal laws that apply to everything that moves, from the type of motion that underlies the solar system, to pendular motion, fluid motion illusions, and more. Produced by the world-famous Exploratorium in San Francisco, "Motion Mania" is completely bilingual, presented in both English and Spanish.

MoreOpening Saturday, June 20

See Member Sneak Preview Below.


Adventures in Wild CaliforniaDiscover the wilds of California in an exhilarating journey, viscerally captured in ADVENTURES IN WILD CALIFORNIA. In this virtual expedition, you will careen down an icy ravine; twirl on thermals above the clouds with skysurfers; swim through the oceans with otters; excavate the very heart of a thirty-story tall Giant Sequoia with botanists and emerge from under the spray of one of California's biggest, surfable waves. Heart-pounding imagery recreates an experience of California's furthest edges few will ever know first-hand.

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Limited Engagement IMAX® Films, June 2, 5, 6, 7

June 2, 5, 6 and 7 only, the Fleet presents a limited engagement of two IMAX films. Audiences will be swept across the globe with the Academy Award-nominated film, AMAZON and the just-released film, JOURNEY TO MECCA: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta. AMAZON tells the story of the mightiest river in the world, the lifeblood for whole civilizations and home to more than 5,000 different species of fish and more than 60,000 different species of plants that live on its banks. JOURNEY TO MECCA follows the pursuits of Ibn Battuta, the famed 14th century Moroccan traveler, set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on an epic journey to Mecca, the historical and cultural center of Islam. Don't miss these two incredible films!

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Author Book Talk: Einstein's Telescope
Einsteins TelescopeJoin author Evalyn Gates for a fascinating look at the mysterious substances that constitute the bulk of our Universe, yet cannot be seen with our most powerful telescopes. Einstein's Telescope will be available for purchase at the North Star Science Store and a book signing will follow the presentation. This talk is free with admission, but tickets must be obtained from the ticket counter upon entry.

Sunday, June 7, 1 p.m.

Free with admission.

Eventos Latinos + IMAX en Español

IMAX En EspanolJoin the Fleet for a Spanish lecture, followed by the popular IMAX en Español series. "Mayan Astronomy - What Do Our Ancestors Tell Us?" will be led by Enrique Perez from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). This special lecture will address the ancient beliefs of the lost Mayan civilization. The lecture will be followed by a 6:00 p.m. showing of the IMAX film, BUGS! in Spanish.
Sunday, June 21, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

FREE Tuesday Update - Changes Effective June 2

Residents Free TuesdayAs a THANK YOU to SAN DIEGO CITY and COUNTY RESIDENTS, the Fleet offers Residents' Free Tuesday on the first Tuesday of each month. Visit the Fleet on a first Tuesday to take advantage of free gallery admission and reduced IMAX admission. City and County residents and active-duty military may purchase IMAX film admission at a discounted rate of $8.50 per person, per film.
The changes to Free Tuesday affect those planning to visit with out-of-town guests. Regular pricing applies for all visitors from outside of San Diego County. You can still bring out-of-town family and friends to the Fleet for a great price by purchasing
Passports to Balboa Park and Go San Diego Cards.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fleet this summer.

Fleet Members Are Invited to a Sneak Preview of "Motion Mania"

Fleet MembershipYou're invited to a sneak preview of the Fleet's newest hands-on exhibition. Your family will have a ball learning about every kind of motion from solar systems to pendulums and more. Present your membership card at the entrance. (This invitation is non-transferable.) Please enter through Parking Lot entrance.
  • Thursday, June 18, 6 - 8 p.m. (last entry: 7:30 p.m.)
  • Bring yourself and up to three guests
  • Punch and Cookies
Fleet membership is a great value all year long and makes an excellent Father's Day gift!
Not yet a member?  Check out our great benefits.

This Month's Experiment: Planetary Bulge
This Month Experiment


Use household materials to demonstrate planetary bulge!

Vote for the Fleet in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards
Parents ConnectWe've been nominated for Best Museum in San Diego in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards! We need your help to win. You can vote for us once a day, every day, from now until July 15 by clicking below. Thank you for your support.

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June Events
1 Senior Monday: "Human Dietary Origins"
2 Special Engagement IMAX Films
Exploring Ethics: "Facing Pandemics"
3 The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
5-7 Special Engagement IMAX Films
Author Book Talk: Einstein's Telescope
13 Saturday Science Club for Girls
"Motion Mania" Exhibition Opens
20 Family Science Day: Motion
Eventos Latinos Programming
IMAX® en Español Monthly Film Screening
IMAX Films
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See "classic" and current IMAX films at 6, 7, & 8 p.m. every Friday night! Only $8.50 for one film and $5 for each additional film.
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