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FREE IMAX Summer Splash
FREE IMAX® Summer Splash
Stay cool with FREE IMAX films at the Fleet! For a limited time only, receive one FREE IMAX film with purchase of a full price gallery admission. You must present the Summer Splash coupon at the ticket counter at time of purchase. Starting today, you can go UNDER THE SEA to an octopus garden with a leafy sea dragon or surf Mavericks with pro surfer Jeff Clark in ADVENTURES IN WILD CALIFORNIA. Each week in August, we're bringing back one of your favorite films to give you more chances to visit the Fleet and experience an IMAX adventure for less. August 1 - 9, join an expedition across the country with two of the nation's most famous explores in LEWIS & CLARK. August 10 - 16, witness a dramatic true story of strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy on the world's highest mountain in EVEREST. August 17 - 23, JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES including ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico. August 23 - 31, don't miss your chance to discover the MYSTERIES OF EGYPT set against the wondrous backdrop of the sweeping Nile. What are you waiting for? Now's the time to visit the Fleet! 

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Calling All Summer Campers
Young TinkerersAs summer nears end, the fun doesn't have to stop! The Fleet can provide your child or grandchild with an educational, fun and memorable experience before school starts. Secondhand Science, Robotics Garage, Go Green, Art-ology and Head to Toe camps are still accepting campers for our August sessions.

More Week Long Camps Available August 3 - 21

Spend an Evening Beneath the Stars
Palomar ObservatoryVisit Palomar Observatory on a special Fleet Astronomy Tour. You'll steal a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest and most famous telescopes in the world, the historic 200-inch Hale Telescope. Then, learn about astronomy from the experts and look through telescopes to locate planets, stars and constellations in the night sky atop Palomar Mountain. Pre-registration is required.

Palomar picnicNew! Box dinners are now available for Palomar Tours from Galileo's Café. For the value price of $9, a sandwich, your choice of two sides, and a drink will be waiting for you when you arrive at your designated pick-up location. Reservations for meals must be made 48 hours in advance of your tour. Contact Client Services at (619) 238-1233 x. 806 to book your "Palomar Picnic."

MoreSaturday, August 15, 3:00 p.m. - midnight
Saturday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. - midnight

Last Chance to Visit Giant Worlds
Giant Worlds"Giant Worlds" will be leaving the Fleet after Labor Day Weekend - don't miss your last chance to visit. Discover which Giant Planet has the fastest winds in the Solar System, play "Friend or Foe," and learn about Saturn's 50+ moons before it's too late. 

MoreThrough September 7

Fleet Inquiry Institute for Teachers
FII 2009Teachers are invited to attend a week-long workshop as part of the 2009 Fleet Inquiry Institute. In this exciting week-long immersion you will:
  • Experience inquiry as a learner
  • Compare different approaches to teaching hands-on science
  • Explore a variety of questioning strategies
  • Rework current lesson plans to be more student-centered
  • Collaborate with other teachers from all over the region
A $50 registration/application fee is fully refunded to you after you attend all 5 days of the institute. The course may also be taken for UCSD-extension credit. Deadline for application is August 3rd. Pre-registration is required. Email
Local ABC affiliate, KGTV recently stopped by the Fleet to get a closer look at the Fleet Inquiry Institute and the teachers participating in the July session. Watch their video about the institute here!
August 17 - 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Members: Make your Fleet Membership
Go Even Further!
RHFleet Membership
  1. Effective immediately (for a limited time only), members get 15% off in Galileo's Café. Stop by for a healthy salad or sandwich and save more. Plus...  
  2. Use your IMAX vouchers to bring your family and out-of-town guests to the Fleet at no extra charge. IMAX vouchers are transferable and you do not need to be present when they are redeemed.  
  3. Ready to enjoy even more value? Upgrade your membership right now:
  • Adventurer - Family benefits, plus free, unlimited IMAX admission for two
  • Voyager - Adventurer benefits, plus IMAX Dome pre-seating + 6 more IMAX vouchers (total: 14)
To upgrade, contact Tamra Kirl at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.  If it's the middle of your membership year, we'll pro-rate the difference.
One Three more reasons why your Fleet membership is a great value all year long!

Not yet a member?  Click here.

This Month's Experiment: Dry Ice
RHFleet Dry Ice


Cool Summer Science with Dry Ice!

City of San Diego and San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

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August Events
Senior Monday: "Monitoring Cancer Cells"
5 Exploring Ethics: "Who Owns Your Genes?"
5 Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
8 Saturday Science Club for Girls
Palomar Observatory Tour
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
Click Here for Limited Engagement Films Playing in August
IMAX Films
Under The Sea

Fridays at
the Fleet
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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Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Janet Loza winner of a family 4-pack to visit the Fleet's newest exhibition "Motion Mania!"

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Win tickets to visit the Quail Botanical Gardens
The Quail Botanical Garden
To enter, please complete this form by August 15th 2009. Only one entry per person. Winner will be notified after that date. Eligible entries must be completed with name and contact information.
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