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New IMAX® Film, Public
Programs & More!

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Follow the Amazon River on a 4,000 mile journey from its source in the high Andes, through the rainforest, and into the majestic Amazon basin. Filmed entirely in IMAX, footage of enigmatic Machu Picchu, river rapids and waterfalls, stunning wildlife, and cultural customs helped AMAZON earn an Academy-Award® nomination for Best Documentary / Short Subject Film (1997). Never before seen in San Diego, AMAZON makes its debut on October 1 and you can be one of the first to see the film on San Diego's only 76-foot Dome Screen!

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New Interactive Program: Climate Conversations
Climate Conversatios LogoClimate Conversations is a new series of interactive presentations led by top climate change scientists. An informative presentation by a local scientist will equip you with the necessary tools to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about current climate topics.

More Wednesday, October 14
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Free. Please RSVP to Mary French at (619) 238-1233 x 847

Dine for Science
Science Girls Don't forget to mark your calendar to "dine for science" on Thursday, October 15th at any Pat & Oscar's location.  When you present the "Dine for Science" flyer at the time of purchase, 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Fleet Science Center's educational programming. Gather family and friends for an evening of good food and fun in the name of science education!

Thursday, October 15
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Take the Ultimate Trip
Nierman challenger Learning Center public mission
The Public Mission in the Nierman Challenger Learning Center will "Return to the Moon," and you can take part. A realistic Mission Control mock-up and a 21st century Space Station will introduce you to the teamwork, technology, and drama involved in space travel. You'll work in teams to solve real-life science, technology and math problems using the Fleet's unique hands-on simulators. Participants must be in the 5th grade or older to participate, families welcome!

MoreSaturday, October 17
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

IMAX En Espanol The October IMAX en Español presentation will feature ANIMALOPOLIS in Spanish. 
ANIMALOPOLIS takes audiences on a whimsical voyage into the magical world of animals with 12 hilarious segments, each featuring a different animal. ANIMALOPOLIS will appeal to young children as well as the young at heart.

MoreSunday, October 18
6:00 p.m.

Balboa Park Family Day Halloween Celebration
Halloween at the Fleet Make it a scientific and safe Halloween adventure when you visit the Fleet on October 31 for a park-wide Family Day celebration! Kids 17 and under will be admitted free of charge with paid adult admission. Come in costume and participate in the Fleet's "science-themed" pumpkin carving contest (17 and under). Exciting prizes will be awarded in three age groups. Visit in October for more details on the contest and this special Halloween celebration.

Saturday, October 31
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Members: Your IMAX Vouchers are Transferable!
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With a new film to see, your IMAX vouchers offer a great value! Use them for free admission for you and your family or give them to friends and out-of-town guests to enjoy at the Fleet on their own. You do not need to be present when IMAX vouchers are redeemed, so they make a great gift to family and friends
One more reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long!

Ready to become a member?  Click here or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713

This Month's Experiment: Plankton
TME Plankton


Design a plankton model that will stay neutrally buoyant!

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

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October Events
Senior Monday
7 Exploring Ethics: 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
7 The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
10 Saturday Science Club for Girls
14 Climate Conversations
15 Dine for Science
17 Public Challenger Mission
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
IMAX Films
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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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MUMMIES: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Derek Bohon, winner of a family 4-pack to the San Diego Museum of Art.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to the Birch Aquarium.
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To enter, please complete this form by October 15th 2009.
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