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New IMAX Film Schedule!
Imax logo We have an exciting line up of IMAX films coming your way in 2010. January 1 - 17, witness the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy atop EVEREST. January 18 - 31, discover the MYSTERIES OF EGYPT set against the wondrous backdrop of the sweeping Nile and majestic Giza pyramids. Opening February 1, experience THE GREATEST PLACES and don't miss the chance to JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES, including ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico. In February, you can also take the plunge with DOLPHINS, from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia. Then, in March, look out for HUBBLE opening mid-month!

Climate Conversations: What's Powering Our Future?
Climate Conversatios Logo Join local science experts for an engaging Climate Conversation.  Professor David Rutledge of Caltech will discuss our dependence on fossil fuels, their production history and long-term supply. Bring questions for a group discussion moderated by UCSD professor, Dr. Naomi Oreskes.  

More Tuesday, January 19
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Free, pre-registration required to (619) 238-1233 x 847

Young Scientists Investigate Science from Gravity to Geology
Young Scientists Start the New Year with four weeks of exciting hands-on science in our "Young Scientists" program. Along side your preschool age child (3-5 years), you will explore the scientific wonders of the world, including: Gravity, Outer Space, Energy & the Sun, and Geology. This program is held on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and includes access to the Fleet's one-hundred plus hands-on exhibits before they open to the public!

More Wednesday, January 6, 13, 20 and 27
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

The Human Body In January, the Fleet presents THE HUMAN BODY for our monthly Spanish IMAX film presentation. The film incorporates groundbreaking computer graphics with stunning real-life images to create a day in the life of the human body. Don't miss the opportunity to see it on San Diego's only IMAX Dome screen!

MoreSunday, January 17
6:00 p.m.

What Will You Build?
Block Busters!_Father & Son The Fleet's newest exhibition, "Block Busters!" has inspired builders of all ages to construct some amazingly tall and creative structures. In November we kicked off the exhibition with a "Tallest Tower Tournament" with the Park View Little League world series champions, and the fun hasn't stopped since! Check out our Flickr page to see some of the latest creations and make sure to start sharing your "Block Busters!" photos with us on Flickr! We want to know, what did you build?
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Purchase a Gift Card to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Gift Card A gift card to the Fleet makes the perfect experiential birthday gift for someone who loves science, IMAX films and the excitement of a day at the museum! Gift cards can also be used to purchase exciting science games, toys and more in the North Star Science Store, or for delicious snacks in Galileo's Café. Plus, for a limited time, you'll get a $5 dollar gift certificate to the North Star Science Store when you purchase a $25 gift card. Purchase a $50 gift card and you'll receive a $10 gift certificate, and so on. You get the picture. Hurry in before this offer ends - gift cards available for purchase at the Ticket Counter, Galileo's Café or the North Star Science Store.

You Can Recycle Your Old Cell Phone at the Fleet
Race to Recycle With Motorola's help, you can raise money for the Fleet's education programs and do your part for the environment by getting old cell phones out of closets and kitchen drawers and into the recycling bin!  With each cell phone donated, you'll also be entered into a monthly drawing for a family 4-pack of gallery + IMAX admissions to the Fleet. To recycle your cell phone, simply bring you cell phone to the Ticket Counter. Cell phones must be working. You do not need to have the phone's accessories.

Adventurer Membership Brings Unlimited IMAX!
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If you enjoy IMAX films, now is the time to upgrade!

Adventurer ($150) members receive:
  • Unlimited IMAX admission for two
  • Free admission (entire family) to The Sky Tonight planetarium show
Upgrade to Voyager ($300) and receive even more:
All of the above, plus:
  • IMAX Dome Pre-seating Privileges
  • Six (6) more IMAX vouchers (total: 14)
With so many great films playing in January, plus new films opening in February and March, you couldn't pick a better time to upgrade.

Not a member yet? Click here. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext 713.

Join Us on Facebook and Twitter for Friday Freebies!
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Twitter logoWe love connecting with you on Facebook and Twitter! You can join our online community to receive the latest information about new films, exhibitions and special events. When you follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook, you'll also have the chance to win passes to your favorite science center! On Fridays, we'll ask a trivia question and the first person to answer correctly will win passes to the Fleet!

Save the Date!
OH! Zone
The OH! Zone Block Party is March 6, 2010!  OH! Zone raises awareness and much needed funding for the Fleet's School Scholarship Program and other educational activities. Adult guests will enjoy cocktails, engaging science experiments, a special presentation in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater, a delicious sit-down dinner, casino games, Guitar Hero on the Dome, and dancing to the tunes of a DJ.

MoreSaturday, March 6
6:00 p.m.  - midnight

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

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January Events
31 We're Open New Year's Eve!
1 We're Open New Year's Day!
4 Senior Monday: "Viruses"
5 Free Tuesday
6 Exploring Ethics: "Deep Brain Stimulation"
6 The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Cheap Talk"
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
Climate Conversations
IMAX Films
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Under The Sea

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Friday 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.

January 1, 8 & 15

January 22 & 29
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Amanda Carter, winner of a 2-pack of passes to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  Enter to win a 2-pack of passes to the USS Midway Museum.

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To enter, please complete this form by January 15th 2010.
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