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Greatest Places art From oceans of sand to frozen deserts, Earth's most dynamic landscapes fill the Fleet's giant Dome screen with color and contrast. THE GREATEST PLACES will take you on a geographical odyssey to seven amazing locations - including Greenland's giant icebergs, Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau, and Iguazu's immense waterfall. Visit the Fleet to explore beautiful landforms, amazingly complex ecosystems, and rich cultures of indigenous people who are inseparable from the places where they live.

Opens February 1

Senior Monday Lecture + IMAX® Film Only $6
Seniors at the Water Exhibit Seniors, age 65 and better, can visit the Fleet on the first Monday of every month for a remarkable discount!  Enjoy over 100+ hands-on science exhibits, an IMAX film, and an educational lecture for only $6. On February 1, Dr. Alysson Muotri of UCSD will visit for a lecture on "Stem Cells."  The lecture will examine what stem cells do and why they are so important. Don't miss this stem-ulating presentation!

More Monday, February 1
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
$6 per person, 65+

Monitor the Local Impact of Global Climate Change
Phenology flower project The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is joining forces with the San Diego Natural History Museum to collect data on the leafing and flowering of local plant species. This data will be shared with Project BudBurst, a nationwide research project that explores the effects of climate change on the plant lifecycle. You can volunteer to make regular observations of the plant species in your neighborhood! Learn more at one of our introductory workshops on February 13, February 23 or March 6.

More Saturday, February 13,
Tuesday, February 23,
Saturday, March 6
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

AAAS Comes to San Diego
AAA Slogo AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science) will hold its annual conference in San Diego February 18 - February 22. The Fleet will be taking part in a number of activities related to AAAS including "Family Science Days" at the Convention Center February 20 - 21. Stop by to browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and ask experts your science related questions.


IMAX® en Español
Monarch butterfly Join the Fleet for our monthly presentation of an IMAX film entirely in Spanish. AMAZING JOURNEYS showcases the most mysterious, spectacular and amusing migrations on the planet, from zebras in Africa to monarch butterflies in Mexico.

Sunday, February 21
6:00 p.m.

See the Latest in IMAX and Digital Dome Technology at "Dome Day"
Fleet Dome For one day only, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will host special screenings galore, including ARABIA. In this film, you will travel to an exotic and fascinating land, explore the ancient tombs of a lost city, dive the reefs of the Red Sea, and experience the Hajj-the largest gathering of people on Earth.  ARABIA will premiere on Dome Day and play every day through Sunday, February 28! Don't miss the limited time opportunity to see this film.  Additional films to be screened on Dome Day to be announced. Visit our web site for details. Regular admission prices apply.
Thursday, February 25

KEVA Planks Used to Construct Railroad Display
Keva Model Train In partnership with our neighbors at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the Fleet will host a model railroad display constructed with KEVA planks in our new "Block Busters!" exhibition. If you've tried your hand with the KEVA planks, you know that you can build whatever you can imagine! From towers reaching to the ceiling to delicate skyscrapers, we've seen you build it.
Beginning February 1, volunteers from the San Diego Model Railroad Museum will build a model railroad display, based on San Diego's Santa Fe Station. Construction will continue into March in the "Block Busters!" gallery. Visit regularly in February and March to see the progress on this unique and exciting display.

Purchase Tickets for the OH! Zone Fundraiser
OH! Zone
Tickets are now on-sale for the Fleet's annual interactive fundraiser. OH! Zone raises awareness and important funding for the Fleet's School Scholarship Program and other educational activities. Please help us continue our important work by attending, inviting your friends, or sponsoring an aspect of the fundraiser.

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6:00 p.m.  - midnight

Visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum - Free!
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Attention Fleet Members! From February 1 through March 15, your Fleet membership card is valid for FREE admission to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum - the largest indoor model railroad display in the world. Adults and young people alike will be fascinated by the museum's displays of railroads in real geographical settings around the world.
Located in the Casa de Balboa (the next building over from the Fleet). Open daily, except Monday. For more info: or (619) 696-0199.
One more reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long!
Not yet a member?  Click here. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.

Membership Reminder: Member reservations for IMAX and planetarium shows must be claimed at least 20 minutes before show time; always allow extra time for parking. Reservations not claimed 20 minutes in advance may be released for sale to the general public.

Experience the gripping story of HUBBLE, full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph. Vividly captured in IMAX, the film recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing - the Hubble Space Telescope. Accompany the space walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult task ever undertaken in NASA's history, and experience the awesome power of the launches, the heartbreaking setbacks, and the dramatic rescues of this powerful story.

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This Month's Experiment: Windmills
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Build your own windmill and harness the power of the wind!

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

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February Events
1 Museum Month
1 Senior Monday: "Stem Cells"
2 Free Tuesday
3 Exploring Ethics: "Climate Change Challenges"
3 The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
13 Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Biotech Bootcamp"
15 We're Open on President's Day!
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening

IMAX Films
Greatest Places poster

AMAZON poster

Under The Sea

Journey into Amazing Caves poster


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.

February 5, 12 & 19
February 26
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Amanda Carter, winner of a 2-pack of passes to the USS Midway Museum.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a $40 gift card to spend Valentine's Day with your sweetie at the Fleet.

Valentine's Day
To enter, please complete this form before February 10th 2010.
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