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Your Guide to the Fleet
MARCH 2010
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
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Expand Your View of Our Universe
HUBBLE POSTERTravel 380 miles into space to join NASA on their last mission to service the greatest telescope in history. Experience up close the awesome power of the launches, the heartbreaking setbacks, and the dramatic rescues of this most powerful story. Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings and discover the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and the profound impact it has had on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

Opens March 19

Spring Camps Return March 29 - April 2
Spring Camp 2010 Push, pull, lift, stop, go, drop and bounce your way to discovering more about how the world works in this camp designed to complement our "Motion Mania" exhibition. Topics explored each day range from "Circus Science" to "Balls, Bats, and Bungees." Campers may sign up for a single day or enroll for the entire week.

More Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grades 1-2 & 3-4
$40 per day members; $45 per day non-members

NEW! Second Planetarium Show Added to "The Sky Tonight"
Stars in our Milky Way An 8:00 p.m. show has been added to our popular "The Sky Tonight" planetarium show series. Now, you can join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. to view the San Diego sky as it appears on the night of the planetarium show and learn about special topics in astronomy directly from a live astronomer. To give you the most optimal viewing experience, seating is limited to 250 people per show. Advance online ticket purchase is recommended if you would like to guarantee a seat at a particular time. Galileo's Café will also stay open until 7:45 p.m. so you can grab a delicious and healthy dinner before the planetarium show. "The Sky Tonight" is 45 minutes long.

More The first Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Balboa Park Science Family Day
Be an astronaut for the day Be an astronaut for the day! Travel 380 miles into space to join NASA on their last mission to service the greatest telescope in history in the just released film IMAX® HUBBLE. Make your very own spectroscope similar to the instrument used on the Hubble Telescope to measure the light coming from distant stars and more!

MoreSaturday, March 20

Free Gallery Admission All Ages
$8.50 IMAX All Ages

Forces of Nature image Join the Fleet for our monthly presentation of an IMAX film in Spanish. Witness the Earth at its most powerful. FORCES OF NATURE showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms, as well as the scientists who study them.

Sunday, March 21
6:00 p.m.

Star Party with NASA Special Guest and SDAA
Child gazing the starsIn collaboration with the 2010 San Diego Science Festival, we will host a "Star Party" where visitors of all ages will have the chance to peer at the universe through large telescopes, rub elbows with NASA engineers and preview the new IMAX film, HUBBLE.  Following the film, the San Diego Astronomy Association will host "Star Viewing" outside on the Prado.

Thursday, March 25More
6:00 p.m.

Reuben H. Fleet Birthday Celebration
Reuben H. Fleet It's our birthday, but you get the gifts! Just like the awesome birthday parties many families hold at the Fleet, we're observing a very special birthday! Visit the Fleet on Saturday, March 6 to help us celebrate the birthday of Reuben H. Fleet. You'll have the opportunity to win gift certificates to the North Star Science Store and other great prizes throughout the day when you see an IMAX film.
Saturday, March 6
Close at 3pm for OH! Zone fundraising event.

Visit TWO Museums Free in March!
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Only for Fleet Members! During March, visit two museums absolutely free:
  1. SD Model Railroad Museum: now through March 15
    The largest indoor model railroad display in 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.
  2. The New Children's Museum: March 1 - 31
    Explore their new exhibition, Animal Art.  Located at 200 West Island Avenue (at Front Street) in Downtown San Diego. Open daily (except Wednesday). For more info: or (619) 233-8792.
Present your membership card at the admissions desk of both museums for free entry.

One Two more reasons 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.

This Month's Experiment: Ocean Acidification
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Investigate the acidity of the ocean.

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

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Quick Links
March Events
1 Senior Monday: "Social Networks"
2 Free Tuesday
3 Exploring Ethics: "Who Owns the Data?"
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
6 Fleet Birthday/OH! Zone
13 Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Voyage to Mars"
20 Balboa Park "Science Family Day"
20 DNA Day
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
Star Party
IMAX Films


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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.

March 5 & 12:

March 19 & 26:
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Patricia Garret, winner of a $40 gift card to the Fleet.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a 2-pack of passes to the Fleet's new IMAX film HUBBLE.

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To enter, please complete this form before March 15th 2010.
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