Reuben H. Fleet Science Center RHFleet eUpdate
Your Guide to the Fleet
APRIL 2010
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Spring Camps and Hubble
Hubble ImageHUBBLE is now playing daily! Don't miss the opportunity to travel into space alongside the crew of Atlantis STS-125 on the final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. It's a view of our universe you've never seen before. From the heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way to the edge of the observable universe, it's the closest you can get to space travel without ever leaving San Diego!  

HUBBLE plays daily.

TUWT posterDon't miss this limited opportunity to see THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI. Follow nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer, as they seek the best waves breaking on the reef of Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o. From astounding surfing action to the chaos of ocean storms, this film will lead you on a quest to understand one of the planet's most intriguing and dramatic phenomena.    

Tuesday, March 30:
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 1: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Spring Break Extended Hours
RHFleetThe Fleet will be staying open later March 29 - April 10 to give you more time to enjoy our exhibit galleries and IMAX films during Spring Break. On Wednesday, April 7, you can also join us for two opportunities to see "The Sky Tonight" Planetarium Show at either 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.

March 29 - April 1: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 2: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April 3 - April 6: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 7:  9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April 8:  9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 9:  9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April 10:  9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Break Camp Space Available
Summer CampIt's not too late to enroll your child in the Fleet's Spring Break Camp, running March 29 - April 2. Camps explore the science of motion and complement our "Motion Mania" exhibition. Campers will enjoy exciting science topics ranging from "Moving Without Motors" to "Scream Machines."

Summer Camp Registration Now Open! Click here for more details.

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

Wine, Vines & Climate Science
Vines & WineTest your taste buds and wet your wine palate during a special "Climate Conversations" program. Visit the Fleet to meet wine and climate science experts for a unique presentation on the effects of the climate on wine. You'll learn about our local grape growing climate, local wine production and more during a special wine tasting reception that will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.

Tuesday, April 13
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$24 members; $27 non-members. Must pre-register and be 21 years of age or older.

"Kid City" Renovation: Phase 1
Kid City"Kid City," our exhibition for kids age 5 and under will undergo renovations April 12 - 16 and reopen to the public with a new look on Saturday, April 17.  Additions include a custom "Ball Wall" with multiple chutes, tracks, pinwheels and other moving objects; a "Kid's Lab" with hands-on activities; "Discovery Boxes," and a touch-station featuring a magnifying camera for up-close exploration. An expanded grocery store will also feature a kid-size delivery vehicle for loading and unloading groceries and produce. Phase 2, to be completed in November 2010 will feature additional upgrades to the exhibition based on your feedback.

Public Challenger Mission + IMAX Discount
Challenger Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope with a simulated mission to the moon. 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. Work in teams to solve real-life science, technology and math problems using our unique, hands-on space simulators. This is a great opportunity for families to travel to space together! Plus, you can see the IMAX film HUBBLE for only $5 when you participate in the Public Challenger Mission.

Saturday, April 24
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
$15 member; $20 non-member.
Adult, families and children age 10 and older.

The Human BodyJoin the Fleet for our monthly presentation of an IMAX film entirely in Spanish. THE HUMAN BODY features groundbreaking computer graphics and stunning real-life images, that come together to create a day in the life of the human body.

Sunday, April 18
6:00 p.m.

Gift Membership at a Discount!
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As a member, you can purchase Family memberships for only $64 ($15 off the regular price). Memberships make great gifts for any occasion: Mother's Day, Graduation or just so a friend can enjoy the Fleet all year long. 
Four convenient ways to purchase gifts:
  1. In person: any cashier can help you
  2. By phone: call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713 - Monday - Friday during business hours
  3. By mail: print out this application
  4. Online
Discounted gift memberships are one more reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long! Not 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.

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

IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.
Quick Links
April Events
March 29-
April 10
Extended Spring Break Hours
March 30
TAHITI plays
March 31
TAHITI plays
April 1
TAHITI plays
April 5
Senior Monday: "Earthquakes"
April 6
Free Tuesday
April 7
Exploring Ethics Lecture
April 7
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
April 10
Saturday Science Club for Girls: "The Science of Magic"
April 13
Climate Conversations: "Wine, Vines & Climate Science"
April 18
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
April 24
Public Challenger Mission
IMAX Films

Greatest Places poster

Dolphins poster
TUWT poster
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.

April Schedule:
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Nancy Horiye, winner of a 2-pack of passes to the Fleet.

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

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