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Your Guide to the Fleet
MAY 2010
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Build Your Own Solar Car
Green DayCelebrate "Green Day" at the Fleet with hands-on activities about renewable energy the entire family can take part in. You can build a solar-powered car that you'll be able to take home with you, interact with local scientists, and visit our hands-on exhibition "So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy." You can also enter to win 1 free week at one of the Fleet's Green-themed Summer Camps for your child in grades 1 - 6.

Saturday, May 22
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Speed Cubing: Rubik's Cube Competition
Rubik's Cube Puzzle pros converge at the Fleet for the 5th Annual San Diego Rubik's Cube Competition. You can enter to compete or watch "Cube Masters" tackle a series of mind-boggling events, including solving the iconic puzzle in less than 30 seconds... or while blindfolded!  Plus, learn how basic mathematical algorithms make solving the puzzle quick and easy.

If you would like to compete in this tournament you must pre-register. Click here to register.  

Saturday, May 29
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Newly Renovated "Kid City"
Kid City "Kid City" recently underwent a week of renovations and now offers entirely new visitor experiences for you and your children age 5 and under! Make plans to visit "Kid City" to check out an all-new interactive "Ball Wall" with multiple moving parts that will inspire awe and excitement. You and your young scientist will love exploring different objects up close with the "Scope on a Rope," or take a ride to the grocery store in the all new delivery vehicle!  "Kid City" is open daily.  

HUBBLE - Your Ticket to Space
Eagle Nebula The reviews for our new IMAX film are in and we're not the only ones who are starstruck! The review from Access Hollywood calls HUBBLE, "Breathtaking, Extraordinary and Awe-Inspiring."  Popular Science Magazine says, "This is Hubble's lasting contribution. And to this contribution, IMAX HUBBLE pays a fittingly supersized tribute. Go see it." Don't wait, experience HUBBLE and the feeling of being suspended in space, when you see it in our Dome Theater.

Plays daily

Register for Summer Camps
Summer Camp The Fleet runs weekly, half-day summer camps from June 28 through August 27. Camps are for grades 1 - 2 and 3 - 4, with additional camps for pre-kindergarten and Grades 5 - 8 on selected weeks. All camps incorporate the Fleet's exhibit galleries and are designed to be educational, hands-on and fun. 2010 camp topics include: "Backyard Science," "Superhero Science," "Toy Lab," "Energy Explorers," "Science Safari," "Survivor Science," "Astronaut Camp," "Robotics Garage" and much more!

Registration Fees:

$80 members; $90 non-members, weekly.

Palomar Observatory Tours
Palomar Observatory Spend an evening with one of the largest and most famous telescopes in the world! See the historic 200-inch Hale telescope, hear an astronomy guest speaker, and spend an evening stargazing under the night sky atop Palomar Mountain.

Upcoming Tours: June 19 and July 17

Mother's Day Gift Membership at a Discount
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Membership makes the perfect Mother's Day gift.  Current members can purchase a Family membership for only $64 ($15 off the regular price).  And don't forget graduations, birthdays or any occasion at all.   
Four convenient ways to purchase a new membership:
  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.

The Fleet in the Community
Del Sur logoVisit the Fleet in the community when we visit Del Sur this month. Test your building skills by participating in a "Tallest Tower Tournament" with KEVA planks from our popular "Block Busters!" exhibition. Shea Homes will also be providing free drinks and snacks, see you in Del Sur!

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

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May Events
First 1,500 Visitors Receive Free Admission
Senior Monday: "Astronomy in the 21st Century"
Free Tuesday
Exploring Ethics Lecture
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Saturday Science for Girls: "PicoCrickets"
IMAX en Español Monthly Film Screening
"Green Day"
Rubik's Cube Competition
IMAX Films

Greatest Places poster

Dolphins 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.

May Schedule:
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Alan Schretzmann, winner of a 2-pack of passes to the Maritime Museum.

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

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To enter, please complete this form by May 15th2010.
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