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Summer IMAX films
Summer Checklist: IMAX® Films
Public at the movies Take flight with the largest passenger airliner in the world, see the universe through the extraordinary lens of the Hubble Space Telescope, and experience some of nature's most intense waves alongside nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater.  Now's your chance to cool off at the Fleet and experience IMAX as never before! Watching these films on the Fleet's 76-foot tilted Dome Screen is the ultimate theater going experience. Plus, IMAX admission includes entrance to 100+ fun hands-on exhibits - it's one of the best deals in town!

Limited Engagement IMAX Screening
Legends of Flight imageSee a screening of the new IMAX film, LEGENDS OF FLIGHT, for a special limited engagement run Wednesday, August 18 through Sunday, August 22. LEGENDS OF FLIGHT explores aviation history for the ultimate flying experience with some of today's greatest pilots. See how the airplanes of the 20th century helped influence the radical new design of 21st century aircraft. See how high tech manufacturers around the world use modern technology to coordinate the design and construction of new aircraft and fly in the cockpit with chief test pilot Mike Carriker as he takes the new 787 Dreamliner on its first test flight.

Show times daily August 18 - 22

Take the Ultimate Trip!
Challenger Embark on a once in a lifetime "Voyage to Mars" during a public challenger mission. You'll experience life as an astronaut and use high-tech hardware to explore the planetary geology of Mars, weigh components needed to build a probe and more. The Fleet's Challenger Learning Center offers San Diego's only realistic mission simulator. Sign the entire family up for the trip of a lifetime! Then, continuing exploring and enjoy free admission to the Science Center's 100+ hands on exhibit galleries.
Saturday, August 7
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Bio Bonanza
Public activity Interact with scientists on the leading edge of bioscience research at the Fleet's fourth annual extravaganza of hands-on activities and biotech demonstrations. Extract DNA, use micropipettes, observe with microscopes and participate in more family-friendly activities all about the biosciences! Bio Bonanza activities are included free with gallery admission.

Saturday, August 21
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Animalopolis brown bear Visit the Fleet Science Center for San Diego's only presentation of Spanish language IMAX films on the third Sunday of each month.  The August feature is ANIMALOPOLIS. Go on a whimsical voyage into the magical world of animals and discover singing lions, bears that waltz and sea lions turning somersaults! This is a family friendly film that will be enjoyed by "kids" of all ages.

Sunday, August 15
6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to 250 Science Centers Around the World!
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Planning your summer vacation? Trying to save money at the same time? Remember that your Fleet Science Center membership card is valid for free exhibit gallery admission at over 250 science centers around the world.   
  To take advantage of this benefit:
  1. Locate a science center where you will be traveling here.
  2. Call at least 48 hours in advance
  3. Some restrictions may apply
Free admission at other science centers is 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.

Fleet Science Center is LEED Silver Certified

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center solar panelsThe U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M) for its sustainable efforts. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance, environmentally responsible buildings. The Fleet Science Center is the first building in Balboa Park to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Reminder: Hours Update
The Fleet Science Center is open at 10:00 a.m. daily.  Summer 2010 hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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August Events
Senior Monday: "Chaparral & Wildfire"
Free Tuesday
Exploring Ethics Lecture
"The Sky Tonight" Planetarium Show
Public Challenger Mission
Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Animation Studio"
IMAX en Español Film Screening
Bio Bonanza
IMAX Films
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti


The Living Sea Key art

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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.

August Schedule:
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Henry Nash, winner of a 2-pack of passes to the San Diego History Center.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a 4-pack of passes to the California Surf Museum.

California Surf Museum

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