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MARCH 2011
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
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Slime Science Every Saturday in March

Slime ActivitySlide into our Discovery Lab for slime science! Have fun making oozing observations with gak, goop and more. $2 with admission. More>>

Dates: Saturday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Tornado AlleyNavigating the "severe weather capital of the world," TORNADO ALLEY documents one of nature's most awe-inspiring events. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you're surrounded by gale force winds, torrential rains, and unrelenting hail on the giant IMAX® Dome screen. More>>

 Opens Friday, March 18

New Exhibition: "Cellular Journey"

Cellular Journey rendered image What is a human cell? What is a stem cell? What purpose do these cells serve? Find the answers to these questions and more at the Fleet's newest exhibition opening this month! Among the interactive exhibits, you can play cellular pinball to launch a "stem cell" on its path to become a specific type of cell. More>>
The "Cellular Journey" Exhibition is sponsored by the Life Technologies Foundation.  

Opens Saturday, March 19

Balboa Park Science Family Day

Joshua WurmanFree gallery admission for visitors of all ages from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the kick-off to the San Diego Science Festival! Meet Joshua Wurman from the popular TV series Storm Chasers and the new IMAX film TORNADO ALLEY. Plus, the DOW (Doppler on Wheels) truck, designed by Wurman, and equipped with a unique mobile radar and weather predication system will be here. The DOW was used in the new IMAX film to observe tornadoes at close range. Now YOU can climb aboard the DOW to see how it works. IMAX films will be discounted to $8.50 each for all ages. Visit the new "Cellular Journey" exhibition to participate in wheat germ DNA extraction. Kids age 5 and under can explore their own fingertips and make a fingerprint picture to take home in "Kid City." More>> 

ScholarShare College Savings Plan is a proud sponsor of Science Family Day activities at the Fleet.

Saturday, March 19
Special Activities:
11:00 a.m. - 3:00  p.m. 

Tornado Thursday: Meet Dr. Karen Kosiba from TORNADO ALLEY
Karen KosibaSee a screening of TORNADO ALLEY with a special presentation by the films' storm-chasing meteorologist, Dr. Karen Kosiba. Hear about the T.I.V. - a 16,000 pound armored vehicle that carried the storm-chasers and scientists into tornado territory to capture footage of the birth of a tornado and the most comprehensive weather data ever collected. More>>
Thursday, March 24
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
$20 per person includes IMAX film and lecture, all ages.

Tornado Friday: Meet Dr. Richard Alley

Richard AlleyMeet Dr. Richard Alley, one of the world's leading climate researchers and host of the soon-to-be-released mini-series Earth - the Operators' Manual. Dr. Alley will share his experience in making the mini-series and enlighten guests with an "Everyman's Guide" to sustainable energy resources and opportunities. He will also sign copies of his newly released companion book to Earth - the Operators' Manual after each show. Plus, take in a screening of the Fleet's new IMAX film TORNADO ALLEY. More>>

Friday, March 25
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
$20 per person includes IMAX film and lecture, all ages.

Climate Conversations: "Climate Change and San Diego's Water Supply"
Water Exhibit
San Diego is literally at the end of the pipe when it comes to water supplies. 80% of San Diego's water is imported. Climate change will likely have a strong impact on the availability of water in San Diego's source regions. Presenter David Pierce, an analyst in the Climate Research Division at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, will describe the effects climate change is likely to have on San Diego's water supply and examine the issues in the context of population growth and water technology development. More>>

Tuesday, March 29
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free, no admission required

Members Receive Discounts on Education Programs!

Membership faces iconReady to sign your child or grandchild up for one of our Spring Break Camps? Don't forget that members save on all education programs. Members also receive discounts on (1) purchases in the North Star Science Store and Galileo's Café, and (2) on IMAX and The Sky Tonight planetarium show tickets.
Discounted education programs are just one great reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long. Not yet a member? Join right now online.

This Month's Experiment: Crystal Ball Bubble
TME: Crystal Ball Bubbles



Amaze your friends with this cool crystal ball! It may not tell the future, but everyone will be impressed when you explain the science behind dry ice. DO try this at home!

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March Events
Free Tuesday
2"The Sky Tonight" Planetarium Show
2Exploring Ethics Lecture
5Slime Science Activities
7Senior Monday: "Language"
12Slime Science Activities
12Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Mysterious Meteorology"
19Balboa Park Science Family Day
20IMAX en Español: AMAZON
24Tornado Thursday
24Tornado Friday
26Slime Science Activities
29Climate Conversations
IMAX Films
Tornado Alley IMAX

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Ultimate Wave Tahiti

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.
7PM:  Private Event
8PM:  Private Event

No Fridays at the Fleet. Join us for the "Tornado Friday" special engagement.

Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Grazyna Sarmiento, winner of a family 4-pack of passes to visit the new SPACE exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Musem.


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a family 4-pack of passes to visit the Fleet to see the new IMAX film TORNADO ALLEY and visit the new "Cellular Journey" exhibition.

To enter, please complete this form before March 15th 2011.
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