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APRIL 2011
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
April issue
Spring Break Camps: You Can Still Register
Spring Cam There's still time to register your child in Spring Break Camp, running April 4 - April 8. "Crazy Chemistry" spring campers will explore the bases of chemistry though loud, colorful and shocking activities! Kids in grades 1 - 2 and 3 - 4 will make a lava lamp, test for acids and bases, investigate slippery slime, create glowing concoctions and whip up crazy chemical reactions. Sign up for a single day or enroll for the entire week. More>>
Summer Camp Registration for Pre-K through grade 8 camps are now open. Click here for more details.


Tornado Alley The new IMAX® adventure TORNADO ALLEY is now playing daily! You'll be blown away by the film on the Fleet's giant 76-foot IMAX screen in a you-are-there experience. Feel the adrenaline as a 200 mile-per-hour tornado chases filmmaker Sean Casey in his indestructible Tornado Intercept Vehicle, the TIV. More>>

"Cellular Journey" Interactive Exhibit Experience

Cellular Journey logoThe new "Cellular Journey" exhibition is now open. Stop by to play "cellular pinball" or explore the inside of a human cell on a unique virtual scooter. In conjunction with the new exhibition, we are launching a new interactive lecture series. Dr. Evan Snyder, Program Director, Professor Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology from Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute will visit the Fleet to discuss stem cell basics. More>>

Join us Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Soaring Science Every Saturday in April 

Soaring ScienceEvery Saturday in April, kids ages 5 to 12 can float by the Fleet's Discovery Lab to explore gliders, rockets and catapults! 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  More>>

Extended Hours for Spring Break 

RHFleet The Fleet will be staying open later April 2 - April 16 to give you more time to enjoy our exhibit galleries and IMAX films during Spring Break. On Wednesday, April 6, you can also join us for two opportunities to experience The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show at either 7:00 or 8:15 p.m. More>>

April 2 - April 5: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 6:
10:00 a.m. - 8:15  p.m. 
April 7:
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 8: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00  p.m.
April 9 - 16: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


NanoDay Investigate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, and get an up-close look at nano materials. Plus, you can investigate super thin materials used in solar cell technology, forces stronger than gravity and sand that doesn't get wet - even under water! More>>

Join us Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities free with admission

Climate Conversations: "Getting Serious About Global Warming"
Climate Conversations
Join David G. Victor for a discussion about the progress that's been made to halt global warming. Then, participate in our Climate Conversation to decide how the recent string of conferences are forcing governments to get more serious about this looming issue. Based on Professor Victor's recently released book Global Warming Gridlock, the program will conclude with a book signing, and the book will be available for purchase. More>>

Join the conversation Monday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

New IMAX Film Opening May 13, 2011
Born to be Wild
BORN TO BE WILD is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. Through the film, you'll meet orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them - saving endangered species one life at a time.

A special pre-opening showing of this film will be held on Mother's Day, Sunday May 8 to raise funds for the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI). Meet Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas from the new film and learn about the work OFI is doing to support the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Save the date. Details and ticket sales to be announced. More>>

Opening May 13, 2011!

Traveling on Spring Break?   

Membership faces iconDon't forget that your Fleet membership card is valid at more than 250 science centers around the world (including 20 right here in California). Check for a science center on your next visit and take your Fleet card along for extra savings. Some restrictions may apply. Always contact the science center you wish to visit at least 48 hours in advance.
Free admission to other science centers is just one more reason that Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. Not yet a member? Join right now online.

This Month's Experiment: Color Changing Milk
April's This Month Experiment



Watch the April edition of This Month's Experiment to see the Fleet make a color explosion! Using supplies from your kitchen, your little ones will be amazed by this project. Even preschoolers will be fascinated by the colors as they pulse through the liquid. DO try this at home! !

Chance to Inform New Environmental PBS Program and Win $100    

The Fleet has partnered with the producers of an upcoming PBS-television program, Earth the Operators' Manual, to find out what you think about current environmental issues. As part of the evaluation of the program, researchers are inviting you to take an online survey on or before April 9th, 2011. Survey respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link to take the survey: If you have any questions about the survey or the evaluation, please contact Camellia Sanford, by phone at (812) 333-8883 or e-mail at . Thank you for your feedback.

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April Events
Soaring Science
4-8"Crazy Chemistry" Spring Camps
4Senior Monday: "Coding for Flash Memories"
5Free Tuesday
6The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
6Exploring Ethics Lecture
9Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Sound Science"
Soaring Science
12"Cellular Journey" Interactive Lecture Series
16Soaring Science
23Soaring Science
25Climate Conversations
27Young Scientists "Storybook Science" Session Begins
30Soaring Science
IMAX Films
Tornado Alley

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Born to be Wild
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.
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