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JUNE 2011
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June: Identity & Geometry Playground
"Geometry Playground" Opens June 11
Geometry Playground Throw your entire body into a whimsical exploration of math at the new "Geometry Playground" exhibition. Fun, hands-on exhibits will have you playing a goofy game of hopscotch, climbing a structure of giant multi-sided blocks, crawling through corkscrew tunnels and creating geometric works of art, all while exploring the patterns, angles, arcs and shapes that make up the most visible branch of math. More>>

Father's Day Weekend - Dads Visit for FREE! 

Father's Day Together with your Dad, check out the new exhibition "Geometry Playground" where you can challenge each other to a whacky game of hopscotch! Or put your engineering skills to the test and build something together in "Block Busters!" Dads receive free gallery admission Saturday, June 18 or Sunday, June 19 with the purchase of one full-price gallery admission ticket on the same day. You can also add on an IMAX film for just $4.50/adult and $3/child/senior. Paid admission may be Adult, Junior or Senior. No other discounts accepted. Purchase at the ticket counter. More>>

Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19

"Identity: An Exhibition of You" Opens June 25

IdentityHair color, sense of humor, friends - what are we made of? Find out at the new "Identity" exhibition as you explore your unique physical, psychological and social self with a series of unique interactive experiences. Take a spin on the "Who Shares Your Skin" wheel to see who else in the world shares your skin color. Explore how smells can tell you something about yourself, or "hear" your personality in a musical art piece. These and many more hands-on experiences will be on display at the Fleet during the "Identity" run June 25 - September 25, 2011. More>>

June IMAX® Films  

June IMAX moviesVisit the Fleet to take in three exciting IMAX® films in June. Follow storm-chasing scientists and IMAX film maker Sean Casey in the action-packed and adrenaline-filled adventure TORNADO ALLEY. Meet adorable baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who care for them, in the heart-warming story BORN TO BE WILD. Join astronauts on the final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope and glimpse unparalleled views of Earth's celestial neighborhood and extraordinary images of galaxies billions of light years away in HUBBLE. More>>

Green Day

electric car Become a green engineer at the Fleet's 4th annual family "Green Day" celebration. Design, build and take home your own solar-powered car. Learn about renewable energy and water conservation at the "So WATT" and "San Diego's Water: From Source to Tap" exhibitions. More>>
Saturday, June 25
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Camps Still Open for Registration  

Summer campsThere's still time to register your kids for a week, or more, of scientific exploration and hands-on fun! Half-day summer camps begin June 27 and run through August 26. Camps still open for registration include "Hobby Shop," "Rock Hounds" and more! To register, call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 or click here. More>>

Registration Fees: $80 members; $90 non-members per week.

Family Science Saturday: "Sound Science"   

Sound Science activity Every Saturday in June, kids can blast into the Fleet's Discovery Lab to find out how sound is created and how it travels! Special activities are $2 with admission. ScholarShare College Savings Plan is a proud sponsor of Family Science Saturdays at the Fleet. More>>

Saturdays in June from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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Father's Day Gift Membership - Discounted for Current Members!   

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Membership makes the perfect Father's Day gift. If you are a current member, you can purchase Family memberships for only $64  ($15 off the regular price). Memberships are the perfect gift for graduation, birthdays or any occasion at all!


Three convenient ways to purchase a gift: 

1. In Person: any Ticket Counter 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 and mail it in

Discounted gift memberships are one more reason that the Fleet membership is a great value all year long! Not a member yet? Click here. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.

*Reminder: always exchange your member IMAX vouchers at the Ticket Counter before you line up at the theater.

This Month's Experiment: Color Magic

Watch the Fleet's June edition of This Month's Experiment to discover the hidden colors in a marker! You won't believe your eyes as a black line explodes into a rainbow of color! DO try this at home!


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June Events
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
1Exploring Ethics Lecture
4Sound Science
6Senior Monday: "Decoding Depression"
7Free Tuesday
11Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Amusement Park Physics"
11Sound Science
Sound Science
25Green Day
25Sound Science
Summer Camps Begin
IMAX Films
Tornado Alley

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.
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Pat Graniel, winner of a family 4-pack of IMAX tickets to the new film BORN TO BE WILD.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 2 passes to visit the Mingei International Museum.

Mingei Internatinal Museum 

To enter, please complete this form by June 15, 2011.
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