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See Sean Casey & the Tornado Intercept Vehicle
Sean Casey & the TIV IMAX film-maker Sean Casey and his custom-built "Tornado Intercept Vehicle" (known as "the TIV") are taking a special road-trip to San Diego to meet fans and visitors here at the Fleet Science Center! Like our page on Facebook for details about an opportunity to win a ride in the TIV with Sean! You can also win 4 tickets to see TORNADO ALLEY and meet Sean Casey when you construct a TIV out of the materials of your choice and upload a picture of your creation to our Facebook page! More>>

Saturday, August 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Return to the Moon" on a Public Challenger Mission
Nierman Learning Challenger Center
Take the ultimate trip! A realistic Mission Control mock-up and 21st century Space Station will introduce you to the teamwork, technology and drama involved in space travel. Work in teams to solve science, technology and math problems using our hands-on space simulators. High-tech hardware and computer modules enhance the realistic feel of the mission control and space station. Astronauts may monitor and test life support systems, work in the clean room to build, test and launch a space probe, or use isolation station robots and glovebox workstations to analyze extraterrestrial samples.

Must be 10 years or older to participate. Families welcome to fly together. More>>

Saturday, August 6
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Identity: An Exhibition of You" Closes September 25
From the physical to the psychological, visitors of all ages are getting an entirely new perspective on what makes each member of their family unique. There's something at the Fleet for everyone in your group. Kids 5 and under can't get enough of the hands-on experiences in "Kid City," adults and kids are rediscovering that math is fun at the whimsical "Geometry Playground" exhibition, and there's never too little time to build a towering block structure with hundreds of wooden KEVA planks. See you soon! More>>


Family Science Saturdays in August: "Forensic Detectives"   

Forensic Detectives Every Saturday in August, piece together the clues and crack the case in this fun just-for-kids mystery! Special activities take place in the Discovery Lab and are $2 with admission. More>>

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

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Saturdays in August from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Parent & Child Share Feedback on "Young Scientists"
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Four-year old Wesley and his mom Karen have been taking part in the "Young Scientists" program for a number of months. They can recall all of the sessions they've participated in, including "Transportation," "Space," "Weather," and "Kitchen Chemistry" classes - where the favorite activity was ice-cream making. Wesley told us he looks forward to Friday because that's the day he gets to come to the Science Center to see his teachers. Mom Karen shares, "I love that it's all hands-on which is ideal for this age and the small class size." Each week she looks forward to Wesley learning about new science topics from his teachers who, "explain things so well to the kids to help them learn about the concepts." If you are interested in exploring hands-on science exploration with your preschool-age child or grandchild, sign up for the next session of "Young Scientists." More>>


Free Admission to 250 Science Centers
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Planning your summer vacation? Trying to save more? 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 

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 yet? Click here or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.


*Membership Reminder: Always arrive 20 minutes before a film starts to exchange your member IMAX Voucher at the Ticket Counter before you line up at the Theater.   

Mark Your Calendar for Free Admission on Grandparents Day
Grandparents day
Save the date! On Sunday, September 11, we're partnering with ScholarShare College Savings Plan to offer free admission to grandparents and their grandchildren visiting the Science Center together!


This Month's Experiment: Leaky Bag

Watch the Fleet's August edition of This Month's Experiment to see how to poke a hole in a bag of water without making a mess. DO try this at home!  


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August Events
Senior Monday: "Pollinators in Peril: What's Up with Bees?
2 Free Tuesday
3 The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
3 Exploring Ethics Lecture
6 Public Nierman Challenger Learning Center Mission
6 Family Science Saturday: "Forensic Detectives"
13 Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Dive into Oceanography?
 Family Science Saturday: "Forensic Detectives"
20 Meet Sean Casey and See the TIV
20 Family Science Saturday: "Forensic Detectives"
 Family Science Saturday: "Forensic Detectives"
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 $9.50 for one film and $6 for each additional film.
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Andrea Lazos, winner of a family 4-pack of tickets to visit the "Geometry Playground" and "Identity" exhibitions at the Fleet.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a family 4-pack to the Fleet to see the IMAX film of your choice!



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


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