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'Tis the Season for SANTA VS. THE SNOWMAN - Post Xmas Pix on Facebook!
Santa vs the Snowman on Facebook
What is your favorite holiday photo, past or present? Don't wind up on the "naughty" list - to celebrate the return of family fave SANTA VS. THE SNOWMAN, please post it on our Facebook page (pix w/Santa or a Snowman get extra attention, but not necessary!) And come see this all-out, riotous battle for Christmas, as the Snowman and his minions square off against Santa and his elf army for the rights to the worldwide gift delivery franchise of the jolly man in red - running through the holidays. On December 15, several winners will be selected, each to win 4 IMAX passes. "Like" us on Facebook today!  More>>


"The Military Goes Green" - How They're Reducing Their 'Carbon Bootprint'       

The Military Goes Green Join the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center for a night on the USS Midway to learn how the nation's single largest user of energy is cutting back on fossil fuel to save lives and billions of dollars. Colonel Dan Nolan (US Army retired) and Mr. Stephen Worthington (Navy Region Southwest) will tour the many ways in which the military is making efforts to reduce its "Carbon Bootprint." The night will include specific details, featured in the PBS series, EARTH: The Operators' Manual, illustrating measures the different branches within the US Military are taking and their local impact. FREE event. Limited seating. Reservation required. For more info or to register, please visit More>>

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Aboard the USS Midway

Recycling Cool Stuff into Imaginative Creations in the "Tinkering Studio"
Tinkering Fun hands-on challenges for all ages: design and construct simple mechanical toys from recycled materials, make origami and Spirograph artwork, build marble "roller coasters" using tubes and ramps, or create "digital bling" using colorful LED lights, batteries and accessories. Families work together experimenting and collaborating on creative activities designed to spark curiosity and foster exploration, following in the inventive footsteps of Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison in the new and improved "Tinkering Studio," returning by popular demand!
 Free with gallery or IMAX combo admission. 

The Tinkering Studio was made possible by a major gift in honor of Grace and Jeffrey, and generous grants from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation and the Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust.

Opens Tuesday, December 27

Volunteering: It's In Your DNA - Become a Museum Ambassador
We are looking for enthusiastic, service minded individuals to share their time and talents with us. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that are essential to fulfilling our mission to inspire lifelong learning in the fields of science and technology. Submit an application online or at the ticket sales counter and Join Our Team! For further assistance and questions, please contact the Volunteer Programs and Training Manager at More>>

Gift Membership at a Discount
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Getting ready for the holidays? We can help! As a member, you can purchase Grandparent and Family memberships for only $67 ($17 off the regular price). Memberships make great gifts for any occasion, and there are four easy ways to purchase one. Print this application and send it by mail, or go online to make the purchase!

Discounted gift memberships are one more reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long!

Not yet a member? Click here or call the Membership Office (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.

The Great White That Almost Got Away: Moby Dick, the Opera and WHALES
A unique presentation by Dr. Nicolas Reveles, SD Opera's Geisel Director of Education and Outreach, and Dr. Ann Bowles, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist with the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute; sharing dramatic audio and visual highlights from the new opera Moby-Dick, based on Herman Melville's 19th century literary masterpiece (opening in February). Then follow giant cetaceans on the 76-foot fulldome screen in the IMAX® film WHALES ~ blue, orca, sperm whales and humpbacks ~ traveling thousands of miles from the frigid coast of Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii; featuring spectacular underwater footage. Tickets will be pre-sold at starting in December. Admission is $6 per person, all ages. Please note this is a special presentation and there will be no discounts or vouchers of any kind accepted

Tuesday, January 10
Time: TBA 

Digital Dome Installation Underway, to Open with BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity
Black Holes
The installation has begun on a state-of-the-art, fulldome giant screen digital projection system that will augment the existing IMAX® projector in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater with one of the most comprehensive and powerful immersive fulldome experiences available today. The new projection system promises to take our popular The Sky Tonight planetarium shows to a new level, featuring stunningly immersive visuals and incredibly realistic simulations of cosmic phenomena. The Fleet's first-ever daily public planetarium show, beginning February 4,  will be BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity, which guides you through other-worldly wormholes to experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Our next live Sky Tonight planetarium show, using the new system, will be Wednesday, February 1st. (Dates Subject to change) 


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December Events
December Nights
Fridays at the Fleet
5 Senior Monday
6 Free Tuesday
6 "The Military Goes Green"
7Exploring Ethics: "What the Public Needs to Know About Clinical Trials"
7 The Sky Tonight Replaced by HUBBLE
9 Fridays at the Fleet
16 Fridays at the Fleet
Fridays at the Fleet
Tinkering Winter Camp: "Engineering and Structures"
26-27 ROCKY MOUNTAIN IMAX screening
27Tinkering Studio Opens
27Tinkering Winter Camp: "Simple Machines"
28Tinkering Winter Camp: "Tinkering Tessellations"
29Tinkering Winter Camp: "Crazy Contraptions"
30Tinkering Winter Camp: "Inventions"
30Fridays at the Fleet
IMAX Films
Santa vs the Snowman

Rocky Mountain Express

Under The Sea

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.
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This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to the Chula Vista Nature Center.

   Chula Vista Nature Center  


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


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