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MARCH 2012
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Achingly Beautiful CORAL REEF ADVENTURE Returns!
Coral Reef
A spectacular once-in-a-lifetime journey across a wide range of coral reefs in the South Pacific with Del Mar's veteran underwater filmmakers/ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall. From Australia's Great Barrier Reef to a coral reef-sustained village in Fiji; dazzling underwater worlds filled with unusual and exotic inhabitants, and vast stretches of bleached coral decline. As you fall in love with the reefs, your heart will ache at the tragic, irretrievable loss of these fragile worlds. Directed by Greg MacGillivray, music by Crosby Stills & Nash, narrated by Liam Neeson. The Giant Screen Theater Association named it the best film achievement of 2003. More>> 


Returns Wednesday, March 1 

Kids Explore the Universe in SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET  

Cardboard Rocket Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and with the help of a magical astronomy book, their vivid imaginations blast off on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System. Gasp in amazement at the huge planet Jupiter, find out what Saturn's rings are made of and discover the secret of the cardboard rocket. With knowledge and imagination, we can travel anywhere in our minds - not even the sky is the limit - so let our new state-of-the-art digital projection system put YOU smack in the center of the universe! For ages 3 to 10. More>>

Begins March 3
Saturday/Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

A Night Out to Expand Your Consciousness - ROCK THE DOME!
Rock the Dome 'Rocker Girl' Coe Lewis is our Guest DJ for the premiere of ROCK THE DOME, our new nighttime digital extravaganza, with classic rock music set to dazzling imagery and full-dome CG. On the radio longer than any other female in San Diego, she's interviewed everyone from the Stones to Van Halen, the perfect host for a flashback to another era!  Imagine Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Metallica and more - pumped through our 16,000-watt digital surround sound system with mesmerizing retro graphics in 32 million pixels on a 76-foot dome - and you help choose which song comes next! Sit back, relax and be completely immersed in a 360-degree swirl of imagery and music! More>>

Special Engagement, Saturday March 3, watch for more dates!
7:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Last Chance to Buy YOUR Ticket for the 11th Annual OH! ZONE Interactive FUNdraiser!
Oh Zone 2012

Friends of the Fleet invite you to join them at the best party of the year! "The OH! Zone is my favorite "un-gala" of all time!" says Lori Fleet-Martin. "I have been involved in the planning since our 1st Annual, 11 years ago. Each year brings a different and interactive aspect to this "fun"draiser. The best part is that it benefits the math and science education of our local San Diego county students." This year, enjoy dinner, live DJ, casino games and 'A Little Scene' FlipBooks to document your fun ~ along with the "School Scholarship Auction," which over nine years has provided Fleet field trips to more than 100,000 students and their teachers each year - almost a million local students! With Science...the future is in Technicolor! Join the fun by calling (619) 238-1233 x830 or buy your ticket online.   

Saturday, March 10
6:00 p.m. til Midnight 

Free Gallery Admission for Science Family Day
Family Science Day
In partnership with the 2012 SD Festival of Science and Engineering, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center hosts Science Family Day, with free gallery admission all day, for all ages. Special hands-on activities 11AM-3PM - preschoolers can make their own take home litter bugs in "Kid City"; older kids can visit the new "Tinkering Studio" to make magical shrinking plastic key chains. IMAX® and digital planetarium shows discounted to $9.50 each. More>>

Free admission all day sponsored by             Free Hands-On Activities provided by 
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Saturday, March 17
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Drifting on Alien Winds Lecture, Book Signing & Planetarium Show
Drifting on Alien Winds As part of the 2012 SD Festival of Science and Engineering, the Fleet hosts a lecture/book signing with Mike Carroll, author of Drifting on Alien Winds: Exploring the Skies and Weather of Other Worlds in the Heikoff Dome Theater followed by a screening of our new digital planetarium show BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity. Books available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Free telescope star gazing sponsored by Oceanside Photo and Telescope outside after the show, weather permitting. Adults $12, Junior/Seniors $10. No discounts, reservations or vouchers allowed. Purchase online in advance. Seating is limited.  More>>
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Tuesday, March 20
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Members Receive Discounts on Education Programs!
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Ready 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 film, digital show and 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.

3.2.1. Blast Off! Sign Up Now for OUT OF THIS ORBIT! Spring Camp 2012!
Out of this Orbit camp
Discover the wonders of space during the Fleet's Spring Break Camps: 'The Terrestrial Planets', 'The Gas Giants', 'Stars, Galaxies and Beyond', 'Living in Space' and 'Rocket Science: 3.2.1. Blast off!' Explore the outer reaches of our solar system in our new "Black Holes" exhibition, learn about space travel by building rockets, and blast off on a simulated mission to the International Space Station in our Nierman Challenger Learning Center. Sign up for a single day or the entire week. Grades 1-2 & 3-4. More>>

Monday - Friday, April 2-6
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Mushy, Oozy, Crusty, Scaly, Stinky - and Back by Popular Demand this MAY - "GROSSOLOGY!"
"GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" is a fun, exciting and educationally stimulating exhibition based on the best-selling book GROSSOLOGY by science teacher Sylvia Branzei. Designed for children ages 6 to 14, the exhibit features interactive stations which teach the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more. Animatronics and imaginative exhibits explain how and why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, stinky things that many people think are gross. More>>
Returns May 26 in a Special Engagement through January 1, 2013!

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March Events
Fridays at the Fleet
3Family Science Saturday: Material Science
5Senior Monday: Apollo's Legacy
7Young Scientists: Dynamite Dinosaurs
7"The Sky Tonight" Spring Constellations
7Exploring Ethics: Understanding Science
9Fridays at the Fleet
10Family Science Saturday
10OH! Zone Fundraiser
10Saturday Science Club for Girls: Forensic Detectives
16Fridays at the Fleet
Family Science Saturdays: Material Science
Science Family Day
IMAX en Español: RESCUE
Drifting on Alien Winds: Lecture & Planetarium Show
Fridays at the Fleet
Family Science Saturday: Material Science
Fridays at the Fleet
Family Science Saturday: Material Science
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Coral Reef

RESCUE IMAX film poster

Born to be Wild

Black Holes digital show
BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity

Rock the Dome poster
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Fridays at the Fleet
See classic and current IMAX films every Friday night! Only $9.50 for one film and $6 for each additional film.
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Raquel Clark, winner of 4 tickets to the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to the IMAX film CORAL REEF ADVENTURE!

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To enter, please complete this form by March 15, 2012.


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