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APRIL 2012
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An Orbiting Debris Field of SPACE JUNK Drops In - FOUR SHOWS ONLY!
Space Junk
After half a century of space exploration, science fiction catches up to reality in an orbiting junkyard of cast-off space debris falling from the skies! What is space junk? How did it get there? Just how big (and serious) is the problem? IMAX® film SPACE JUNK, narrated by Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson, is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet's increasingly crowded orbits, 22,000 miles above Earth. More>>

April 2, 3, 5 & 6
6:00 p.m.

ROCK THE DOME for Spring Break this Year!   

Rock the Dome See what the excitement is about ~ animated flights through space and fantasy landscapes, spinning abstract art and never-ending tunnels and passageways, all synched to AWESOME classic rock music. The dazzling imagery of mesmerizing retro graphics and full-dome CG is a flashback to another era - pumped through our 16,000-watt digital surround sound system in 32 million pixels on a 76-foot dome - and you help choose which song comes next! The Beatles or Rolling Stones? Led Zeppelin or Metallica? U2 or Pink Floyd? More>>

Shows April 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 during Spring Break
Check Calendar for times

Sign On for a 'VOYAGE TO MARS' - Public Mission at the Nierman Challenger Center
Nierman Challenger Center
Take the ultimate trip to MARS in our realistic 21st century Mission Control and Space Station simulators to learn about the teamwork, technology and drama involved in space travel. In the year 2076, you are the replacement crew for the current team at a permanent Mars base. On the two-year (in two hours) journey, voyagers analyze elements relating to life on the Red planet and what to expect on arrival!  Ages 10 and up. More>>

Saturday, April 7
Reserve your space today!

The Chill is On! IMAX TO THE ARCTIC Opens April 20!
To The Arctic
TO THE ARCTIC is the ultimate tale of survival, following a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. Produced by the award-winning IMAX team who brought you EVEREST, narrated by 2x Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep. This film is appropriate for all ages. More>>

Opens April 20

This film is sponsored locally by

Rockin' Robots at Family Science Saturdays in April!
Rockin' Robots
Family Science Saturdays in the Tinkering Studio will feature "Robots," as kids and adults alike create motorized contraptions that move in interesting ways and do unusual things. Make a scribbling robot that draws interesting artistic patterns. Inspired by examples of mechanical vibrating crawling toys, design and build your own bouncing shaking rockin' robot. Activities are included with admission (no extra charge) and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. More>>

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

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Tons o' Science Fun Summer Camp - Sign Up Now!
The Fleet runs weekly, half-day summer camps this year for Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-4, with camps for pre-K and Grades 5-8 on selected weeks. Choose from a wide variety of subjects and challenges, from simple chemistry to bio-tech, stars to swashbuckling, energy exploration to spy stuff - the camps are fun, educational, hands-on, and incorporate the Fleet's exhibit galleries! More>>

June 25 - August 24
Half-days 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Members Always Benefit When New Films Open!
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Don't forget that Fleet membership saves you time and money when new films open:

1.Call ahead for a members-only IMAX reservation: (619) 238-1233, ext. 3. (Reservations must be claimed at least 20 minutes before show time; always allow extra time for parking.)

2.IMAX Vouchers save you money over regular tickets.* Plus... when you run out of vouchers, purchase additional tickets at a discount.


IMAX film savings are just two(!) more reasons that Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. (Not yet a member? Join right now online.


* Reminder: always exchange your Member IMAX Vouchers at the Ticket Counter before you line up at the Theater. 

Gross Facts in Honor of "Grossology"
Each day 10 billion tiny scales of skin (dandruff) rub off your body. In a lifetime you could fill eight five-pound flour bags with dead skin. More than 100,000,000 microcreatures swim, feed, reproduce, and deposit waste inside your mouth. Your mouth is the most unsanitary part of your whole body. Thanks to science teacher and author Sylvia Banzei we learn these gross facts and more when "GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" returns this May. More>>

Returns May 26 in a Special Engagement

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April Events
Senior Monday
Spring Camp 2012
SPACE JUNK Spring Break Shows
Free Tuesday
4-7Young Scientists: Dynamite Dinosaurs
4The Sky Tonight: Mars
4Exploring Ethics: Is Henrietta Lacks Really Immortal?
7Nierman Challenger Public Mission
7Family Science Saturdays
11Young Scientists: Kitchen Chemistry
13Fridays at the Fleet
14 DNA Day
14Saturday Science Club for Girls: DNA
14Family Science Saturdays
15BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity en Español
Fridays at the Fleet
Family Science Saturdays
Fridays at the Fleet
Family Science Saturdays
Closing at 3 PM due to a Special Event
Now Playing
Space Junk

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 Born to be Wild

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

Coral Reef

To The Arctic

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 another film.
April 13, 20 & 27 
Enter to Win
Congratulations to  Sue Schneider, winner of 4 tickets to the film CORAL REEF ADVENTURE.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to the the Mingei International Museum.

    Mingei Internatinal Museum  


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


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