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MAY 2012
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Young Scientists Begin New Session 8: "Awesome Outer Space"
Young Scientists
Little explorers can learn the shapes and sizes found in "Awesome Outer Space" - in "Inner Planets" they'll rover through Mars, Venus and, Earth; "Outer Planets" discovers the gas planets & giant red spot on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; "Astronaut Training" lets them tour the Challenger Mission, train as future astronauts and make helmets; and for "Rockets," blast off stomp rockets and alka-seltzer rockets! Preschoolers age 3-5 and their parent explore the scientific wonders of the world through experimentation, investigation and scientific questioning. Four 4-week sessions run monthly either Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning. Limited to 8 students per class; includes guided exploration of the science galleries. 9AM-10:30AM; $75/session (members), $85/session (non-members).  More>>

Sessions begin May 9, 2012 - Register today!

Switch It On with "Circuits" at Family Science Saturdays in May!
Family Science Saturdays
Family Science Saturdays in the Tinkering Studio will feature "Circuits" - can you complete the "Circuit Circuit"? Test your skills in finding unique ways to perform a simple task of turning on a light bulb or fan. Expand your thinking and learn about electric circuits along the way. Design and build your own on/off switches using simple materials you might find around the house. 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.  


An A-Z of the FLEET's Science Fun at Summer Camp! - Sign Up Now!
Summer Camp 2012
A-Z of Summer Camp: Astronauts, BioTech, Blow Stuff Up, Castles, Crowns, and Catapults; Chemistry, Contraptions, Construction, Cooking, EcoTech, Energy, Forensics, Green Engineering, Hobbies, Human Body, Magic for Muggles, Recycling, Robotics, SciFi, Shocking Forces, Spies, Superheroes, Swashbuckling, Technology, Tinkerers, Wizards, Women Scientists and Zoom! Sorry, Body Basics, eCamp, Gross & Gooey, Super Solar System and Toy Lab already Sold Out. Weekly half-day camps for Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-4, with camps for pre-K and Grades 5-8 on selected weeks. Camps are fun, educational, hands-on, and incorporate the Fleet's exhibit galleries! Call (619) 238-1233 x806 More>>

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

Take Mom TO THE ARCTIC for FREE on Mother's Day!
To the Arctic
Photo credit: © 2012 Florian Schulz.
We're offering moms free admission to the new IMAX® film TO THE ARCTIC on Sunday, May 13. Purchase one ticket for TO THE ARCTIC for any member of the family at full price and receive one ticket free for mom to see the same show. Members may redeem an IMAX voucher in lieu of purchasing a ticket and will receive one ticket free for mom to see the same show. Offer available at the ticket counter only, restrictions apply. More>>

Sunday, May 13.

This film is sponsored locally by

Don't Be Left Adrift when Exhibition "Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists" Closes May 13!
Last chance to be sucked in by gravity so powerful that light cannot escape and matter drawn in is lost forever! The exhibit "Black Holes" has delighted many who have explored what we know, don't know, and think we know about one of the world's greatest space mysteries-black holes. Don't miss your final chance to be disoriented as the search for evidence of real black holes distorts the once-familiar surrounding universe - don't be left behind when it implodes in an intergalactic singularity and departs our orbit! More>>


Daily, Exhibition must close May 13! 

Watch the Annular Solar Eclipse with Eclipse Viewing Glasses from North Star Science Store!
Photo Credit © Dennis L. Mammana.
Sunday afternoon, May 20, the sun's surface will be 77% covered as seen from San Diego in the first solar eclipse in 2012; visible from 5:27PM to 7:43PM, with maximum eclipse at 6:39PM. This annular solar eclipse, where the Moon blocks most of the Sun, will be the first to be seen from the United States in 18 years and the first to be visible from Earth in more than 2 years. Eclipse viewers and glasses will be available at the Fleet's North Star Science Store for $2 (incl. tax), along with safe viewing tips. The eclipse will also be seen from eastern Asia and the northern Pacific. should NEVER look at the SUN without proper protection ... including eclipses of any type! Watch our website for more details.

Sunday, May 20! 

Stinky. Crusty. Slimy - "GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" Returns May 26 by Popular Demand!
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Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at "GROSSOLOGY," our most popular exhibit ever in its 2007 visit. Based on the best-selling book, this exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more. Take a "Tour du Nose," make the "Burp Machine" release a giant belch, explore the role of the kidney in "Urine: The Game" or climb a large-scale replica of human skin - and discover the mysterious ways your body's biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. More>>

Returns May 26! Special Engagement through January 1, 2013 only!

Volunteering: It's in Your DNA!
And you don't have to be a Rocket Scientist to apply! From the Learning Labs to the gallery floor to behind the scenes administration, every volunteer is an invaluable addition to the Fleet family! For more info and to apply online, click here. Special summer volunteer opportunities, including Summer Camp Counselors, are available - let us know of your interest on your application. If your time is limited, many of our regular six month positions can be shortened to three for the summer. Teens can get a jump on community service hours for high school and gain valuable experience that looks great on college and job applications, so spread the word!


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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. Theater 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 one 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. 

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May Events
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The Sky Tonight: "Saturn"
Exploring Ethics: "Human Subject Research"
Young Scientists: "Kitchen Chemistry"
5Family Science Saturdays
7Senior Monday: "Forensics"
9Young Scientists: "Awesome Outer Space"
11Fridays at the Fleet
12Saturday Science Club for Girls: "Bees, Buzzing & Begonias"
12Family Science Saturdays
18Fridays at the Fleet
19Family Science Saturdays
20IMAX en Español: BORN TO BE WILD
25Fridays at the Fleet
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BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity

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See one show for $9.50 and add an additional show for only $6.00!
May 11, 18 & 25  
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Francis Warren, winner of 4 tickets to the Mingei International Museum.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to the IMAX® film TO THE ARCTIC.

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


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