Reuben H. Fleet Science CenterRHFleet eUpdate
Your Guide to the Fleet
JUNE 2012
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Dads Free to Gross Your Kids Out - Father's Day Free at the Fleet!
Father at Grossology
Let Dad discover for himself why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky stuff at "GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body." Dads receive Free Gallery Admission with the purchase of one full-price gallery admission ticket (adult, junior or senior) on the same day. No other discounts accepted, purchase at ticket counter. Moms welcome, but not required to be grossed out. More>>

Sunday, June 17

"Grossology" is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Takeda California.
Takeda

Explor-O-Rama - Get Your Hands On Science!
Rope Squirter
Our newest Main Gallery exhibition will feature some of the all-time favorite and never-seen-before exhibits from San Francisco's Exploratorium, with opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other areas of science. Look for new challenges with  the Bicycle Wheel Gyro, Strobe Flower and  Magnetic Wave Machine; and enjoy the return of popular favorites the Whisper Dishes, Rope Squirter, and Pedal Generator! More>>

Exhibit Opens Saturday, June 16

"Check It Out" - The Fleet Now Available at Every SD City Library!
Check It Out!
The Fleet is proud to launch "Check It Out ~ The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center" in partnership with San Diego Public Library, sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan. This innovative program provides area families unlimited access to the Fleet, with circulating "Exhibit Experience Membership Cards" available for checkout at each of 36 city libraries. When library patrons check out a Fleet membership card, they receive full membership benefits for two full weeks; including free gallery admission for two adults and up to six children, discounts on IMAX® films and digital shows, and discounts at Galileo's Café and the North Star Science Store.

Available now at a library near you!

ScholarShare College Savings Plan is a proud sponsor of "Check It Out"   

 ScholarShare  

Last-In-A Lifetime Chance to View Transit of Venus on June 5!
Venus Transit
We sold out of $2 eclipse viewers and glasses at North Star Science Store for the May solar eclipse, so get yours early this time! Last chance 'til 2117 to view a Transit of Venus as it passes in front of the sun - among the rarest of planetary alignments, last seen in 2004. The transit begins at 3:06PM, visible inside the sun's disk at 3:23PM. Venus will travel across the face of the sun until sunset at 7:54PM. This is literally a last-in-a-lifetime event. Learn about it in a NEW digital short before every BLACK HOLES digital planetarium show screening, then join us at the Fleet to make a pinhole camera and watch safely - and keep those solar shades handy! More>>

Tuesday, June 5
3:06 p.m. - 7:54 p.m.
, Science Center closes at 5:00 p.m.

Become a Green Engineer at our 5th Annual Family Day!
Green Day
Learn about renewable energy and water conservation at our "So WATT" and "San Diego Water" exhibitions. Design, build and take home your very own solar-powered car! Many more hands-on activities for the entire family. Enter our drawing for a free "green" themed summer camp (Grades 1-6). Activities free with gallery admissions. More>>

 

Saturday, June 30

11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Exploring Ethics: "Overcoming Barriers to Medical Research"
Ethics lecture
"Can the Community Help Overcome Barriers to Medical Research?"  UCSD's Dr. Howard Taras explores the role of Community Agencies in finding enough people for medical research studies, especially those with a specific disease or from a particular community. Free, registration required: (858) 822-2647 / ethicscenter@ucsd.edu. For the months of July, August and September, the Ethics lecture series will be held at the Sanford Consortium Building. Please refer to the Center for Ethics website for more information. More>>


Wednesday, June 6
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

5th Annual International Autonomous Robot Competition (iARoC)
iAroC
The Fleet Community Forum hosts 15+ teams of middle and high school students competing to design and program an autonomous robot that can find its way through a set of obstacles, locate Infra-Red and visible beacons, and activate a switch at the home station.  Saturday will be trial runs, technical presentations and robot drag races; main competition on Sunday. Stop by to cheer on your favorite robot! Admission to the Wintriss Technical School iARoc robotics event is free with gallery admission.

Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24

Members Receive Free Exhibit Gallery Admission
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The openings of the "Grossology" and "Explor-O-Rama" exhibitions are great reasons to use your membership. Fleet members receive free exhibit gallery admission - always. If the building is open, you get in free. Present your membership card at the entrance to the science center and avoid waiting in line.*

 

Free exhibit gallery admission is one more reason why Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. (Not yet a member?  Join right now online.)

 

* Reminder: If you're seeing a film or digital show, always exchange your Member Theater Vouchers at the Ticket Counter before you line up at the Theater. 

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Quick Links
June Events
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Fridays at the Fleet
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ROCK THE DOME
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Family Science Saturdays
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Senior Monday
5Free Tuesday
5Transit of Venus
6Young Scientists
6The Sky Tonight: "Summer Constellations"
6Exploring Ethics
8Friday at the Fleet
9Saturday Science Club for Girls
9Family Science Saturdays
9ROCK THE DOME
15Fridays at the Fleet
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Explor-O-Rama Opens
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Family Science Saturday
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ROCK THE DOME
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Dads FREE on Father's Day
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IMAX en Español
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Fridays at the Fleet
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Family Science Saturday
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ROCK THE DOME
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iAROC Robotics Competition
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 iAROC Robotics Competition
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Summer Camps
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Fridays at the Fleet
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5th Annual Family Day
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ROCK THE DOME
Now Playing
 
To The Arctic
TO THE ARCTIC

 Born to be Wild
 BORN TO BE WILD 

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

Rock the Dome poster
ROCK THE DOME 

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET
Fridays at the Fleet
See one show for $9.50 and add an additional show for only $6.00!
June Schedule:   
6PM:   CORAL REEF ADVENTURE
7PM:  TO THE ARCTIC
8PM:  AFRICA: THE SERENGETI
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Tuyet Le, winner of 4 tickets to the IMAX film TO THE ARCTIC.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to "GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body."

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

 

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