Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
MARCH  2013
Rocky Mountain Express
Forty and Fabulous!
40th Anniversary
Forty years ago, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened its doors and brought interactive exhibits and the world's first IMAX® Dome Theater to San Diego. Today, the Fleet inspires minds and connects individuals to science and technology through more than 100 "do touch" exhibits for all ages and amazing IMAX films and planetarium shows in the recently renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Celebrate with us! Our year-long birthday celebration features a blockbuster exhibition, incredible events and dynamic educational experiences. More>>

Celebrate beginning Saturday, March 9.
The fun continues all year long! 


SciTech Girls Asteroid Challenge--Landing an Unmanned Probe on an Asteroid
SciTech girls
Members of our after school program emulate scientists attempting to land an unmanned probe on an asteroid. They must design a device for an Earth-based test to safely deploy scientific instruments from a spacecraft to three vastly different areas on a simulated asteroid. Watch them use skill, ingenuity and teamwork to successfully land their probes! More>>

March 2, 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Funding for SciTech is provided by the Motorola Foundation, UTC Aerospace Systems, Beyster Foundation, NASA and Time Warner Cable. 

Motorola Foundation  UTC Aerospace Systems  Time Warner Cable

All Aboard the Rocky Mountain Express!
Rocky Mountain Express
Rocky Mountain Express recreates one of the greatest engineering feats in history, the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, as it retraces the original route aboard majestic steam engine 2816. Roar through deep river canyons, high mountain passes and breathtaking landscapes, and learn the rugged history inherent in this alpine nation-building odyssey of Canada's first transcontinental railway! More>>

Opening Saturday, March 9! 


Join Us for Pi Day and Albert Einstein's Birthday!
Pi Day
Celebrate the most famous irrational number as we salute the foundations of mathematics. Contribute your digit to a giant participatory art piece, a paper Pi chain that spirals down to the floor as infinite links are added. Write a Piku (not haiku) for the poem wall, with a rhyme scheme of three, one, four, evocative of roundness, math or science. See a second film for only $3.14! More>>

March 14


Theater Vouchers--Your Ticket to Rocky Mountain Express!
Rocky Mountain Express
With free theater vouchers for IMAX films and digital shows, Fleet membership saves you money on every visit. Click here for full details. Not yet a member? Ask any Ticket Counter cashier. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713. Remember: Membership is the best way to enjoy all of the Fleet! More>> 


Science on the Rocks: Pizza, Pinot & Pi!
Pizza, Pinot & Pi
Meet local vintners from Bernardo Winery, Orrin Vineyards & Winery, La Serenissima and Rock Canyon Vineyards and share their expertise "In Vino Veritas" and samples of their "Nectar of the Gods." Get wine-tasting tips on how to correctly sample your pinot. Be a Piku poet and help complete the longest Pi Chain. All while having fun, dancing and indulging in tempting tastes from Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, Barleymash and Uptown Tavern! More>>

March 14; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 


Science Fun for All at Science Family Day! 
Children having fun at Family Science Saturday
This event kicks off the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival with all-ages activities. Discover space rocks in Kid City, create a parachute and container to safely land on rocky terrain in the Tinkering Studio and check out Correia Middle School's robotics team demonstrating their latest critters! On the Prado, investigate how mass, velocity and impact affect how craters are formed. Free gallery admission for kids 12 and under accompanied by a paid adult. More>>

March 16; activities 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Origins of Life, Where Science and Art Intersect
Origins of Life
Continue Miller and Urey's investigation with all the classic trappings of early experiments mimicking the chemical and energetic conditions of early Earth--glass tubing, gas bottles, bubbling liquids and zapping electricity--in a dynamic art installation that also recreates these famous science explorations of how life might have begun on Earth! More>>

Opens March 16 


Excite Kids' Minds at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering!
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
Celebrate innovation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in March! Fleet events include Science Family Day March 16, and Science Misconceptions: "Theory" Does Not Mean What You Think It Means! with local science experts on March 21. Check out our booth at Expo Day at Petco Park on March 23 for hands-on activities and an explosive stage show! More>>

March 16-23    



The Fleet's Science Family Day and Expo Day activities at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering are sponsored by ScholarShare.   


Quick Links
March Events
Family Science Saturday
4Senior Monday
Free Tuesday
The Sky Tonight
Exploring Ethics
Family Science Saturday
Saturday Science Club for Girls
Family Science Saturday
IMAX en Español
Family Science Saturday
Family Science Saturday
Save the Date!
Big Bang Gala

40th Anniversary

Big Bang Gala

Saturday, May 11, 2013

6 p.m. to Midnight 

Now Playing
Rocky Mountain Express
Cosmic Collision
Flight of the Butterflies
To The Arctic
Tales of the Maya Skies

Enter to Win
Congratulations to Carol Haney, winner of 2 tickets to the Heritage of the Americas Museum.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!

Enter to win 4 tickets to Rocky Mountain Express.

Rocky Mountain Express     

To enter, please complete this form by March 15, 2013.  


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