Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
MAY  2013
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Big Bang Blast--Saturday, May 11: What Have You Been Doing Over the Past 40 Years?
Gala Dancing 2012
The Fleet Science Center has been incredibly busy bringing hands-on science to the San Diego community since 1973. Now we're going to celebrate our 40th! Join us as Master of Ceremonies Matt Baylow of News 8 takes us through this incredible evening of indulgences: cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to kick off the party, a tribute to retiring Executive Director Jeff Kirsch, a sumptuous dinner and incredible desserts, a casino and dancing to the Fabulous Ultratones. Co-Chairs Lori-Fleet Martin and Nancy Robertson are keeping a few special surprises a secret. You won't want to miss it! Join the fun at the BIG BANG Gala.

BIG BANG Gala proceeds will benefit the Fleet Science Center and the new Innovation Fund.


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Saturday, May 11; 6 p.m. to Midnight

"That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler" Invites You to Dive Right In
The Fleet's Summer Sizzler!

The fourth installment of the ever-popular adults-only event series, Science on the Rocks, is coming up in June. You'll be swept away by waves of fun. Create your own mini roller coaster, inspired by Belmont Park, and discover what a Slinky and surfing have in common. Enjoy summertime snacks and libations and have a (beach) ball. Tickets go on sale in May. More>> 


Thursday, June 13; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Moms Love Science. Give Her a Mother's Day Gift She'll Cherish--a Fleet Membership (at a Discount)
Square Wheels
Current members can purchase a Family membership for $67 (a $17 discount). Any Ticket Counter cashier can help you. Or call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.

One more reason that membership is the best way to enjoy all of the Fleet. More>>

Not yet a member? Find out how to join!  

Sunday, May 12, is Mother's Day 


Fun at the Engleman Energy Playground
The Engleman Family
The Engleman Family
Vic and Louise Engleman were recently honored for their longtime involvement with the Fleet Science Center at a dedication ceremony of the Engleman Energy Playground in Kid City. Their enthusiastic support of Kid City and the Tinkering Studio is a gift that continues to introduce the wonder of science to the Fleet's youngest visitors. Thank you, Vic and Louise.


Love Science and Engineering? Saturday Science Club for Girls: It's a Discovery Thing
Saturday Science Club for Girls
This month, kids are invited to construct out-of-this-world launching devices. The immediate goal: a mineral-rich asteroid needed for scientific research. Each month offers new sessions and new topics. Don't miss out! Boys are welcome too. More>>

Saturday, May 11; 12 noon to 2 p.m. 


Adventure Spelunking--and More Exhibit Time, Too. IMAX® en Español Moves to 4PM
Amazing Caves
To allow our Spanish-speaking film fans more time to enjoy the Fleet's exhibit galleries on their visit, IMAX en Español films now screen at 4PM. Many of our 100+ hands-on exhibits for all ages feature bilingual explanatory text. Check out Journey Into Amazing Caves in May, taking you through underwater caverns in the jungles of Mexico and ice caves in Greenland. More>>

Sunday, May 19; 4 p.m. 


Star Light, Star Bright--the Space Geek Team Suggests You Check Out the Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter  
Venus & Jupiter
VenusJupiter2008 ©Stephen O'Meara
The Fleet's Space Geek Team keeps us apprised about what's up in the sky. "Like" us on Facebook for the latest stellar news. May 4-5, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower is visible after midnight; May 10, Australians can view an Annular Solar Eclipse; May 25 marks the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, a slight darkening of the moon. But the May 28 conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, a rare alignment of two bright planets, will be incredibly beautiful in the evening sky--watch for it!

Tuesday, May 28: conjunction of Venus and Jupiter


Ready for a Summer Full of Science? Try Summer Camps
Young Tinkerers
Don't let your kids miss out on Summer Fun for Everyone at the Fleet. Blast off into space, discover the science behind magic and use forces to make roller coasters. Dive into these science topics and much more at the Fleet summer camps.

Register Now! Camps run June 24-August 23.


Quick Links
May Events
Origami with Bruce Gemmell
The Sky Tonight
Exploring Ethics
Family Science Saturdays
Senior Monday
Free First Tuesday
Young Scientists
Family Science Saturdays
Family Science Saturdays
IMAX en Español: 4 PM
Family Science Saturdays
You're Invited!
Big Bang Gala

40th Anniversary

Big Bang Gala

Saturday, May 11, 2013

6 p.m. to Midnight  


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Now Playing
Rocky Mountain Express
Cosmic Collision
Flight of the Butterflies
To The Arctic
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Karen Johanson, winner of 4 tickets to The Birch Aquarium.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 2 tickets to the California Surf Museum.

California Surf Museum


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


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