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Your Guide to the Fleet
JUNE  2013
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler Rocks the Science in June
SOTR - Summer Sizzler
The Fleet celebrates the season of tank tops and flip flops in style at the next fun-filled Science on the Rocks party. Ring in the summer with a tasty Deadhead Rum concoction, and let them transform you into a rum expert at a tasting seminar. Take your taste buds on a trip across the Pacific by sampling Sushi On a Roll seafood and Sensational Treats' Hawaiian shave ice; then return to local tastes from The South Park Abbey and craft brews from Mike Hess Brewing, Aztec Brewing Company and Manzanita Brewing. Have fun with Slinkies, solar beads, rollercoasters and bubbles! And ride home in luxury at a discount with Uber. More>>

This event is sponsored by Mossy Toyota.  


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


On the Move!
Two Departures and a Return to Building Big 
Balls of Fire
Last chance to catch these popular exhibitions: Great Balls of Fire!, with its mysterious space rocks in all their glorious science fact and fiction, and Origins of Life, where chemistry meets art in an ongoing classic experiment. The newly refurbished KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) planks of Block Busters! reclaims the Rotunda Gallery to provide expanded inspiration and excitement for budding builders! More>>



Great Balls of Fire! departs Tuesday, June 11;
Block Busters! returns to Rotunda Gallery Saturday, June 22
Origins of Life departs Sunday, June 23


Make It, Break It, Take It--Tinkering Studio & Family Science Saturdays Rule!  
Dismantlemania - Hairdryer
In the Tinkering Studio, the air is thick with creation and flying objects from noon to 4:45PM every day! Saturdays will see families deep into "Dismantlemania!"--dissecting found objects (OK to B.Y.O.) to learn analysis and reverse engineering. Challenge Saturday (final week) culminates in contests to evaluate the re-use of parts in new creations and to draw pictures of how old or new objects work. More>>



Saturdays: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22; Challenge Saturday, June 29; 1PM-3PM


Learn All About Squishy, Symmetrical Swimmers at Saturday Science Club on June 8
Under the Sea

Kids in grades 5-8 dive in to World Oceans Day by learning the "Secrets of Squid" at Saturday Science Club! We will take an up-close look at these fascinating creatures and learn about their internal and external anatomy through the art of dissection. More>> 


Saturday, June 8; 12 noon-2PM


Visit The New Children's Museum Free
Kids playing in TRASH exhibition at NCM in front of Chris Sollars Play Fill.

Fleet members only: Present your Fleet membership card at The New Children's Museum for free admission, June 1-30. For hours and location, click here.

One more reason that membership is the best way to enjoy all of the Fleet...and more! Not yet a member?
Find out how to join! 



Make Science Fun--Volunteer at the Fleet This Summer
Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer with our Summer Camp, Museum Ambassador or Gallery Facilitator programs. Give 60 hours over the summer; we'll provide training, a T-shirt and community service letters. These positions are great for high school or college students on summer break. More>> 


Volunteer orientations June 9, June 15 & June 19!


Your Vote Counts: Fleet 40th Anniversary Fan Favorite Film Festival--Coming This Summer
IMAX fest
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we're bringing back the nine best IMAX® films of all time for a Fan Favorite Film Festival. Each week, all summer long, a top pick will play twice a day. It's your chance to revisit the peak of Everest, explore the wonders revealed by Hubble or dive with Dolphins again. 

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Vote by June 5! 

What The Big Bang Gala Raised  
RHF Gala 2013
The Big Bang Gala raised more than $341,000 in net proceeds, making it the most successful fundraising event in Fleet history. Special thanks to our Honorary Chairs Joan and Irwin Jacobs and our extraordinary event Co-Chairs Lori Fleet-Martin and Nancy Robertson. View photos of the event here


Quick Links
June Events
Dia de los Museos
Senior  Monday
FREE First Tuesday
The Sky Tonight
Exploring Ethics
Young Scientists
World Oceans Day
Saturday Science Club for Girls
Great Balls of Fire Closes
Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
50th Anniversary of First Woman in Space: Tereshkova
IMAX® en Español
International Surf Day
Summer Solstice
Block Busters! Returns to Rotunda Gallery
Origins of Life Closes
30th Anniversary of the First Woman in Space: Sally Ride
Summer Camp Starts!
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
International Autonomous Robotics Competition (iARoC)
Now Playing
Rocky Mountain Express
Cosmic Collision
Flight of the Butterflies
To The Arctic
Enter to Win

Congratulations to Rebeca Torres, winner of 2 tickets to The California Surf Museum.


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to the San Diego County Fair. 


SD Fair 2013


To enter, please complete this form by June 5, 2013.  


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