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The Hidden "Easter Eggs" to Be Discovered in GUITAR
A week with exhibition creator HP Newquist taught us all about the venerable ax: history, from an 1806 six-string, steel frying pan; electric innovation through a 2012 3D printer guitar; art in the woolly mammoth ivory inlays on Carlos Santana's favored style; and creativity with Peruvian armadillo casings! Stealth science reveals the how and why of sound, amplification and guitar creation, as you learn while playing on the great interactives. Don't forget to look up at the "Strat"osphere, one of our favorite things hidden in plain sight! More>> 

The Sky Tonight Reveals the Bling on a Different Day in January Only 

Have you ever wondered what celestial objects are right above you or what a star looks like up-close? Join the Fleet's astronomer as she takes you through the constellations overhead and explores "Jewels of the Sky." The next Sky Tonight show is January 8, 2014--a special date due to the holiday. More>> 


Wednesday, January 8; 6 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Young Scientists--They're Baaaaack!
Fizz, pop, bang! Young Scientist classes return with "Kid Chemistry" the second week of January. Explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful and shocking activities! Learn about the different states of matter, the differences between mixtures and solutions and even create your own chemical reactions. More>> 

New! Suds & Science in a Pub Near You! 

Could pond scum save the world? Find out over a pint at the first of the Fleet's new community program, Suds & Science. Enjoy a night of thinking and drinking as Dr. Stephen Mayfield leads an engaging conversation about unusual solutions to the fossil fuel shortage! More>> 



Monday, January 13; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Rock in the Park Kicks Off With Common Sense, Live at the Fleet 

In celebration of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World, the Fleet's going to rock Balboa Park with a live concert series! Common Sense kicks it off on January 17, followed by Paul Cannon on February 7. Explore exhibits, buy a bite to eat, grab a cocktail and enjoy some of Southern California's best bands. More>> 


Concerts are on select Friday nights, January through March.

See The Rolling Stones and Country Music in IMAX®  

Journey through America's musical landscape in a century of change with Country Music: The Spirit of America, or rock through the European Steel Wheels tour with Rolling Stones at the MAX

and get your yayas out. These special engagement films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater celebrate GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. More>> 



Through January 5, daily at 6PM & 7PM; intermittent schedule through March

The Science of Rock: Meet, Mingle and Learn About Sounds & Stones 

Savvy San Diegans indulge at Science on the Rocks! The next party is The Science of Rock, delving into sounds and stones. Discover the facts about diamonds and take center stage in Rock Band while enjoying fun science activities, savoring sips and tasting tidbits. 21+ only. More>> 


January 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


GUITAR Exhibition: Members Receive Free Admission
Members always receive free exhibit gallery admission. Don't miss GUITAR or any of the exhibitions in our galleries! Free exhibit gallery admission is one more reason why Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. More>>

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January Events
Awesome Engineers Winter Camp
Computer Programming Winter Camps
Country Music: The Spirit of America (IMAX)
Rolling Stones at the MAX
Senior Monday
FREE First Tuesday
The Sky Tonight
Saturday Science Club for Girls
Suds & Science
Rock in the Park
IMAX en Español
Science on the Rocks
Holiday Hours:
Thursday, January 2-
Sunday, January 5
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Concert Films at
6 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Now Playing

Cosmic Collision

Enter to Win
Congratulations to Charles Crossan, winner of 2 tickets to MOPA: The Museum of Photographic Arts.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 2 all-day passes to Boomers!

To enter, please complete this form by January 15, 2014.


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