Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
JULY  2014
Perception: See Beyond the Illusion

You've already had your mind blown by ILLUSION, right? Witness even more illusions starting July 5 at the Fleet, when the World Champion of Magic, Jason Latimer, presents his one-of-a-kind show live in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Latimer combines magic and science to create mind-blowing effects. Your jaw will drop as he shapes water, bends light, walks through solid objects, manipulates gravity-defying liquids and performs countless other illusions, all rooted in applied science. More>> 


July 5 through Aug. 31; Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)



Destination Station

Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut and to live and work in space? You'll get insights into that experience from NASA's newest multimedia exhibit, Destination Station, which lands at the Fleet on Saturday, July 12. Through hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology, the exhibit connects visitors with their place in space, communicating the real and potential impacts of the International Space Station on our everyday lives. More>> 


Opens July 12



Hidden Universe

Continue your exploration of outer space with the giant IMAX adventure Hidden Universe, which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space. View the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars and witness images of distant celestial structures, including stunning views of the Sun. More>> 


Opens July 12



Back To The Moon For Good

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Discover what humanity's future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. Showing Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. beginning July 14. More>> 


Opens July 14



Family Science Saturdays: Tinkering Skills Labs

Can you build it? Yes, you can! From soldering and sawing to hammering and drilling, hone your tinkering and building skills through a wide range of fantastic skill-based workshops. Activities free with paid admission. More>> 


Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1 to 3 p.m.



Tinkerers' Club

Our new Tinkerers' Club workshops give tinkerers of all ages even more opportunities to create in the Tinkering Studio. Join us on Saturday mornings to learn new skills and work on fun projects that you get to take home with you. This month's activities include creating a turbine, constructing a puzzle, building a catapult and designing your own wooden racing vehicle. Prices (per project): $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. More>> 


Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Geocaching Challenge

Put on your scientific sleuthing hat during this hands-on scavenger hunt conducted by the Saturday Science Club for Girls. Learn the basics of GPS and navigation, and then put your skills to the test by tracking down hidden treasure planted in Balboa Park! Girls in grades 5-8 can join the Fleet on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. More>> 


Saturday, July 12, noon to 2 p.m.


Suds & Science: New Developments in Combating Diabetes

Local researchers recently identified the protein that triggers diabetes, a significant new medical discovery. Join Dr. Jerrold Olefsky, assistant dean of scientific affairs and distinguished professor of medicine at UC San Diego, as he discusses his latest research, which reveals new insights into the origins of diabetes and the future of its treatment and prevention. This free event will be held at Tower 13 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. More>> 


Monday, July 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.



Your Ticket to Space   

Members receive vouchers valid for free IMAX and digital show admission, including our newest IMAX feature, Hidden Universe.* One more reason why Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. More>>

Not yet a member? Join today.

*Some restrictions apply. Not valid for special events.


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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
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Saturday Science Club for Girls
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Enter to Win


Congratulations to Renee Zau, last month's winner of a $20 gift certificate to the North Star Science Store.


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!

Enter to win a four-pack of tickets to see the new IMAX film, Hidden Universe, and new exhibit, Destination Station!


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


Store Spotlight
Have you ever heard that goldfish only have a three-second memory, that fingerprints are unique or that yawning is contagious? All untrue! 

Sixty Second Science: Lightning Never Strikes Twice explains 100 myths about science, and debunks many popular misconceptions.


Available in the North Star Science Store for $10.95. Fleet members always receive a discount.


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