Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
AUGUST  2014        
PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion--FINAL DAYS!

Join the World Champion of Magic, Jason Latimer, as he presents his one-of-a-kind show live in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion combines Jason's mind-bending illusions with physics, psychology, mathematics and technology. Your jaw will drop as he shapes water, bends light and walks through solid objects right before your eyes. More>> 


Through Aug. 31 only! Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)



The Sky Tonight: Two Years of Curiosity

This month's live planetarium show, led by astronomer Dr. Lisa Will, will highlight the discoveries of the Mars Curiosity Rover. We all remember that the rover landed safely and started sending pictures back to Earth right away--so just what has it been up to for the past two years? Find out! More>> 


Wednesday, August 6, 7 & 8:15 p.m.



Happy Birthdays Happen Here
Birthday parties are a piece of cake at the Fleet! With more than 100 "do-touch" exhibits, entertainment is built in. Birthday parties include your own decorated room and cake and drinks for your guests, plus add-on options like fun science workshops and IMAX theater shows! More>>


Calling All Campers!
Summer isn't over yet! Summer camp registration is still available for half-day camps, which run weekly through August 22. Only limited spaces remain ... register today!


ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems
Have you puzzled over the sneakers inside a glass container in Bottle Magic? Or been dazzled by Gregory Barsamian's sculptural zoetrope, Untitled? Or taken the ultimate selfie at You. Here. Now.? ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems is open daily to distort your senses and mystify your mind! More>>

ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems was created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, pioneers of the Science Gallery Network.

Locally sponsored by
And by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund at the San Diego Foundation 


One More Reason to Become a Member 

Join us for a special members-only event featuring hands-on activities, science demos and special tours of our ILLUSION exhibition. The event takes place August 22. Current members, look for your email invitation in mid-August.


Not yet a member? Join now! Membership rates go up August 11.



Tinkerers' Club

Dream it, create it and take it home with our

new Tinkerers' Club! Join us on Saturday mornings in August as we take on out-of-this-world projects. This month's activities include designing a rocket, recreating celestial explosions, building space farms and designing solar-powered vehicles. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. More>> 



Saturdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio


Family Science Saturdays: All About Space

Every Saturday in August, the Fleet hosts fun, free workshops in our Tinkering Studio. This month,

learn about outer space and space exploration as you create launch-ready rockets, colorful planets, geometric stars and "Martian housing," all using basic household materials. More>> 



Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1-3 p.m.



Saturday Science Club for Girls: Bloomin' Botany 

Explore the beautiful science of flowers. Try your hand at botany as you dissect flowers and learn about chlorophyll. You'll even make perfume from flower petals! Saturday Science Club for Girls invites girls in grades 5-8 to join the Fleet on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. $14. More>> 


Saturday, August 9, noon to 2 p.m.



Our Mission
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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Enter to Win


Congratulations to Lisa Williams, last month's winner!


This month, it could be
YOUR turn to win!
Enter to win a pair of tickets to PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion!

To enter, please complete this form by
August 10, 2014.


Store Spotlight
Explore a microscopic world right before your eyes! Be a scientist in your own home!

The Konustudy-2 Microscope is an entertaining and educational way for your child to explore an unseen world. Its plastic body, optical glass lenses and a complete set of accessories make it suitable for even young scientists.  


Available in the North Star Science Store for $34.95. Fleet members always receive a discount.


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