Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
SEPTEMBER  2014        
NEW EXHIBITION! Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Come learn about the groundbreaking research happening in one of the most important realms of science: genomics. Genome: Unlocking Life's Code unravels the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth. 


The West Coast premiere is Sunday, September 28. The exhibition was developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health's National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North. Locally sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. More>> 



Destination Station Moves on to New Frontiers

To make room for Genome, we must say goodbye to Destination Station. Only a couple days left to come see what it's like to eat, sleep, live, and work with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station! More>> 


Exhibition closes Tuesday, September 2.



Extended! Perception: See Beyond the Illusion

Due to popular demand, Perception: See Beyond the Illusion has been extended at the Fleet. Come see World Champion of Magic Jason Latimer shaping water and walking through solid objects as part of his multimedia show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater! More>> 


Through Aug. 31; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Starting September 6, Saturday and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

Make new friends and get all your tough science questions answered! We send 50 scientists to 25 bars all over San Diego for good beer and better conversation. Check out the full schedule on our website for the bar nearest you! More>> 


Thursday, September 25, 5-9:30 p.m.

Suds & Science

As if one event involving brews and science wasn't enough! The next installment of Suds & Science features Dr. Karen Pierce, Assistant Director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San Diego. She shares new evidence confirming that autism begins during pregnancy. We'll be at Waypoint Public in North Park. Register to reserve a spot


Monday, September 15, 6:30-8 p.m.



Enjoy More of the Fleet!

Upgrades are currently available to get even more out of your Fleet membership! Upgrade to Adventurer and receive unlimited IMAX admission for two and free passes to The Sky Tonight planetarium shows.


Adventurers also receive ASTC reciprocal free admission benefits to more than 250 science centers around the world. To upgrade, contact us at (619) 685-5713 or, Monday through Friday.


Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy all of the Fleet.



Last Chance for Explor-o-Rama
Last chance to play with some of your favorite Explor-O-Rama exhibits while they're still in San Diego. Explor-O-Rama heads back to San Francisco's Exploratorium on September 8. More>>


Concessions: Treats in the Theater
It's true! With our new concessions stand, you can now enjoy churros, popcorn and other treats while watching an IMAX movie! Enjoy two great films in September: Hidden Universe and Journey to the South Pacific. More>>


Tinkerers' Club

It's all ages, family fun in the Tinkerers' Club! Every Saturday, we give kids the tools they need to make their own wonderful science creations. This month's projects include creating solar-powered lanterns, building tangram puzzles, soldering circuit boards and designing pinhole cameras. More>> 


Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.



Young Scientists: Little Wizards

Preschoolers ages 3-5 (and a parent) are invited to create castles, explore spells and investigate magical states of matter in this four-week, hands-on fun science program.


Classes meet on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. The next session starts Thursday, September 11. Register here.



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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Congratulations to Earlene Hobbs-Rhein, last month's winner of two tickets to see Perception!   


This month, it could be
YOUR turn to win!      
Enter to win four tickets to The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)!

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


Store Spotlight
Turn your body into a human conductor of electricity!

Steve Spangler's Energy Stick sensing circuit is so sensitive it can detect the small amount of energy constantly traveling across your skin. Once you touch both ends, the stick will light up and buzz. It's completely safe and a fun way to learn about electricity conduction.
Steve Spangler's Energy Stick is available in the North Star Science Store for $10.99.


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