Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
OCTOBER  2014         
Drink In the Science

Come party with the Fleet at The Science of Spirits: Craft Cocktails on Thursday, October 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. San Diego's top cocktail makers will be mixing up libations and providing a behind-the-scenes look at the science of their craft! Tickets available online or at the ticket counter.


Thursday, October 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

NEW EXHIBITION! Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code is now open! Come learn how genomics has increased our knowledge of human origins and investigate how genomics may point to ways to stop deadly epidemics in their tracks. Genome: Unlocking Life's Code unravels the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth. More>>  



Suds & Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing

Enjoy a pint and learn about your genetic ancestry at our next Suds & Science event! This month we meet at Wang's North Park to hear a talk from Lynn Jorde from the Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, and Charmaine Royal of the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity & Difference, Duke University. They'll discuss the scientific basis of genetic ancestry testing and its implications for our concept of race. More>> 


Monday, October 20, 7-8 p.m.

Become a Fleet Member
Fleet members always receive free admission to our exhibit galleries, including Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. Members also save on IMAX and theater show tickets, purchases at the North Star Science Store and Galileo's Café. Your Fleet membership supports education programs that reach more than 115,000 people throughout San Diego.

Not yet a member? Click here.

Fantastic Night of Sleepover Fun

What if you could spend all night at the Fleet? Would you stay up late exploring and playing with all the exhibits in our galleries? Or would you watch your favorite IMAX movie? What if there was a scavenger hunt and fun science workshops, too? Could you fit it all into one night? Sign up for our Fleet Science Sleepover Party and find out! More>> 


Saturday, November 22, 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, November 23, 8:30 a.m.

Holiday Parties Are More Fun at the Fleet
The holidays are coming up. The Fleet is the perfect place to host your holiday party! With dozens of hands-on exhibits to explore, your guests will never get bored. We can host your personal soiree or your company holiday party. If you book before Halloween, we'll take 10% off the price. More>>


What's Your Genotype?

Saturday, October 11, is DNA Day. The Fleet hosts scientists from the Salk Institute and UCSD to lead fun workshops on DNA extraction and genetic history. You'll be amazed by how much science is available at your fingertips. Free with gallery admission. More>> 


Saturday, October 11, 12-3 p.m.


Halloween Family Day

Balboa Park is full of fun on Halloween Family Day. At the Fleet, kids five and under can make Pasta Skeletons in Kid City. Inventors and mad scientists of all ages can create Frankentoys in the Tinkering Studio. Kids 12 and under get free gallery admission with paid adult admission (limit two kids per adult). More>> 


Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Access Science Program Is a Winner
Recently, Mission Federal Credit Union representatives presented a check of $5,000 to Fleet Executive Director Steve Snyder. The grant will provide schools in need with field trips to the Fleet or Science On the Go programs delivered to the schools. Thanks, Mission Fed, for helping the Fleet empower students with hands-on science. For more information about how you can help, click here.

Teacher Open House

The Fleet invites teachers to join us for a fun and informative evening just for them. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the exhibits, take part in hands-on activities and learn about the new educational programs we'll be offering this year. Catered refreshments will be provided. RSVP now! 


Thursday, October 9, 4 p.m. to 6:30 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 Melinda Carter, last month's winner of four tickets to the Museum of Photographic Arts!


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  


Enter to win a four-pack of tickets to the New Children's Museum!


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


Store Spotlight
Watch the next solar eclipse with Eclipse Shades and Eclipse Viewers.

Did you know there is a partial solar eclipse coming up on October 23? Get the full effect and safely see the eclipse with Eclipse Shades and Eclipse Viewer Cards.


Avoid the rush and get yours now! Both are available in the North Star Science Store for ONLY $2.78.



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