Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
NOVEMBER  2014         
Science Sleepover Fun

Would you like to spend the night in the museum with us? You can stay up late to watch IMAX films, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the science center and explore all of the Fleet's exhibitions until the sun comes up! Join us for our upcoming Science Sleepover to experience all this and more. Sign up by Wednesday, November 12! More>> 


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

Membership Means Value

Did you know that for most families a Fleet membership pays for itself after only two visits? Sign up to become a member today and visit us as often as you'd like during the holidays and all year long. This is the best way to make sure you see all the great exhibitions we have planned for 2015, such as Circus! Science Under the Big Top and Imaginate.


Not yet a member? Become one now!

An Inspirational Story of Modern Medicine

The Fleet is excited to welcome Noah and Alexis Beery. The twins are featured in the exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, and you can meet them in person on November 15!

Diagnosed early in life with cerebral palsy, the twin's conditions seemed to get worse as they got older and seemed to resemble cerebral palsy less and less every year. In 2009, the technology for genome sequencing became available for the twins and changed their lives. Don't miss this opportunity to hear their story. More>> 


Saturday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Senior Monday Examines Energy

The first Monday of every month is Senior Monday. This month Dr. Philip Pryde, a specialist on environmental policy, will give a lecture about the strong and weak points of different renewable energy sources. The lecture will be followed by a special screening of the IMAX film Forces of Nature. Both the lecture and film are open for anyone, with reduced rates for seniors. More>> 


Monday, November 3, 10:30 a.m. lecture; noon theater show; seniors $8, adults $17.95.

Start Early With Science
Does your child, ages 3-5, love to explore and experiment? Young Scientists is for him or her! This month budding scientists will explore projects and experiments around snow, ice and other winter wonders. Sessions run monthly, four weeks each. Limited to eight students per class.

Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning, 9-10:30 a.m.
Sign up or get more information.

Suds & Science: Attack of the Viruses

The topic for our next Suds & Science event will be Attack of the Viruses: From Flu to Ebola. Enjoy a pint and listen as UCSD physician and researcher Dr. Farhad Bryan Imam talks about the biology of viruses and how to distinguish between science and media hype. More>> 


Monday, November 10, 6:30-8 p.m. at Ortega's, 141 University Ave., San Diego CA 92103

Winter Camps for Kids
Keep the learning going during the winter break! The Fleet offers full-day camps this winter for kids in Grades 1-3. Each day is filled with fun, educational, hands-on science activities.

Register online or by calling (619) 238-1233 ext. 806. Dates are December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31 & January 2. 


The Fleet Remembers Pat Carter

Long-time Fleet champion Pat Carter passed away in early October. Pat's primary community interest was the development and promotion of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. She served many years of thoughtful stewardship on the board of trustees and was instrumental in shaping the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center through her leadership and commitment. One long-tenured staffer remembers, "She was one class act." Pat was beloved by many and will certainly be missed.   


Full obituary

Military Family Day
On Saturday, November 9, the Fleet partners with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the San Diego Military Family Collaborative to invite military families to enjoy the Fleet for free in celebration of our new traveling exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. Military families who have registered for the event will receive free admission to the Fleet, and all visitors to the science center that day can enjoy complimentary hands-on activities and a military resources information fair amongst the interactive exhibits. More>>


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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November Events

Family Science Saturday
Senior Monday
FREE First Tuesday
The Sky Tonight
Young Scientists
Tinkerers' Club
Family Science Saturday
Saturday Science Club for Girls
Military Family Day
Suds & Science
Noah and Alexis Beery
Tinkerers' Club
Family Science Saturday
Beery Twins
Tinkerers' Club
Family Science Saturday
Science Sleepover
Tinkerers' Club
Family Science Saturday
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Enter to Win

    Congratulations to Shannon Tamayo, last month's winner of four tickets to the New Children's Museum!


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!  


Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the North Star Science Store. Just in time for holiday shopping!  



To enter, please complete this form by

 November 15, 2014.


Store Spotlight
Dive Into the World of DNA! 

The award winning Science Wiz DNA Kit contains 18 fun and educational experiments you can do at home, including extracting DNA from fruit, solving chromosome puzzles and more! The DNA Kit makes a great holiday gift for the budding scientist in your life!
Available in the North Star Science Store for:
$24.95 nonmembers
$22.46 members.



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