Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
JANUARY 2015         
Don't Try This at Home... Really
The Fleet brings an exciting new addition to our exhibition floor. Don't Try This at Home features all the loud, messy and shocking science experiments you can't do at home as performed by our own Fleet Science Show demonstrators. Watch the chaos of a roll of toilet paper combined with a leaf blower, see bananas get used as hammers and witness an epic ping pong ball explosion!

Starting January 31, you can try your own messy, loud and shocking experiments when we debut the Tinkering Studio: Don't Try This at Home! We'll provide more tools, more supplies and more inspiration to maximize your tinkering fun. More>>

Be the first to see it! Don't Try This at Home opens Saturday, January 17.


Rock in the Park With Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe 
Our second annual live concert series kicks off with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe on Friday, January 16. See the former San Francisco Giants third base coach as he showcases the other side of his personality, as an emotional songwriter and seasoned fingerstyle legend of Americana music. 

Friday, January 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. 21+


Final Days for ILLUSION and Genome
To make room for Don't Try This at Home, the Fleet must bid farewell to two popular traveling exhibitions. Come explore the human genome with us in Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, through Sunday, January 4. The last day for ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems is Monday, January 19. You only have three weekends left to test the many ways our minds are fooled by sensory deception.

PERCEPTION Vanishes This Month
Our resident illusionist and World Champion of Magic has been busy! Jason Latimer has been a staple on the popular Syfy show Wizard Wars, on top of touring all over the country to perform his special brand of science and illusion. His popular live show, PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion has been dazzling Fleet audiences since July, but it's time for him to disappear. Come see the show while you can. PERCEPTION ends Monday, January 19.


Creating Young Scientists
Start your kids thinking like scientists early! The Young Scientist program at the Fleet introduces children ages 3-5 to concepts like how the body works, from bones to brains, in a way that sparks young minds. Parents participate in the program too, so everybody can share in the science together! 

The next session begins on Thursday, January 8.

Sign up now! Class size is limited.

The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time
Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll comes to the Fleet on Monday, January 5, for a special lecture on the nature of time, the origin of entropy and what happened before the Big Bang. You may have seen him previously on the Colbert Report, PBS's NOVA and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

Come join us at the Fleet for this special lecture. The event is free but seats are limited. Register now. 

Monday, January 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Talk begins at 7 p.m.

Members Stick To It!
If you're a member, each time you visit be sure to stop at the Ticket Counter to exchange your Theater Vouchers or receive your complimentary exhibit gallery tickets. We'll also give you our new Membership sticker for everyone in your family. Wear it during your visit so our staff will be able to assist you quickly. Just one more way we make sure that Membership is a great experience all year long. 

Not yet a member? Join today!

Suds & Science
What can science teach us about happiness? Are we born with it or is it learned? Grab a pint and join us on Monday, January 12, at Callahan's Pub & Brewery in Mira Mesa, as Dr. Lisa T. Eyler, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, discusses the components of happiness. Our Suds & Science program is a great place to learn something interesting while enjoying a beer and meeting new people. 

Sign up in advance because seats fill up fast! 

Monday, January 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Callahan's Pub & Brewery, 8111 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92126

Thank You for a Wonderful Year!
The Fleet would like to thank all our donors and trustees that have made it possible for us to bring science learning to people of all ages. Thank you for your generous contributions! Happy New Year!
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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January Events

Open New Year's Day
Family Science Saturdays
4Last Day for Genome
5Senior Monday
5Sean Carroll Talk
6FREE First Tuesday
7The Sky Tonight
8Young Scientists
Tinkerers' Club
10Family Science Saturdays
10Saturday Science Club for Girls
16Rock in the Park: Tim Flannery
17Tinkerers' Club
17Family Science Saturdays
17Don't Try This at Home Debuts
19Last Day for Illusion
19Open MLK Jr Day!
24Tinkerers' Club
24Family Science Saturday
31Tinkerers' Club
31Family Science Saturdays
31Tinkering Studio: Don't Try This at Home
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Claudia Oreegal, last month's winner of two tickets to Birch Aquarium at Scripps!

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! 

Enter to win two complimentary MEMBERSHIPS to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center!
To enter, please complete this form by January 15, 2015.
Store Spotlight

Make block busting structures at home!

Your children can now try their hand at engineering amazing structures at home using the KEVA Structures 200 Plank Set. These are the same blocks featured in the Fleet's Block Busters!  


Available in the North Star Science Store for $89.95 for nonmembers, $80.95 for members.



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