Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
FEBRUARY 2015         
Humpback Whales Comes to the Fleet


On February 13, the Fleet is excited to host the world premiere of Humpback Whales, an all-new Giant Screen film about our favorite singing cetaceans. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the film follows a team of researchers from Hawaii to Alaska as they observe how these majestic creatures sing, feed, communicate and play!


To complement our new film, the Fleet will also be offering an hour-long Oceanography Learning Lab where students can experiment with catching zooplankton and learn about the science behind blubber and the importance of the oceanic food web.


Be the first to see Humpback Whales! The film breeches in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, February 13. More>>



Don't Try This at Home!

The latest addition to our exhibition floor is in full swing! Don't Try This at Home has been wowing Fleet audiences with all the science experiments that are too loud, messy or shocking to try at home. Come volunteer to be on stage and help our science demonstrators share the wonders of static electricity or how you can use air pressure to make a huge mess. And especially don't miss the giant ping pong ball explosion in the Too Loud show!


Afterward, you can try your hand at creating your own messes in our newly expanded Tinkering Studio: Don't Try This at Home! exhibition in the main gallery. More>>


Rock in the Park Presents: Venice


On Friday, February 20, the Fleet is excited to welcome the second show in our monthly Rock in the Park concert series, Venice.


Come early to enjoy the opening act, get a drink and something to eat and take the opportunity to explore all the interactive science exhibits in our galleries. More>>



Exploring Science Careers With Young Scientists
Young Scientist

Start 'em early! This month our Young Scientists program gives your curious kids a crash course in science-related careers. Participants can play chemist, botanist, marine biologist and forensic detective as our instructors guide kids ages 3-5 (and their parents) through fun science-related activities and experiments.


Sessions begin Thursday, February 5. Sign up now!



Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

We're bringing science to the masses! On Thursday, February 26, the Fleet sends 50 of our favorite scientists out to 25 different bars all over San Diego with one simple mission: Answer any questions people have about science. If you've always wondered what makes the tides rise and fall or how scientific inquiry works, our scientists will be there to help you out. They'll be easy to spot, too! Look for the friendly people with the sign that says "We're Scientists, Ask Us Anything."


Browse the full list of locations and scientific disciplines of our scientists.



Sleepovers Are Back!

Join us for our very first public sleepover party of 2015! Sleepovers are open for children ages 6-13, with at least one adult chaperone required for every five children. Enjoy a film on the Giant Dome screen, go on a scavenger hunt through the science center, take a fun hands-on educational workshop and have full access to all the of the Fleet exhibit galleries all night long!



The event is Friday, February 28. Sign up early to reserve your spot!


Spring Break Science Camps

Keep the kids busy and learning over spring break with our Fleet Science Camps and Computer Programming Camps. Kids in grades 1--3 will explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math), and kids grades 4--6 will learn how to write their very own Mods for Minecraft!


Camps begin Monday, March 30 and go until Friday, April 3. Sign up for the whole week or individual days!



Membership Comes With Perks!

Become a Fleet member to receive vouchers valid for free Giant Screen and Planetarium shows, including our newest Giant Screen feature, Humpback Whales. Family Memberships come with eight free theater vouchers. One more reason why Fleet Membership is a great value all year long.


Not yet a member? Click here.  


La Jolla Community Foundation Funds Family Science Nights

In November 2014, the Fleet received a generous $5,000 grant from the La Jolla Community Foundation to fund five Family Science Nights in the City of La Jolla. The grant will provide Family Science Nights at four schools and one community resource center.


Family Science Nights are highly engaging events that blend STEM and STEAM concepts, enabling children and their families to make science discoveries together. Family Science Night activities are designed to foster a sense of community and connection amongst participants. The Fleet is thrilled by this new partnership and is excited to work within the City of La Jolla.


For more information on Family Science Nights and how to bring them to your neighborhood, please visit 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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February Events

2Senior Monday
Free First Tuesday
4The Sky Tonight
5Young Scientists
7Tinkerers' Club
7Family Science Saturdays
13Humpback Whales Premiere
14Tinkerers' Club
Family Science Saturdays
14Saturday Science Club for Girls
16Open President's Day
20Rock in the Park: Venice
21Tinkerers' Club
21Family Science Saturdays
26Tinkerers' Club
28Family Science Saturdays
28Public Sleepover
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Joan Hunt, last month's winner of two complimentary memberships to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! 

Enter to win FOUR passes to the March edition of our Rock in the Park concert series, featuring Earl Thomas.
To enter, please complete this form by February 15, 2015.
Store Spotlight

Launch Into Science


This recycled bottle rocket will encourage your young scientist to use their creativity to design, decorate and test functional rockets that can be launched over and

over again.


Available in the North Star Science Store for $19.95 for nonmembers, $17.95 for members.  


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