Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
MARCH 2015         
Two New Giant Screen Films at the Fleet
Why have one new film when you can have two? Last month the Fleet debuted a brand new Giant Screen film, Humpback Whales, featuring stunning underwater footage of these amazing creatures in their home environments. It's playing now in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

On March 27, the Fleet debuts another new film, Journey to SpaceThis film showcases the exciting plans NASA has to take humans deeper into space than ever before. Learn about what it's going to take to land humans on Mars and witness a visual tribute to the Space Shuttle Program and the 355 astronauts who flew its missions to help build the International Space Station.

Humpback Whales is playing now! 

Journey to Space debuts on March 27. 


Not Your Ordinary Spring Camp

This spring break get the kids out of the house and learning about science at the Fleet's STEAM Spring Camps! Starting March 30, kids grades 1-3 can explore science, technology, engineering, art and math while having fun at the Fleet.


For kids grades 4-6, the Fleet offers Modding Minecraft Computer Programming Spring Camps. Learn how to Mod and test out your Mods in the Minecraft Simulator. 


Sign up now! Spring Camps begin March 30.


Rock in the Park Continues With Earl Thomas

The Fleet's Rock in the Park music showcase continues into its third month as we welcome Earl Thomas. Known for his soulful blues and powerful showmanship, Earl Thomas is a sure to put on a lively show. Combining the grittiest elements of the blues with the sophistication of jazz and the nuance of Broadway, Earl Thomas takes the audience on a musical journey through the lowest lows of the blues to its most exhilarating highs! More>>


Here is a video of Earl Thomas live!


Friday, March 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. 21+





Loud, Messy and Shocking Science
The Fleet's all-new live science show, Don't Try This at Home, continues into its second month. Witness as our Fleet Science Demonstrators create gigantic clouds of liquid vapor and exothermic reactions of soapy goo. If you're brave enough, you might even be invited to volunteer on stage for one of the demonstrations. There are three different shows, so if you missed any last time you were here be sure to come back and see them. And remember, Don't Try This at Home! More>>

Multiple shows daily.

Perception Returns to the Fleet
The Fleet's resident illusionist has been busy! Since taking a break from his regular show here at the Fleet, Jason Latimer has been touring all over the country with his special brand of science and illusion, plus making appearances on the hit Syfy show, Wizard Wars.

Jason Latimer returns to the Fleet on Saturday, March 14, with his popular show, Perception: See Beyond the Illusion. There will be two performances every Saturday and Sunday, plus daily shows all through Spring Break, March 28-April 5. More>>

Beginning March 14. Saturday and Sunday, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

Daily shows during Spring Break. March 28 to April 5, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

Grab a Pint and Learn!

What is Suds & Science? We pick one of our favorite purveyors of fine brews, invite a learned scientist to join us and ask this scientist to share what they know. After the short talk, everyone can join in for questions and conversation around the topic.

This month we welcome Dr. Roger Clemens, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC School of Pharmacy. He will talk about food, and the current myths, fears and misinformation out there about what we eat. Oftentimes, it's not so much what you eat but how much you eat that makes the difference.

Join us at Callahan's Pub & Brewery, 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126, on Monday, March 23, for 6:30-8pm. Bring your friends because the talk is free! More>>


It's a Festival of Science! 

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering takes place March 14-21. The festival fun in Balboa Park kicks off with STEAM Family Day on Sunday, March 15. Come by the Fleet to meet Russell, the 11-foot electric giraffe, and experience Maker exhibits, such as Nerdy Derby and a Girl Scout soldering demonstration. Also visit the Fleet Tinkering Studio booth on the Prado walkway for more science fun and to learn about upcoming STEAM Spring Camps! 

Gallery admission free for children 12 and under with a paid adult admission; IMAX films discounted to $9.95 for children 12 and under with a paid adult.

The Festival of Science and Engineering culminates in EXPO Day, on Saturday, March 21, at Petco Park. Want to try out an Air Zooka?

Then come by the Fleet's Science Zone booth from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore wind tubes and air vortices and to test out an Air Zooka.  More>>

STEAM Family Day is Sunday, March 15, in Balboa Park.

The Festival of Science and Engineering EXPO Day is Saturday, March 21, at Petco Park.


Fleet activities during STEAM Family Day and the Festival of Science and Engineering are generously sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.





Fleet Members Get Free Admission to Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium
From March 16-31, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center members receive free admission to Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. Touch a sea star in the Tide-Pool Plaza, or unlock the mysteries of undersea communication with the current exhibit, Whales: Voices in the Sea.

Show your Fleet membership card at the Birch Aquarium ticket booth to receive this offer.

Not yet a member? Sign up here!

The Thursday Club Foundation Funds the Fleet's Nerdy Derby Ramp Construction
The Thursday Club Foundation is dedicated to educational, cultural and civic community involvement, and since 1927, has held San Diego's longest running and most profitable rummage sale. The next rummage sale takes place March 14 & 15 at the Balboa Park Activity Center. Proceeds from the rummage sale go toward San Diego's most reputable nonprofit organizations, and the Fleet is excited to be one of the benefiting organizations! The Fleet will use this generous grant for the construction and maintenance of a Nerdy Derby ramp to be used by children, makers and their families for Nerdy Derby car races in the Tinkering Studio.

Go help Thursday Club Foundation--and get your hands on some cool new stuff--by shopping at the rummage sale, March 14 & 15. 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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March Events

2Senior Monday
Free First Tuesday
4The Sky Tonight
5Young Scientists
7Tinkerers' Club
7Family Science Saturdays
14Tinkerers' Club
14Family Science Saturdays
Saturday Science Club for Girls
14Einstein's Birthday
15STEAM Family Day
21Tinkerers' Club
21Family Science Saturdays
21Festival of Science and Engineering EXPO Day
23Suds & Science
27Journey To Space opens
27Rock in the Park
28Tinkerers' Club
28Family Science Saturdays
30SciTech Tech Challenge
30STEAM and Computer Programing Spring Camps Begin
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Enter to Win

Congratulations to Barbara Fish, last month's winner of FOUR passes to the March edition of our Rock in the Park concert series, featuring Earl Thomas.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
Birch Aquarium
To enter, please complete this form by March 15, 2015.


Happy Birthday, Albert!
Help the Fleet celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite scientists, Albert Einstein!

We're sending Flat Albert--our unofficial Fleet mascot--all over the world, and you can help! Print out a version of Flat Albert, take him with you on your travels and share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag



Store Spotlight

Heavy Metal Models



Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut model kits turn sheets of metal into stunning creations! There are dozens of different models to choose from, such as the Apollo Lunar Module to Star Wars models like AT-ATs and the Millennium Falcon!


Available in the North Star Science Store. Prices range from $10.99 to $13.99 for nonmembers, $9.89 to $12.59 for members.  


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