Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
APRIL 2015         
Take a Journey To Space
Blast off into a new realm of space exploration at the Fleet! Our new Giant Screen film, Journey To Space, explores the space program, from the first orbit around the Earth to future missions to Mars. Witness rockets blasting off, life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the technology being developed that will enable humans to survive on Mars.

Journey To Space opens Friday, March 27, and will play multiple times a day through spring break and beyond. More>>


Experience the Magic During Spring Break
Jason Latimer is back! The World Champion of Magic will astound San Diego audiences once again as he returns to the Fleet with his special blend of science and illusion. Best of all, he'll be performing his live show, Perception: See Beyond the Illusion, daily throughout spring break, March 28 to April 5. 

If you missed him last time around, be sure to see the show this time, because there's no telling when he might vanish! More>>

Shows daily during Spring Break: March 28 to April 5, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Regular show schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. No shows April 25 & 26.


The Thrill of Science After Hours
Join the Fleet for a new nighttime event for the 21+ crowd as we host the Fleet Night of Science: The Thrill of Science. Take part in hands-on demonstrations, attend a brief lecture on the neuroscience that drives adrenaline junkies and learn about the thrilling things the San Diego science community is up to. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase and attendees will have full access to all the Fleet's exhibit galleries. More>>

Tickets are $19.50 for general admission and $15 for Fleet Members. Tickets are available here.

Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Rock in the Park: Berkley Hart Selis Twang
West Coast country-rock meets bluegrass-styled Appalachia with Berkley Hart Selis Twang, the fourth headliner in the Fleet's Rock in the Park concert series. Featuring the union of two stalwart San Diego musical acts, Berkley Hart and Eve Selis, the new group features beautiful melodies and three-part harmonies to entrance audiences with a new yet familiar sound. More>>

Listen to Tomorrow On My Mind

Doors open at 7 p.m., 21+ only; IDs will be checked at the door. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase at the Fleet ticket counter or online

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Sleepover at the Fleet
What's better than coming to the Fleet for Spring Break? Spending an entire night at the Fleet! 

From Saturday, April 25, to the morning of Sunday, April 26, the Fleet hosts a special Science Center Sleepover. This night of fun includes exploration of all the "do touch" interactive exhibit galleries, a show on the Giant Dome screen, fun hands-on educational workshops and a scavenger hunt in the science center. More>>

Price is $55 per child, parent and/or guardian. Registration deadline is April 3 so sign up now


Check in between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The sleepover lasts until 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26. 


Questions? Call (619) 685-5761 or email.

Science Fun When School is Done
Summer Camps
Keep the kids learning all summer with the Fleet's Summer Science Camps! Explore outer space, engineering, chemical reactions, robotics, computer programming and dozens of other topics!

We have camps for pre-kindergarten kids through 8th graders. There are weekly full-day and half-day camps, plus camps can be coordinated with more than one institution in the park. 

Find the complete list of summer camp options options on the website or call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806. More>>

A brochure of all the youth programming available at the Fleet for spring, summer and beyond is here

Giant Dome Theater Pre-Seating Member Privileges
Members at the Voyager level and above receive pre-seating for all Giant Dome theater shows, including Journey To Space and Humpback Whales. Enter before those in line to take your choice of the best seats in the house. 

Upgrade your membership at any time! Contact Tamra Kirl: (619) 238-1233, ext. 713. More>>

Tinkering Studio on the Move
Girls at the Tinkering Studio - Marshmellow structures
The Tinkering Studio had a great run in the main gallery! Fun projects were created and new friends were made. Now it's time for the Tinkering Studio to return to its usual spot in the southwest corner of the building by Cellular Journey.

If you were introduced to the Tinkering Studio for the first time recently, we'd love to see you again after the move. All the fun games and projects will be there waiting for you.

The Tinkering Studio will close temporarily beginning Sunday, April 12, and will re-open in its regular location next to Cellular Journey on Saturday, April 18. More>>

The Non Gala Experiment

Ready for another black-tie event? We didn't think so. Get ready to NOT party ... for the Fleet's 2015 Annual Fundraiser.


Join our virtual event from the comfort of your own living room on Sunday, May 17, 2015. There's no reason NOT to celebrate science and donate to the cause! More details for the Non Gala Experiment are coming your way soon!

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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April Events

1The Sky Tonight
4Tinkerers' Club
4Family Science Saturdays
5Open Easter Sunday
6Senior Monday
7FREE First Tuesday
9Young Scientists
11Saturday Science Club for Girls
16Fleet Night of Science
17Rock in the Park: Berkley Hart Selis Twang
18Tinkerers' Club
18Family Science Saturdays
18Nano Day
24Hubble Telescope 25th Anniversary
25Tinkerers' Club
25Family Science Saturdays
25DNA Day
25Public Sleepover
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Enter to Win

Congratulations to Marenda Pringle, last month's winner of two tickets to Birch Aquarium at Scripps!


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!

Enter to win four passes to the Grand Opening Party for CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top, on Thursday, April 30.


To enter, please complete this form by April 15, 2015.


Store Spotlight

Cuddle with a



Humpback whales can grow to up to 50 feet long and weigh 48 tons, but now you can have a cuddle-size version with you wherever you go. 


The Aurora Gift of Smiles Humpback Whale plushie contains many fascinating and educational facts about the species, while still being a cute and fun addition to your collection! 


Available in the North Star Science Store for $19.95 for nonmembers, $17.96 for members.  

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